“Helix Collective creates compelling, insistent, thoroughly modern music with a resolutely acoustic (even proudly classical) band of kick-ass outsider oboe, flute, piano, and drum virtuosi.” “

 

These are great musicians producing something that I guarantee you’ve never heard before– lively, joyous, surprising and throughly entertaining music…”      -MusesMuse

 

“If there is a book about how to make an appealing CD, the Helix Collective have surely read it.”      -American Record Guide

 

“—recommended for fine musicianship and beyond-the-ordinary programming.”      – Audiophile Audition

 

“…no wonder the Helix Collective can hold down a monthly engagement at the Silverlake Lounge.”      

-Captain Art Walk

Helix Collective is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording. Helix has released two critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over a dozen films. The ensemble is at home in nightclubs and on the concert stage from a residency at Los Angeles’s venerable Silverlake Lounge to performances for the West Michigan and Pacific Symphonies. Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition Magazine). Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for their “beyond-the-ordinary programming.” The flexible ensemble has a core instrumentation of flute, oboe, piano and percussion, and expands to a small chamber orchestra.

Helix Collective is the resident ensemble of the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival and recently performed at the Women Composers in Media event in Los Angeles. Upcoming performances this season include Classical Revolution: L.A., Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion, and Encinitas Music by the Sea.


CLUB CLASSICAL

THE COCKTAIL STORIES

Hollywood screenwriters share stories about their favorite cocktails in this dramatic ­musical show. The tales are set to music by Helix Collective and the audience chooses which “drink” to hear next. During the show, a Jack and Coke can lead you to a yachting trip with a jazz trio in tow. An Irish coffee becomes a whirlwind of Irish and Columbian music and toasts. After everyone has had a few beers, a drinking song is bound to break out in the crowd. Share an intimate evening of drinks, music, and great stories!

 

WORLD DANCE CLUB

Helix hosts the world’s first classical dance club with their World Dance Club program. The group performs dance music from all over the world while providing quickie dance lessons throughout the show. Before the night is out, people who have never danced before will be up and dancing to Bollywood, Bluegrass, Salsa and Klezmer! It’s a lightning-speed trip around the world, so wear your dancing shoes and get ready to party!

 

L.A. STORIES

 

L.A. Stories brings together poets, writers, composers, and musicians to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles. This music and storytelling show creates vignettes within the city about surviving and thriving in L.A. Droughts. Movie Stars. Love. Arriving from a distant land. We all share this city but it looks different from every vantage point.

Helix Collective has recorded over thirty films and media projects with their flexible instrumentation ensemble, and their musicians can be heard on hundreds more.  Ranging from a chamber orchestra to just a few musicians, Helix Collective is comprised of busy recording professionals. With close relationships with several studios and excellent recording engineers, and remote recording options, Helix can help bring your musical vision to life. Helix Collective also specializes in live score-to-screen concerts, is the resident ensemble of the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, and performed for the Women Composers in Media concert.

 CREDITS INCLUDE:
Aphrodite, composer Drum & Lace
Arrow And Oil, composer George Oldziey
The Bag and the Bike composer, Marco Valerio Antonini
Bam Bam, composer Erik Desiderio
Devil’s Hour, composer Nathalie Bonin
Liminal, composer Shaun Chasin
Niara, composer Steph Kowal
L’Ombre Amoureuse, composer Joy Ngiaw
The Pill,  composer Jonathan Keith
Bicycle, composer Jane Lin
The Swan, composer Bronson Buskett
How to Be, composer Phil Popham
The Wanderer, composer Alexander Thomas
Cafouillage, composer Jordi Nus
The Most Beautiful Woman, composer Benjamin Hoff
Sushi Man, composer Annie Rosevear
Toxic Temptation composer Catherine Grealish
Cowboys in a Saloon composer Emily Rice
Pato, composer Luis Obregon
Weed and Me, composer Chad Cannon
Death Will Tremble, episode 6, composer Paul Apelgren
le gateau, composers Garren&Cohan
The Shy Guys, “At the Park,” composer Elliott Goldkind
The Shy Guys, “Fun Times with Strangers,” composer Elliott Goldkind
Bandit, composer Reuven Herman
Monroe, composer Eugene Micofsky
Driving Thought, composer Phil Popham
Suspended Ballet, composer Phil Popham


ALBUMS


REVIEWS

Helix Collective creates compelling, insistent, thoroughly modern music with a resolutely acoustic (even proudly classical) band of kick-ass outsider oboe, flute, piano, and drum virtuosi.” “

“Usually instrumental albums fit into a clearly defined genre….This one just does it’s own thing. And that thing is unique.” 

“These are great musicians producing something that I guarantee you’ve never heard before– lively, joyous, surprising and throughly entertaining music, a unique take on what a dance band can be, what a flute or oboe can do, and what classical music itself is”

Muse’s Muse

“If there is a book about how to make an appealing CD, the Helix Collective have surely read it.”

“[Popham’s ‘The Pharmacy’] is a piece any trio would love to do and any audience would love to hear.”

-American Record Guide

“The Helix Collective obviously had fun with this program and meet its various challenges and interpretive vagaries with the steadiness and unanimity of professionals who have managed to blend into a true ensemble. These are very enjoyable performances.”

“…the program has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal.”

“—recommended for fine musicianship and beyond-the-ordinary programming.”

Audiophile Audition

“Lorry Black bridges the world of classical and rock percussion, a drumming evangelist,” and Popham has Mozart’s gift of musical composition.” 

“…no wonder the Helix Collective can hold down a monthly engagement at the Silverlake Lounge.” 

Captain Art Walk


 NOTABLE SHOWS

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival  – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017

Winning Ensemble – The Beverly Hills National Chamber Music Competition – 2017

Women Composers in Film – 2016

Silent Films Live – 2016

LIVE at Laguna Beach – 2015

The Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive – 2016, 2017

The Pacific Symphony PlazaCasts – 2014, 2015, & 2016

The Tahoe Chamber Music Society – 2012, & 2013

The Block @ West Michigan Symphony – 2014 & 2015

Classical Revolution: Los Angeles – 2011 – 2017

Music @ MiMoDa – 2013-2017

Unexpected Music & Arts Festival – 2014

Hollywood Fringe Festival – 2012

White Lake Chamber music Festival – 2011 & 2012

Classical Revolution: Atlanta – 2012

Classical Revolution: Cincinnati – 2011


THE PLAYERS

Sarah Robinson – flute, piccolo, alto flute

Phil Popham – oboe, Englis horn, composer

Lorry Black – percussion

Katie Norring – piano


CONTACT

email: helixcollective@yahoo.com

www.helixcollective.net (you’re already here!)

213-514-2565