Soundscapes: Maral / Presented with Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)

Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 3–5 pm
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Soundscapes: Maral


Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 3–5 pm

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FREE with RSVP (Museum Admission from 3–5 pm Included)

Soundscapes: Maral / Presented with Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)

Performed in the Gem and Mineral Hall, Level 1 (Enter from the Foyer)


Soundscapes / LAND

Presented with Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), join us for a special music performance by artist Maral along with Trayer Tron. Inspired by the Gem and Mineral Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the pair will create a new sonic work adapted from an archive of Iranian classical and folk music samples. Maral's last album was described as music emerging from "the Earth's core," metamorphosing sounds into a new form that reflects the process of magma transforming into minerals and gems in sonic form.

This performance is part of Soundscapes, LAND’s programming series dedicated to experimental music and sound-based practices. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

3 pm: Introduction  |  3:30 pm: Performance by Maral  |  5 pm: Program Ends/Museum Closed



About Maral

Maral’s sonic palette incorporates a collage of Iranian Classical & Folk samples and explores genres of experimental electronic production such as noise, punk/post-punk, and dub. Maral has released two critically acclaimed records: Ground Groove (2022) and Push (2020) on Leaving Records. She has collaborated with artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Panda Bear, Penny Rimbaud of Crass, Anika, and more. Maral has had opening gigs with Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Kode 9, James Blake (DJ), Beach House, Nabihah Iqbal, Arushi Jain, Black Eyes, and Baths, as well as headlined gigs at The Getty, LACMA, Gold Diggers, 2220 Arts & Archives. Festival bookings include Primavera Sound, C2C, Making Time, This Ain't No Picnic, and Desert Daze (2024). Accolades from Pitchfork, RA, Bandcamp, The Wire, Crack, and DJ Mag.


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About Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)

Founded in 2009, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) is a nonprofit arts organization committed to connecting people and places through site-responsive public art and programs. Over the last 15 years, LAND has supported projects ranging from large-scale sculptural commissions to cross-country billboard projects, roadside screenings, artist-run workshops, a city-wide presentation of multi-channel videos, and more. LAND has presented over 500 artists across over 300 discrete programs and exhibitions in its history, reaching millions of people.