Magik*Magik composes and performs original music for the 2015 TED conference in Vancouver. We were invited by Pop Up Magazine, a live storytelling experience from San Francisco.
Magik*Magik Orchestra Celebrates its 5th Birthday at the Fox Theater on Jan 31, 2013 with special guests: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Zoe Keating, The Dodos, Geographer, Two Gallants, John Vanderslice, Rogue Wave, and more!
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE invites Magik*Magik on a 27-date tour to play alongside the band during their 20 song set. All string arrangements for the collaborative set were composed by Magik*Magik. (2012)
Magik*Magik Orchestra makes its debut performing the west coast premiere of JONNY GREENWOOD'S Popcorn Superhet Receiver in two sold-out shows at the Herbst Theatre.
Three brass players from Magik will join NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS for their performance at Outside Lands this Friday at 4pm. Tixx sold out.
STEPHAN JENKINS works closely with Magik*Magik to orchestrally revamp five songs from THIRD EYE BLIND's album Ursa Major.
Kranky Records artist CHRISTINA VANTZOU collaborates closely with Magik*Magik on both of her full-length records and for a live show.
Magik*Magik teams up with HOW TO DRESS WELL to produce a string arrangement for his record Total Loss.
San Francisco Composer NATHANIEL STOOKEY and librettist DAN HARDER collaborate with Magik*Magik Orchestra to record their POPera, ZIPPERZ at Fantasy Studios.
POP-UP MAGAZINE commissions original music from Magik*Magik to be performed live alongside their storytellers at Davies Symphony Hall and The United Artists Theater in LA. Click thru for tixx to the LA show on Nov 19th!
MCSWEENEY'S MCMULLENS commissions an original piece by Magik*Magik to accompany their new book Hang Glider & Mud Mask.
Magik*Magik provides an eight piece string ensemble to accompany JCCSF's presentation of TIN HAT TRIO.
In September 2013, a Magik string quartet accompanies ZOLA JESUS on a 4-date West Coast tour.
Magik*Magik teams up once again with singer-writer JOHN THAYER and producer BOBBY KRIER for a new EP.
Magik provides an orchestra arrangement for DIANA GAMEROS' upcoming release.
Magik*Magik performs at the 2009 PERFORMA FESTIVAL.
THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM hires Magik*Magik to create a children's program to accompany a Maurice Sendak retrospective, which included an original song and the Musical Petting Zoo.
Magik*Magik performs at multiple services for CITY CHURCH SAN FRANCISCO, including an Easter service at Davies Symphony Hall in 2012.
Cellist ZOE KEATING teams up with Magik*Magik strings to present newly orchestrated versions of her works in two shows at Great American Music Hall
Magik*Magik joins ZOE KEATING and the ODC DANCE GROUP to perform six shows on ODC's 2012 season and at their 2012 Opening Gala.
Magik*Magik works closely with CARLA KIHLSTEDT to add string arrangements for a show with her band 2 FOOT YARD at the Swedish American Hall in 2008.
Magik*Magik works with SF's video team YOURS TRULY multiple times, taping performances with John Vanderslice, the Guards and How to Dress Well. Visit the Videos page to watch.
Drag City's OM works with a cellist and violist from Magik*Magik for two records.
Magik*Magik records for MATTHEW BROWN,performing semi-improvised works from musical cues displayed on programmed iPad screens.
Magik*Magik plays alongside Israeli rock band CHURCH OF REASON at Israel in the Gardens.
In Fall 2013, Magik provided an improvising solo violinist for a session with San Francisco's SCOTT GAGNER.
In June 2013, Magik provided original arrangements and string quartet for KEVIN TOQE's forthcoming LP.
In October 2013, a 40-person Magik*Magik Orchestra performs the world premiere of Agony/Ecstasy at the inaugural TRANSCENDENT PATHWAYS concert.
In Spring 2013, Magik provided a string orchestra for the Narada Michael Walden Foundation's SPRING FLING WITH STRINGS, backing up young singers covering Billie Holiday tunes.
Magik*Magik provides SEA WOLF with a solo cellist to accompany him on two national tours.
Magik*Magik teams up with composer NATHAN JOHNSON to perform and record the original film score for LOOPER, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis & Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS perform at Bill Graham Auditorium with children's choir and Magik*Magik string quintet on April 9, 2013.
Magik*Magik travels to Vancouver to take part in TED 2015 together with POP UP Magazine this March! Composers Minna Choi and Rob Moose will compose original music commissions for live storytelling.
Singer-Songwriter GLEN HANSARD and his string arranger, Rob Moose, invite two string players from Magik to join them at the Fox for a performance on August 7th. Tixx available.
Following 2011's White Wilderness, Magik*Magik contributes arrangements and string, horn, and woodwinds to JOHN VANDERSLICE's upcoming 2013 release.
Magik*Magik contributes a choir arrangement for How To Dress Well's performance at the Contemporary Color Concert, curated by David Byrne.
Magik*Magik strings record the original film score for YOUNG ONES directed by Jake Paltrow. Music composed by Nathan Johnson.
Ryan Lott, aka SON LUX, hires Magik*Magik to record an original score for the French film The Other Side of the Freeway
Magik*Magik Celebrates our 5th Birthday with a Gala Concert featuring The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, How to Dress Well, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Diana Gameros and Zoe Keating.
Magik*Magik joins the impeccable voices of CLERESTORY on Nov 15 & 16 for two concerts. Click image for details on ticketing and a live stream.
On January 31, Magik*Magik performs with GEOGRAPHER at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Magik*Magik & THE DODOS team up for a collaborative performance at the 2010 Noise Pop Festival
BIRDCALL commissions Magik*Magik for her show at Viracocha on Dec 28th.
Magik*Magik & THE DODOS team up to celebrate SFMOMA's 75th Anniversary
In October, Magik heads into the studio to record orchestral versions of music by BEAUTIFUL SCHIZOPHONIC.
7x7 MAGAZINE includes founder Minna Choi in their 2011 Hot 20 under 40 list and Magik*Magik performs withRELEASE THE SUNBIRD at the issue's release party at AT&T Park
THE LONELY FOREST and Magik*Magik team up for their debut record Arrows, with Magik providing strings for its opening track.
Magik*Magik string quintet joins HAUSCHKA and special guest HILARY HAHN at Hotel Utah
JOHN VANDERSLICE invites Magik*Magik to arrange and perform his first full-length orchestra record, released on Dead Oceans in 2011
DEBBIE NEIGHER works with Magik*Magik to add strings, horns and winds to her self titled debut album and in 2013 teams with Magik again for her second full-length release.
Magik provides three string players for DEAN HARLEM'S forthcoming LP.
Brooklyn based outfit THE GUARDS hire Magik*Magik to create string parts for an exclusive video shoot with Yours Truly set inside a San Francisco funeral home.
Magik*Magik provides Brooklyn pop outfit, COOKIES, with string transcriptions and recordings for their upcoming EP.
Magik*Magik works with DOE EYE and producer John Vanderslice on her sophomore effort Hotel Fire, contributing strings.
SF outfit TAXES hires Magik*Magik to contribute strings to their third record.
In July 2013, Magik*Magik backs up GEOGRAPHER at the Stern Grove Festival, opening for the KRONOS QUARTET.
In July 2013, a 25-person Magik string orchestra serenades guests assembling at the opening of the LOUIS VUITTON CUP at the Legion of Honor.
Magik*Magik performs as the pit orchestra for two seasons of MARK FOEHRINGER's Nutcracker.
Magik*Magik Quartet accompanies singer songwriter Martin Luther at Yoshis
WEEZER works with Magik*Magik to write a violin string arrangement for their San Jose Acoustic Show in Oct 2014.
Magik provides original arrangements, brass, woodwind, and solo cello for HOW TO DRESS WELL'S 2014 LP WHAT IS THIS HEART?.
Magik*Magik heads into the studio this Summer with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers adding strings to their new record.
THE WALKMEN invite 4 Magik brass players to perform with the band at their sold-out 10th Anniversary shows at the Independent in San Francisco (2012), and again at two headlining performances at the Fillmore in 2013.
A ten piece Magik string section will record the premiere recording of FADE TO ORANGE composed by SCOTT AMENDOLA featuring NELS CLINE on guitar and TREVOR DUNN on bass at Fantasy Studios in September 2014.
Magik*Magik works with Alex Kushner and Laura Dean on a new record for VOLARY.
Magik*Magik performs a 60 min continuous musical score for HOW TO DRESS WELL'S WHAT IS THIS HEART live world premiere in Berlin.
Singer-composer SAMANTHA CRAIN and producer JOHN VANDERSLICE team up with Magik*Magik Strings on her upcoming record.
Magik*Magik Quartet accompanies THE FRAIL OPHELIAS at Stern Grove on the Road (Bayview).
Magik*Magik Orchestra accompanies THIRD EYE BLIND at The Fillmore for a private benefit event for SF General Hospital.
The Magik Petting Zoo will make an appearance at The Contemporary Jewish Museum on October 12th in celebration of their Warren Hellman Exhibition. Find out more!
Australian Singer-Songwriter, Justin Gill (REDVERS), records Magik*Magik Choir on his upcoming release at Tiny Telephone.
Magik*Magik records the score for the 18 minute animated short THE DAM KEEPER , directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, over 2 days at Fantasy Studios.
Magik*Magik string quartet performs alongside the City Church Beatles Choir in a free concert at LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL.
Magik*Magik joins HOW TO DRESS WELL at the 2011 PITCHFORK FESTIVAL in Chicago
THAO & Magik*Magik join forces with the 30 piece City Church Choir for a performance of Christmas Carols
Magik*Magik leads a free Kids Camp at the STERN GROVE FESTIVAL on July 9-11 2013. Click here to see photos and scores composed by campers!
THE DODOS team with Magik to add strings and original arrangements to their 2011 release No Color, and in December 2012 Magik adds strings and arrangements to their upcoming full-length release.
Magik*Magik re-teams with San Francisco's GEOGRAPHER for performances opening for the Kronos Quartet on July 14 at the Stern Grove Music Festival.
Magik*Magik signs to TRANS Records, owned and operated by CHRIS WALLA.
STERN GROVE FESTIVAL hires Magik*Magik to create free day camps in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, 700+ children built their own batons and learned the skills of orchestral conducting.