In October, Magik heads into the studio to record orchestral versions of music by BEAUTIFUL SCHIZOPHONIC.
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.
STEPHAN JENKINS works closely with Magik*Magik to orchestrally revamp five songs from THIRD EYE BLIND's album Ursa Major.
Magik*Magik teams up with HOW TO DRESS WELL to produce a string arrangement for his record Total Loss.
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.
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.
Magik*Magik teams up with composers NATHAN JOHNSON & SON LUX 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.
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
Following 2011's White Wilderness, Magik*Magik contributes arrangements and string, horn, and woodwinds to JOHN VANDERSLICE's upcoming 2013 release.
Kranky Records artist CHRISTINA VANTZOU collaborates closely with Magik*Magik on both of her full-length records and for a live show.
Magik*Magik & THE DODOS team up to celebrate SFMOMA's 75th Anniversary
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
Ryan Lott, aka SON LUX, hires Magik*Magik to record an original score for the French film The Other Side of the Freeway
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.
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.
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.
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.
Magik*Magik works with SF's TIDELANDS, providing string, choir, and horn arrangements & performances for several recorded projects.
Magik collaborates with GEM CLUB, providing original string arrangements for their gorgeous record, IN ROSES.
San Francisco's new music festival OTHER MINDS presents Magik*Magik performing three pieces on closing night of the 2012 Festival
Magik*Magik performs as a 70+ piece orchestra accompanying STING at Davies Symphony Hall (2009)
GOOGLE hires a violinist and harpist to perform at their 2012 holiday party inside San Francisco City Hall's rotunda
DUSTIN O'HALLORAN performs with a Magik*Magik quartet at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles (2009)
Magik*Magik performs as the pit orchestra for two seasons of MARK FOEHRINGER's Nutcracker.
CITY HYMNS, moniker of Karl Digerness, works with Magik*Magik to co-produce, write orchestral arrangements, and perform for his debut record
Magik*Magik plays three shows accompanying THE ALBUM LEAF in LA, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2010.
Magik*Magik provides SEA WOLF with a solo cellist to accompany him on two national tours.
In July 2013, Magik*Magik backs up GEOGRAPHER at the Stern Grove Festival, opening for the KRONOS QUARTET.
In October 2013, a 40-person Magik*Magik Orchestra performs the world premiere of Agony/Ecstasy at the inaugural TRANSCENDENT PATHWAYS concert.
In September 2013, a Magik string quartet accompanies ZOLA JESUS on a 4-date West Coast tour.
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.
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.