Current Work

THE DAMKEEPER, a short film directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo releases a short behind the music video.

San Francisco Composer Nathaniel Stookey collaborates Magik*Magik Orchestra to record his POPera, ZIPPERZ at Fantasy Studios.

San Francisco Composer Nathaniel Stookey collaborates Magik*Magik Orchestra to record his POPera, ZIPPERZ at Fantasy Studios.

Australian Singer-Songwriter, Justin Gill (REDVERS), records Magik*Magik Choir on his upcoming release at Tiny Telephone.

Australian Singer-Songwriter, Justin Gill (REDVERS), records Magik*Magik Choir on his upcoming release at Tiny Telephone.


 

Past Work

 

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!

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)

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 accompanies Third Eye Blind at The Fillmore for a private benefit event for SF General Hospital.

Magik*Magik Orchestra accompanies Third Eye Blind at The Fillmore for a private benefit event for SF General Hospital.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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*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 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.

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.

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

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 Celebrates our 5th Birthday with a Gala Concert featuring guest performances by: The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, How to Dress Well, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Diana Gameros and the incredible Zoe Keating. 

Magik*Magik Celebrates our 5th Birthday with a Gala Concert featuring guest performances by: The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, How to Dress Well, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Diana Gameros and the incredible Zoe Keating. 

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.

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.

Magik*Magik signed to CHRIS WALLA's TRANS records and will release their debut solo album in 2014.

Magik*Magik signed to CHRIS WALLA's TRANS records and will release their debut solo album in 2014.

 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS perform at Bill Graham Auditorium with children's choir and Magik*Magik string quintet on April 9, 2013.

 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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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 with RELEASE THE SUNBIRD at the issue's release party at AT&T Park 

7x7 MAGAZINE includes founder Minna Choi in their 2011 Hot 20 under 40 list and Magik*Magik performs with RELEASE 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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, 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.

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 Quartet accompanies The Frail Ophelias at Stern Grove on the Road (Bayview).

Magik*Magik Quartet accompanies The Frail Ophelias at Stern Grove on the Road (Bayview).

Magik*Magik accompanies the impeccable Pacific Boychoir for their Viennese Spring Concert in 2014.

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 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.

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.

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 heads into the studio to provide original arrangements, brass, woodwind, and solo cello for How To Dress Well's upcoming release.

Magik heads into the studio to provide original arrangements, brass, woodwind, and solo cello for How To Dress Well's upcoming release.

Magik*Magik joins HOW TO DRESS WELL at the 2011 PITCHFORK FESTIVAL in Chicago

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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 records the film score to THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK, a PBS documentary about the advent of forensic chemistry. 

Magik*Magik records the film score to THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK, a PBS documentary about the advent of forensic chemistry. 

Magik*Magik works with SF's TIDELANDS, providing string, choir, and horn arrangements & performances for several recorded projects.

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.

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 

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)

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

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)

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.

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

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 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.

Magik*Magik provides SEA WOLF with a solo cellist to accompany him on two national tours.

Magik*Magik Quartet accompanies singer songwriter Martin Luther at Yoshis

Magik*Magik Quartet accompanies singer songwriter Martin Luther at Yoshis