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COREY MADDEN is an award-winning writer/director and founder of L’Atelier Arts, whose works have been presented nationally and internationally in theatres, museums and public art festivals including The Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOCA, Autry National Center, Santa Monica’s GLOW Festival and the Transatlantyk Film and Music Festival in Poland. In October 2014 L’Atlelier Arts will premiere Sol Path– a new music and media performance at the AxS Festival in Pasadena. This work has been created in cooperation with Jet Propulsion Lab and uses images, data and interviews from the current NASA mission to Mars, “Curiosity.”

Madden is Executive Director of the Kenan Institute for the Arts at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, was Associate Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum from 1993-2007 and worked as Jon Jory’s artistic assistant at Actors Theatre of Louisville early in her career. During her tenure at the Taper she worked closely with innovative artists such as Robert Le Page, David Gordon, George C. Wolfe, Declan Donnellan, Tony Kushner, Anna Deavere Smith and Bill Cain among many others. She has directed theatre, music, opera and dance works at Walt Disney Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Public Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Madden has received support from the NEA, Rockefeller, Irvine, Wallace, Dana and Ford Foundations and has been a Lucas artist in residence at Montalvo Center for the Arts.

Recent original works include Tales of the Old West for Autry National Center (2013), Rain After Ash presented at the Pacific Asia Museum and commissioned by A x S Festival (2011), Day for Night premiered at GLOW on Santa Monica Beach (2010) and screened at the Transatlantyk Festival in Poland (2011), The Ecologies of Poetry as part of the NEA Big Read at Occidental College (2009), Surf Orpheus (2008) at the Getty Villa and UCSD and the award winning Rock, Paper, Scissors at Childsplay Theatre which toured for 10 months and won Best Play and Music of 2009 and was subsequently produced by Speeltheatre in Holland (2010).

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Composer, Bruno Louchouarn’s practice bridges new music, sound design and art installation; and is informed by his academic research in the cognitive aspects of music. Louchouarn’s immersive works have been presented at the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Festival and Liverpool Biennale, Santa Monica’s GLOW Festival and Transatlantyk Music and Film Festival in Poland, as well as previous AxS Festivals.

Premieres of his new music have been performed at The Colburn School, Royce Hall, REDCAT, Getty Center and Villa as well as Juilliard, University of Southern California, University of Akron, Chapman School of Music, Occidental College. In 2014-15 Louchouarn will compose new works for contemporary choreographers, Jacques Heim of Diavolo Dance, Deborah Slater of Deborah Slater Dance Theatre and Susan Jaffe, Dean of Dance at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Louchouarn is an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary arts at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a researcher at its Center for Design Innovation.