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Cruel Diagonals

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll | Livestreaming at CCRMA Live

Since 2016, Los Angeles-based multimedia artist, Cruel Diagonals (aka Megan Mitchell), has been creating critically acclaimed experimental electronic music and intriguing visuals. Though classically trained as a vocalist and well-versed in jazz standards as a youth, Cruel Diagonals applies her brilliant voice to compositions and improvisations that are the antithesis of staid tradition or arid academic exercises. Rather, she optimizes her minimal gear setup with an instinctual adventurousness and an acute sense of the most chilling and moving atmospheres and timbres, favoring fluidity of tones over the grid-like modes of much electronic music. Cruel Diagonals augments these elements with exquisite vocalizations and field recording extracted from decrepit industrial sites and West Coast nature zones in order to reveal their expressive properties, thereby forging a unique sonic palette. 

This concert will also be livestreamed at CCRMA Live.

Admission Information

  • Free admission
  • Registration is required for in-person attendance.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our patrons, staff, and artists.
  • For more information please visit CCRMA's COVID-19 Policies and the COVID-19 safety protocols for Department of Music events.
Event Sponsor: 
Department of Music
Contact Email: 
wkeats@stanford.edu
Event Type: 
Performance