February 7, 2023


All season long, Helix Collective is bringing joy, fun, and celebration to 2023 with music from around the entertainment world!  

Celebrating the best, newest, most fascinating film, television, and game music, Helix spotlights women and BIPOC creators. Watch us bring new indie music and film to life with SAGindie and our Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival!

We’d also like to share a very special thank you to our 2023 Season Signature Sponsor, Orange Tree Samples and our season sponsor is ASCAP.

It’s all coming up fast! Jump in now!  

The City of West Hollywood and Helix Collective present

International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women Composers in Hollywood 

Sunday, March 5th, 12pm 

Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood

Free Admission (No reservations required)

Free Parking in Plummer Park 

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this extraordinarily talented group of female film composers. Hear what happens when you combine the live musicians of Helix Collective with these creative powerhouse music creators. 

Featuring music of Dara Taylor (The Tender Bar), Sherri Chung (Riverdale, The Red Line), Amritha Vaz (Mira, Royal Detective), Anna Drubich (Barbarian), Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah, The L Word, Generation Q), and Emilie Bernstein (Orchestrator, Call of Duty: Black Ops). 

As part of the performance, the composers will share their thoughts on composing for film and the challenges and rewards of writing for live performance. 

Co-presented by Helix Collective and West Hollywood, the program will begin with a 20 minute documentary presented by the Russian Speaking Board of West Hollywood dedicated to women heroes in the West Hollywood community.

This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood. Our concert sponsor is the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

The City of West Hollywood and Helix Collective present

Music with a Movie Camera 

Sunday, May 7th, 1pm

Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood

Free Admission (No reservations required)

Free Parking in Plummer Park 

Back by popular demand! Helix Collective’s 10-piece film-music ensemble performs music  from the innovative films of the 1920-80s by composers from the former Soviet Union. The program presents music from iconic films including “It’s a Wonderful Life” with a score by Dimitri Tiomkin, "Man with a Movie Camera," one of the earliest depictions of the cities of Ukraine on film, “The Gadfly” with music by Dimitri Shostakovich, "The Cranes are Flying," and "The Snowstorm." Film highlights accompany the original soundtracks, songs, and the most striking moments from the films. 

This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood. 

Level Up!

Game Music by Women and BIPOC composers

Saturday June 3rd, Plaza del Sol, CSUN

Tickets Available in April, 2023 at helixcollective.org

Level Up! features game music from the globally popular Assassin’s Creed to revolutionary indie games including Telling Lies and Dungeon Defenders. The music will be played live to select game highlights throughout the show. 

Helix Collective proudly partners again with the Composers Diversity Collective. The concert features a roster of BIPOC and women composers, shining a light on some of the biggest talents in video game music today. 

Featuring video game music by Winifred Phillips (Assassin’s Creed Liberation), Nainita Desai (Telling Lies, Immortality), Penka Kouneva (League of Legends), Edwin Wendler (Honor of Kings), Jessica Curry (Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs), Afshin Cohen (Dungeon Defenders), Chase Bethea (ADventure Lab), Sid De La Cruz (Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War), Min He (Zombie Rollerz), and George Shaw (Storm the Gates). 

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and a grant from the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture.  

Supporting organizations include the Composers Diversity Collective and the Alliance for Women Film Composers. 

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 

July 8th, 2023

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, Los Angeles

Tickets available in May at helixcollective.org

The L.A. Live Score Film Festival, L.A.’s only live score-to-screen film festival, is back with our new partners at SAGindie.  

The festival includes screenings of new indie shorts with live scores performed by Helix Collective, panels with the composers and filmmakers, and live audience voting for Best Picture and Best Score at the end of the night! 

Come discover the newest indie film and music talent at our live summer film music festival.