Past Performances

West Hollywood, CA

October 23, 2022

MUSIC WITH A MOVIE CAMERA музыка с кино-аппаратом

Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood

This concert features our 10-piece film-music ensemble, performing original soundtracks from the 1920-80s by composers from countries which formerly comprised the Soviet Union. The program presents music from iconic films including "It's a Wonderful Life" with score by Dimitri Tiomkin, "Man with a Movie Camera,"  one of the earliest depictions of the cities of Ukraine on film, "The Cranes are Flying," and "The Snowstorm." Film highlights will accompany the music.

This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood and by a grant from the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture. The concert is free for West Hollywood residents.

FREE PARKING in Plummer Park.

Stay on in the park after the show for food trucks on Vista Street, local vendor shopping, and the free Opera in the Park event on the lawn at 3pm.

Helix Collective представляет подборку музыкальных альбомов музыки из фильмов 1920-80х композиторов из стран бывшего Советского Союза. Программа представляет музыку из известных фильмов, включая «Эта замечательная жизнь» - музыка Дмитрия Темкина, Человек с кинокамерой, который представляет одни из первых сьемок городов Украины, фильмы Летят журавли и Снежная буря.  Отрывки из фильмов будут сопровождать музыку.

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Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

​​Helix Collective‘s Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture by Helix Collective.

Winning festival film composers and filmmakers are paired by Helix Collective to create an original score for performance at the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. Before the screening, the panel includes an interview with each filmmaker and composer pair about their collaborative process. Awards for Best Picture and Best Musical Score are presented at the close of the festival.

The 2022 festival signature sponsors are the L.A. Film School, Orange Tree Samples,  and Sonic Fuel Studios. Additional festival supporters including the Alliance for Women Film Composers and the Academy of Scoring Arts.

Now in it’s seventh season, LALSFF’s goal is to highlight the role of collaboration between composers and filmmakers. Acting like a talent agent, the festival brings experts in the two disciplines together. At the screenings, filmmakers and composers hear and see the work of new colleagues, meet new collaborators, and establish working relationships with each other. Helix Collective proves it is possible to have talented, experienced film musicians play and record for independent films!

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June 1, 2022, 7:30pm

Cue & A with Robert Kraft featuring Michael Abels

The Broad Stage

Cue & A is an original Broad Stage production celebrating the power of film scores by today’s most gamechanging composers. Join us as film composer Michael Abels — best known for his work on Jordan Peele's acclaimed Get Out and Us — discusses his composition process and brings his scores to life onstage with clips from the films! Enjoy conversation, commentary, and an audience Q&A moderated by the former President of Music at 20th Century Fox: award-winning songwriter, composer, and producer Robert Kraft. 

Helix Collective will be performing cues live-to-picture and "Winged Creatures" for solo flute and clarinet with our 9-piece ensemble and conductor, Phil Popham with soloists Sarah Robinson, flute and Jonathan Sacdalan, clarinet. 

L.A. Opera Young Artist Alaysha Fox will perform a solo from the opera “Omar” and Concert Artists Guild competition winner Dominic Cheli will perform “Iconoclasm” for solo piano.  

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Free Online Event

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 5:30pm PT

The Art of Collaboration

In 2021 – for the second year in a row – SAGindie and Helix Collective’s FILM MUSIC CONNECT initiative paired indie filmmakers with the composer that could bring their ideas to life in sound.

Starting with a workshop led by Phil Popham of Helix Collective on how to choose the right composer for your project, four filmmakers were selected to participate in Film Music Connect 2021. The makers of August Visitor (Ifeyinwa Arinze), Future Fred (Brent Katz), The Promposal (Traci Carter Holsey), and SILT (Emilie Upczak) then got to work reviewing a set of composer reels to find their right match. They connected with their composers Michael Paraskevas, Annie Rosevear, Cora Chung, and Nathalie Bonin. And what happened next?

This virtual panel will highlight how these filmmaker/composer teams worked together and got their projects to the finish line. The panel will screen clips from the films, feature insight from the filmmakers and composers themselves, and explore the entire process and what everyone on the teams learned along the way.

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Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 23, 2022


Plaza del Sol at CSU Northridge


Helix Collective premieres concert pieces and media music reimagined for the stage by film, television, and video game composers from the Composers Diversity Collective. The 10-piece film music ensemble with conductor Phil Popham will premiere works by composers including two-time Emmy-nominee Michael Abels (Get Out, Us, Allen vs. Farrow), four-time Emmy winning composer Vivek Maddala (The Tom and Jerry Show), Dara Taylor (The Tender Bar), Sherri Chung (Riverdale, The Red Line), Emmy-nominated composer Tony Morales (Reacher, The Endgame), Jongnic Bontemps (4400), Vidjay Beerepoot (Bruxelles), two-time Annie Award nominee Amritha Vaz (Mira, Royal Detective), Fimucité Alex North Award nominee Sid de la Cruz (Hell On The Border), and Ghiya Rhushidat (Shadow Vaults).

Our Sponsors include Orange Tree Samples, White Bear PR, Spitfire Audio, BMI, ASCAP, Embertone, and the Alliance of Women Film Composers.   

This concert is made possible 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.

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SpaceChannel Video series Launch, July 15th, 2021 (Amber Moon, Knights Ho Gals, A Virgin’s Pass)

Film Music Connect Workshop with SAGindie & Helix Collective, May 15, 2021 (Available as recording after event)

Five Senses Tastings with Helix Collective, April 18th, 2021

Album Release! SHOUTOUT! March 31, 2021! Collaboration between Helix Collective and Composers Diversity Collective.

SAGindie / Helix Online Workshop, “The Art of Collaboration: Composers and Filmmakers Working Together,” Saturday, January 23rd, 1pm

Helix Collective’s Survival Kit, December 2020 – 2021, Your Place

Handwashing Music, Online Premieres October 14 – 28, 2020

Sweet Impulse, World Premiere, August 13, 2020

Handwashing Music, Online Premieres March 24 – June 8, 2020

SAGindie / Helix Workshop “From Spotting Session to Final Dub: How to Find the Right Composer and Get the Perfect Music for your Film,” 11am-1pm, Saturday, February 8th, 2020, Los Angeles Film School

10th Anniversary Celebration, 2-5PM, Sunday, November 17th, 2019, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, 6-10PM, Saturday, July 20, 2019 Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Pulling Back the Curtain: The Best Kept Secrets in Hollywood Film Scoring, Saturday, March 16, 7:00PM, Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

L.A. Stories,     7:00PM, Thursday, November 8, 2018  Live! At the Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,  Saturday, July 21, 2018,   Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

L.A. Stories,     2PM, Sunday, June 17, 2018,     Music in the Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

L.A. Stories,     3PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018,     The Interludes, Torrance, CA

L.A. Stories,     7:30PM, Friday, June 15, 2018    Encinitas Music by the Sea

PLACE Opera,  7:30PM, May 17 – 19, 2018,     Art Share L.A.

L.A. Stories,     2PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018,     Brand Library RSVP

L.A. Stories,     3PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018,     Monk Space  TICKETS

L.A. Stories,     6PM, Sunday, November 19, 2017,     The San Fernando

L.A. Stories,     2PM, Sunday, April 23, 2017,     Newport Beach Library

L.A. Stories,     7PM, Saturday, March 18, 2017,     ArtShare L.A.

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,     6:30PM Panel/7:30PM Screenings, Friday,May 12, 2017,     Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Silent Films Live,     7PM, Thursday, November 3, 2016,     Malibu Screening Room

Women Composers in Media,     7PM, Saturday, October 28, 2016,     Ebell Club

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,     5PM & 8PM, Saturday, May 12, 2016,     ArtShare L.A.

The Cocktail Stories,     6PM, Saturday, December 5, 2015,     Silverlake Lounge

The Cocktail Stories,     8PM, Saturday, November 22, 2015,     The Studio Venue

The Cocktail Stories,     8PM, Friday, July, 29 2015,     Music@MiMoDa

The Pharmacy,     6PM, Saturday, June 13, 2015,     Segerstrom Plazacast

The Cocktail Stories,     8PM, Saturday, May 10, 2015,     Room 5 Lounge

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,     8PM, Saturday, March 28, 2015,     ArtShare L.A.

The Cocktail Stories,     6PM, Saturday, February 7, 2015,     Silverlake Lounge

The Cocktail Stories,     8PM, Saturday, October 19, 2014,     The Block

The Cocktail Stories,     7PM, Saturday, October 12, 2014,     Stan’s Music Parlor

The Cocktail Stories,     6PM, Sunday, October 4, 2014,     Silverlake Lounge

World Dance Club,     5:30PM, Saturday, July 27, 2014,     Pacific Symphony Pre-Show

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,     8PM, Wednesday,  July 2, 2014,     Music@MiMoDa

World Dance Club,     6PM, Saturday, June 7, 2014,     Segerstrom Plazacast

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival,     6PM, Saturday, May 3, 2014,     Silverlake Lounge

World Dance Club,     6PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014,     Silverlake Lounge

World Dance Club,     7PM, Saturday, February 13, 2014,     Live at Laguna Beach

World Dance Club,     7:30PM, Saturday, November 23, 2013,     Infusion Lounge

World Dance Club,     6:30PM, Saturday, October 12, 2013,     The Block

World Dance Club,     1PM, Sunday, August 4, 2013,     Upstairs at Vitello’s

World Dance Club,     6PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013,     Silverlake Lounge

Welcome to Tahoe!,     2:30PM, Sunday, July 28, 2013,     Incline Village

World Dance Club,     12PM, Wednesday, June 27, 2013,     IDRS Convention

World Dance Club,     6PM, Saturday, June 8, 2013,     Segerstrom Plazacast

World Dance Club,     9PM, Thursday, May 1, 2013,     Karma Lounge

World Dance Club,     8PM, Sunday, March 16, 2013,     Library Coffeehouse

World Dance Club,     6PM, Saturday, March 2, 2013,     Silverlake Lounge

World Dance Club,     7PM, Sunday, August 27, 2012,     The Revolution Cafe

World Dance Club,     3PM, Saturday, August 26, 2012,     Red Poppy Art House

The Biggest Little Dances,     2PM, Sunday, July 8, 2012,     Incline Village

World Dance Club,     1PM, Saturday, June 24, 2012,     Hollywood Fringe