Kollaboration L.A. Auditions
Written by Stella Cho
Any time I stumble across a local art exhibit or discover a musician with a refreshingly original sound, I’m always in awe of how much talent there is in this city. It’s mind-blowing! Being a judge at this year’s auditions did nothing less than reaffirm that very fact in my mind.
Auditions were held on Sunday, March 11th at the Korea Daily Office for this year’s Kollaboration LA show, which will be taking place at the Ford Amphitheatre on July 13th (Keep your eye out for tickets to go on sale!) With 60+ live auditions and video submissions lined up and an hour lost to Daylight Savings Time, we really had no time to waste!
One passionate artist after another, coming from a broad spectrum of musical genres and influences, walked into that audition room and gave it their all. Needless to say, selecting this year’s finalists was no easy feat. How do you choose 8 finalists from a pool of over 60 incredible applicants?! Thank you to everyone for making our job quite difficult!
Nevertheless, the task had to be done, and after immense deliberation, we’re pretty darn excited about the stellar line-up we have in store for you. After 8 excruciating days of our Finalist Countdown, we’d like to finally introduce the official competitors for Kollaboration 2012:
Dave & The Cousins
Upward I Look