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Hello, my name is Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs. I am a Berkeley-born, Los Angeles-based composer and multi-media artist. I create entry points into my compositions through sculpture, video, costume, and performance. The core theme of my practice is the conviction that the creation of new mythologies can lead to the deconstruction + devastation of real-life hierarchical structures. I lead Community Chorus, a resistance-themed, no-commitment chorus; I make up one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and am the creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice.

I've presented work at The Getty Center, deYoung Museum, Hammer Museum, MOCA LA, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, High Desert Test Sites, Berkeley Art Museum and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (UK).

I also create customized music for film, TV, radio, and web - hit me up