Skip to main content

Kali Yuga

kali yuga

Conductor: Randall Hall

Rehearsals: TH 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Kali Yuga is the Augustana College improvisation ensemble. The student-faculty group explores contemporary improvisation.

Uniting composition and performance into a single action, Kali Yuga performs free improvisations; the ensemble creates the music as it is heard without prearranged musical material (no tunes, scales, chords, etc.). It is the collective expression of our different personalities communicated through sound.

randall hall
Dr. Randall Hall oversees Kali Yuga.

Performing regularly on and off campus, Kali Yuga has become an integral part of the Quad Cities experimental music scene. The name Kali Yuga comes from Hindu philosophy ― it is the final stage of the cycle of time, the iron age of destruction and dissolution before the rebirth of the golden age.

 

Jared Reiling

When music meets math, advisors make it work

Math and music. Most people would think they are very different academic subjects but actually they're very similar, says double-major Jared Reiling '23.

Dr. Janina Ehrlich and Grayson Dixon

Award positions Ehrlich among top string teachers in Illinois

No one was surprised, especially current and former students, when Dr. Janina Ehrlich received the 2020 Outstanding Studio Teacher award from the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

music video

Even without an audience, music students find joy, purpose

Music students aren't able to perform for an audience due to COVID-19, but in some ways this has caused them to look at music with fresh eyes: