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About Iridas

Presenting an engaging blend of electronica, rock, jazz, and contemporary classical music, Iridas has begun to take shape as one of Los Angeles’ most unique new bands.

Iridas was formed in 2015 by composer/producer/instrumentalist Matt Smith, in an effort to give voice to his demanding musical style. Smith met key members Sean Lyons and Megan Shung while they were in school together at the Cleveland Institute of Music, receiving classical training of the highest standard. Having developed a taste for pop music, the three young musicians sought to find a meaningful interface between the two worlds and began performing as an ensemble one part classical piano quartet and one part rock band, with a dash of live electronic dance music.

The Iridas sound, shaped primarily by composer Matt Smith, reaches deep into music history for influences. The lush harmonies and colors of Maurice Ravel combined with the rhythmic and textural intricacy of Gyorgy Ligeti are apparent in his orchestral and chamber music, but pop music’s sensual, psychedelic underbelly make an appearance as well; jazz fusion, alternative rock, and the LA beat scene have all made an impact. The result is unrecognizable simply as classical crossover - Iridas is something new.
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Genres:
Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion, Classical Crossover, Electro-chamber
Band Members:
Mikala Schmitz - cello, Matt Smith - composer producer, keyboards, Megan Shung - violin, Sean Lyons - viola
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

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About Iridas

Presenting an engaging blend of electronica, rock, jazz, and contemporary classical music, Iridas has begun to take shape as one of Los Angeles’ most unique new bands.

Iridas was formed in 2015 by composer/producer/instrumentalist Matt Smith, in an effort to give voice to his demanding musical style. Smith met key members Sean Lyons and Megan Shung while they were in school together at the Cleveland Institute of Music, receiving classical training of the highest standard. Having developed a taste for pop music, the three young musicians sought to find a meaningful interface between the two worlds and began performing as an ensemble one part classical piano quartet and one part rock band, with a dash of live electronic dance music.

The Iridas sound, shaped primarily by composer Matt Smith, reaches deep into music history for influences. The lush harmonies and colors of Maurice Ravel combined with the rhythmic and textural intricacy of Gyorgy Ligeti are apparent in his orchestral and chamber music, but pop music’s sensual, psychedelic underbelly make an appearance as well; jazz fusion, alternative rock, and the LA beat scene have all made an impact. The result is unrecognizable simply as classical crossover - Iridas is something new.
Show More
Genres:
Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion, Classical Crossover, Electro-chamber
Band Members:
Mikala Schmitz - cello, Matt Smith - composer producer, keyboards, Megan Shung - violin, Sean Lyons - viola
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

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