Alan S. Tofighi

      CV

Born in Sylmar, CA 1991

Lives and Works in Valencia

Education

 2018 

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, (Pending)

2016

BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2009-

    2014 

B.A. Marine Biology, Composition, Animation, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA (transferred)

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Bottomless Vale of Tears: Effects of Random and Regulated Noise on Plant Growth No. 1 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

2016

The Hand of Glory, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

Realization For the Unnameable and Unclaimable Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia , CA

2015

“Three New Lives For Electric Chair” No. 1, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia,  CA

Selected Performances

2017

Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory No. 4, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Alan S. Tofighi & Seeds of  Distrust No. 1, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2016

Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory No. 3, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Alan S. Tofighi & Hand of Glory with The Cryptozoorchestra, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Alan S. Tofighi & The Cryotozoorchestra, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Vasquez Rocks Large Ensemble, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia,CA

Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory No. 2, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory No. 1, Westminster lanes, Westminster, CA

2015

Toys Not Music No. 3, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Toys Not Music No. 2, Lyon's Den, Newhall, CA

Toys Not Music No. 1, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Alan S. Tofighi & Chairkiller, Sunstar Studios, Huntington Beach, CA

“Three New Lives for Electric Chair” No. 2, Dem Passwords Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Real Exchange, The Echo, Echo Park, CA

“Duet For Fur Bearing Trout”, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Mayorally Yours, Valencia, CA

Modal Papal Topple with Jeffrey Vallance, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2014

The Comedy/The Socialite, DA Center for the Arts Pomona, Pomona, CA

O.O.T.N Lifestyle Solutions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia ,CA,

Mean Business, multiple states, USA

Impromptu Mass, faux O.O.T.N., Industrial Estate, Pasadena, CA

Nouroboros Octet Intervention, Complete Collapse of Numbers, COC, Santa Clarita Valley, CA

Alan S. Tofighi for Mayor of SCV, Santa Clarita Valley, CA

Capture labyrinth, Document Labyrinth, Sidestreets Projects, Pasadena, CA

2013

“Ask Nouroboros” NORO Labs, Valencia, CA

Adrenalin in Five Stages/The Composers Hat, COC, Santa Clarita, CA

Beautiful, radical shift, Westside School of Ballet, Santa Monica, CA

2012

Managing America, multiple States, USA

2010

Mayoral Hat, NORO Labs, Valencia, CA

Catalyst to Blood, allergen, Unconscious Mass, Valencia, CA

Alan Fest III, PUSH Xchange, Santa Clarita, CA

Infiltration, Grid into the Free Form, Lit Mag, Saugus High School, Saugus, CA

  2008

Nouroboros Rising, NORO Labs, Valencia, CA

2007

Mallroom Blitz, Valencia Mall, Valencia, CA

Demonpose/big whoops, Emerald Bay, Catalina Island, CA

2002

pre-exorcism/post-911, Woodland Hills, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

CalArts MFA Open Studios, Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory No. 4, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Art and Tech MFA-1 Group Mid Residency, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2016

Art and Tech MFA-1 First Semester Group Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Solid Water -Liquid Sounds (The Los Angeles Water Table), California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2015

Plaques in the Michael Asher Studio, John Baldessari Studio, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2014

Young Composers Conference II, Industrial Estate, Pasadena, CA

2013

17th Annual Student Art Show, Guest Juror: Stacie Jaye Meyer, College of The Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

2012

16th Annual Student Art Show, Guest Juror: Constance Kocs, College of The Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

Select Performance as Musician

2017

Night Music VII , Roy O. Disney Hall, Duo with Michael Jon Fink, and as part of Feedback Waveriders large Ensemble. E. Guitar and Electronics. Roy O. Disney Hall California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

The Intuitive Music of Stockhausen, e. Guitar and Electronics. Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

2016

FaUSt & Friends, vocals, Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

2016

Sonic Boom Ensemble Performs the music of Ulrich Krieger, e. Guitar and electronics Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

2015

Sonic Boom Ensemble: Avant- Garde Rock, e. Guitar and electronics Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

Select Filmography

2017

Advanced and Implied Psychological Stress Evaluation for Simulacraceae, leprechaun Aglaonema, and Human No.1

Stereoscopic Critical band # 1:The Hand Of Glory

2016

Cryptological Survey No. 1

2015

Operation of Three New Lives for Electric Chair (disembodied version)

2014

Six Visions (For Occult Self-Amputation)

2010

Rats In Paradise

2009

Dairy Scream

Published as Author

2017

Bottomless Vale of Tears: Effects of Random and Regulated Noise on Plant Growth

2016

Realization For the Unnameable and Unclaimable Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized

Cryptozoology: Anomaly, Social Hierarchy/information based stultification”, willful disappearance, cultural Identity, endangered commodity, and the legality of existence.

or In defense of the “Half Real-Half Insane”

Thesis by Alan S. Tofighi

2015

I'm Still Not Sure what Punk Is. Aarum Alatorre & Alan S. Tofighi

Three New Lives For Electric Chair (The Synaptic Chaser) Reclaiming Sensation for Maximum Merging in Entertainment

Three New Lives For Electric Chair (Evolutionary Current) Electronic Therapy (Approximation From Inception To The Modern Age)

“Three New Lives For Electric Chair” Composition by Alan S. Tofighi (For Electric Chairs, Inducer Prism, Enactor Wand, and Electronics)

2013

The Book of Scales: Countenance for the O.O.T.N.

The Book of Constriction and Release: Doctrine of the O.O.T.N., Alan S. Tofighi.

2012

Paseland #1

Select Discography

2016

Alan S. Tofighi & The Cryptozoorchestra Realization For The Unnamable And Unclaimable Aria/Potential Threnody For The Critical And Pre-Taxonomized. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & The Hand of Glory-In A Cave/Trial by Fire. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & The $75,000 Studio Plaque-C108. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

2015

Alan S. Tofighi & Toys Not Music-Toy Killer. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Three New Lives For Electric Chair. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Toys Not Music-Intelligent Design. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- More Approximated Worlds. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

2014

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- The Socialite. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Francisco Marin- Phalanxes. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Cross Pollination of Suspension (Hog Wild at the Lizard Feed). Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Non Partial Flame. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

2013

Alan S. Tofighi Conducts the Nouroboros Octet- "Two Does Not Equal Eight". Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Songs For Dreamachine & Chance. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Our Last Labyrinth. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Kollaps Dance. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

2012

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- No One Wants That Building EP. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

Alan S. Tofighi & Nouroboros- Another Eater EP. Nouroboros Industrial Concern.

     

  Selected Employment

      2016-

      2017

Video Lab Audio Editing/Studio Assistant , California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 2014-

    2016

Print Media Lab Technician, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 2010-

      2014

College Assistant in the Media Entertainment Arts College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

     Select Work as Technician

2017

Mr. Fox-Niels Bugge Recording and Mastering

2017

Do Donkeys Know Politics - Sichong Xie , Recording and mastering

2016

The Poet -Sharon Lockhart, Recording

Grants/Awards/Fellowships

2017

Provost's Merit Award, California Institute of the Arts

Dean’s Reserve Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2016

Provost's Merit Award, California Institute of the Arts

CalArts Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts

CalArts Grant, California Institute of the Arts

Dean’s Reserve Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2015

CalArts Commission for Sustainability Grant, California Institute of the Arts

School of Art Award, California Institute of the Arts

CalArts Grant, California Institute of the Arts

Dean’s Reserve Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2014

School of Art Award, California Institute of the Arts

CalArts Grant, California Institute of the Arts

Dean’s Reserve Grant, California Institute of the Arts

       

Contact

alantofighi@gmail.com

alantofighi@alum.calarts.edu

661-753-6137