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Before they started collaborating in 2009, Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans of YACHT already had their own long impressive bios, but together their star shines even brighter. Partners in both life and art, they possess a chemistry that’s undeniable and rare, both onstage and off. Their live performances are electrifying, energetic affairs, but behind the scenes they are contemplative, spiritual people who look to nature and science for inspiration.

For the past year, the couple has made L.A. their home, where, like many Angelenos, they do a lot of hiking. Just back from a sojourn in Marfa, TX, they let us tag along on one of their frequent walks. We went to Elysian Park, an uncrowded sanctuary of green overlooking downtown, and found splendor in the grass, as well as some wonderfully mysterious tree stump thrones and a big wooden mushroom.

From PAPER Magazine, YACHT Finds Their Land-Legs in L.A.

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YΔCHT is a band “if it is known at all,” describes Claire Evans in their CreativeMornings talk. Claire speaks alongside Jona Bechtolt who founded the endeavor in 2002. The duo hail from Portland, Oregon and are now performing and making music, as well as objects, events, texts, video, products, websites, and other miscellaneous things in Los Angeles, California.

We summarized some takeaways from their talk which you can read here or watch the full version here. →

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YACHT performing “Plastic Soul” live at the Moog Music Sound Lab in Asheville, North Carolina, during Moogfest 2014. 

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YACHT - “Plastic Soul”

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Women of the world.
Take over.
If you don’t. The world. Will come. To an end.
If you don’t. The world. Will come. To an end.
If you don’t. The world. Will come. To an end.
The world. Will come. To an end.
It won’t
take
long.
—  Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, Women of the World
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