Nautical Music Encampment
by Machine Project
Sixteen 30-minute performances of acoustic, traditional, pirate songs and sea shanties. There will be an artificial fire made of fans and LED stage lights, and a small vocal amplifier all situated right at the shore, at Glow’s southern most point. Singers Emily Lace and Laura Steenberge lead the way.
About Machine Project
Machine Project is a non-profit community space in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food. In their Echo Park storefront, Machine produces events, workshops, and site-specific installations using hands-on engagement to make rarefied knowledge accessible.
Outside of the storefront, Machine operates as a loose confederacy of artists producing shows at locations ranging from the Santa Monica beach to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They are currently developing a year long project exploring how visitors experience the Hammer Museum.
Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. She has performed in exhibitions at PS1 MOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and LACMA, in addition to various living rooms, subways, and DIY spaces all throughout America. She works very closely with Machine Project.
Laura Steenberge likes to write music, play contrabass, guitar, and piano, and sing, and do linguistics research. She also likes to give lectures. She went to USC and got a BA in Music anda BA in Linguistics and to CalArts whee she got a MFA where she studied as a Composer/Performer in the Center for Integrated Media . She likes to think about the overtone series. Laura lives in Los Angeles.