Sep 7, 2010

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Carousel Concerts

by Machine Project

Six different groups perform one-hour sets on the carousel.

Daniel Corral — Accordion Orchestra
Joshua Beckman and Anthony McCann — reading John Giorno, Robert Lax, and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Eighteen Squared — Percussion Ensemble: works of minimalism
Chris Porter — Brass Ring: Live Carousel Music
Joshua Beckman — Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Aaron Drake — Hypnogogic Story time for Pseudo Automata: 6 channel sound laptop performance
Chris Kallmyer — sama / listening: 5 channel sound installation

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.

Chris Kallmyer, Curator

Chris Kallmyer is a performer/composer/sound artist and is the Curator of Sound Programming for Machine Project. As a composer and sound artist, he has presented works at LACMA, the Hammer Museum, Machine Project, the Goldwell Open Air Museum  and various parking lots in LA. His works are influenced by a sense of place, space, architecture, field recordings, and outdoor listening. His collaboration with cheesemaker, Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery has led him to his current work using field recordings, and spatial sound to explore food production in its complexities and storied traditions. As a trumpet player, Chris has performed at REDCAT, LACMA, Machine Project, CalArts, art galleries in Washington DC and Los Angeles, various cities in Italy, and the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland.  He has premiered over 50 new works for trumpet and collaborates extensively with composer and long time friend, composer Matt Sargent. He holds a BA in trumpet performance from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MFA in Music from the California Institute of the Arts.