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Chris may or may not play trumpet at some time and some place possibly…

Part of Machine Project, Machine Project: Summer Jubilee Field Days

Chris Kallmyer, experimental musician, may or may not be playing a trumpet for some duration of time as an exploration of the spaces inside the Walker. Spaces could also be outside the Walker. Spaces may not be involved. (Trumpet optional.)


Chris Kallmyer


maybe trumpet





Chris Kallmyer

is a performer, composer and sound artist living in Los Angeles, who works in sound installation, composition, trumpet and electronic music. He has presented work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Walker Art Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Machine Project, The Goldwell Open Air Museum and other spaces in America and Europe. His work is influenced by a sense of place, architecture, field recordings and outdoor listening.

Chris is the Curator of Sound Programming for Machine Project. He earned his MFA in music from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied with Thomas Stevens, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith and Aashish Khan. He holds a BA in trumpet performance from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


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Major support is provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.