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the american lawn, and ways to cut it

Composed by Chris Kallmyer

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

Join us for Machine Project’s grand finale event: a three-part exploration of the American lawn and ways to cut it, via sheep, choreographed gasoline-powered ride-on-mowers with mounted oscillators tuned to the drone of their engines, and push mowers. Come help us examine the sonic nature of the Walker’s Open Field, while giving the lawn a much-needed trim.

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.

Funding

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by

Open Field is sponsored by

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