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at The Getty | Friday Flights #1| Chris Kallmyer


June 10, 2016
6:00 PM

The Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Michael Parker & Wesley Hicks present Juicerina
wild Up presents Chris Kallmyer
Kianí del Valle
Poster by David Horvitz
Veggie Cloud Film Series: Tram

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free; no reservation required.

our contribution to the evening: composer and sound artist Chris Kallmyer will perform Circling Circles among the flora of the Getty’s Central Garden, a composition that blends guitar and other instruments played live with the amplified sound of 1,000 live crickets. Kallmyer’s practice explores a participatory approach to making music through touch, taste, and process using everyday objects. Currently a Performing Fellow at SFMoMA, he has presented a wide-ranging series of projects at the Walker Art Center, LACMA, the Hammer Museum, and other art spaces including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, who commissioned Circling Circles. Inspired by crickets’ natural attunement with the changing light of the seasons, Kallymer will use guitar and push-organ to create improvised, circular music exploring the mystery of the spheres, the passage of time, and the poetics of crickets.