Getty Museum, Los Angeles
June 10, 2016 - Chris Kallmeyer
July 15, 2016 - Andrew Tholl
July 29, 2016 - Lewis Pesacov
August 26, 2016 - Odeya Nini, and Archie Carey
Composer and sound artist CHRIS KALLMYER will perform Circles Circling among the flora of the Getty’s Central Garden. The composition blends guitar and other instruments played 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 Performance Fellow at SFMoMA, he has presented a wide-ranging series of projects at such venues as the Walker Art Center, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum. Inspired by crickets’ natural attunement with the changing light of the seasons, Kallymer will use guitar and harmonium to create improvised, circular music that explores the mystery of the spheres, the passage of time, and the poetics of crickets.
ANDREW THOLL is a composer, violinist, drummer, and improviser. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “vigorously virtuosic,” his performances and compositions have been heard throughout the United States and Europe. Tholl’s interest lies in the exploration of the passage of time, the physicality of making music, noise, nostalgia, memory, and the synthesis of diverse musical styles. His performance will span several sites within the Getty’s architecture, each one building a layer onto the next for a generative experience of sound and space.
LEWIS PESACOV is a composer, musician and producer. In his compositional work, he searches for the transcendent potential in sounds, heard. His music has been featured in halls, festivals, museums and galleries across the United States and Europe. An accomplished songwriter and guitar player, he has co-written and produced seven of his bands (Fool’s Gold, Foreign Born) studio albums and toured extensively. As a producer, he has recorded and mixed numerous albums ranging in style from lo-fi indie rock to hi-fi experimental opera. Perched at the edge of The Getty’s architecture, he will perform on eight analogue sine tone oscillators and a Fender Rhodes piano for the duration of the evening, improvising music for the sunset.
ODEYA NINI & ARCHIE CAREY will perform using improvised vocals, traditional Tibetan singing bowls, and bassoon in gallery and courtyard spaces exploring sensations of resonance and unique sonic landscapes as they interact with the Getty site.