Music for Parking Garages


Part of a two week residency by Los Angeles based Machine Project, Music for Parking garages teamed Los Angeles and Minneapolis musicians to create site-specific sound works for the Walker Art Center’s parking garage. The pieces created a warm ambient environment for visitors as they parked their cars, stopped in to listen, or even napped to the music. The audience lounged in bean bag chairs, backseats or strolled through the space experiencing the acoustical charm of the parking structure.

Team LA
Casey Anderson
Chris Kallmyer

Team Minneapolis
Jonathan Zorn
Jon Davis and Adam Patterson
Members of Cantus

Curated by Chris Kallmyer

Performance schedule:

3 pm: Jon Davis and Adam Patterson, improvisation
3:30 pm: Jonathan Zorn, Crossing Steps
4:30 pm: Casey Anderson, Quarters(clapping)
5 pm: Chris Kallmyer, improvisation
6 pm: Shahzore Shah and Paul Rudoi, Members of Cantus
6:30 pm: Chris Kallmyer, relaxed participation in images of immensity
7 pm: Shahzore Shah and Paul Rudoi, Members of Cantus
7:30 pm: Casey Anderson, new work for trio

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.

IMG_2163 Music for Parking Garages


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