Machine This Week: May 10th – 12th

EVENT : Interactive Ping Pong Music
Friday, May 10th from 7 – 10pm
At the Machine Project storefront.
Composed by Joshua Gerowitz and performed by Brendan Carn, Casey Anderson, Louis Lopez, Stephanie Zaletel and Daniel Eaton. Computers, traditional instruments, cell phones and speaker objects will be used to realize this site specific composition focused on interaction, exploration and socialization. Everyone in attendance will have a chance to participate.

EVENT : Rehearsal for Clump and Whistle
Saturday, May 11th from 2 – 3:30pm
West side of Stadium Way just South of Academy Road at Elysian Park.
Come join Sara Roberts and participate in a rehearsal of Clump and Whistle: a project for Machine Project’s Field Guide to LA Architecture. Clump is an experiment in group/crowd behavior, based on a simple rule set but without fixed outcome or direction. In Whistle the crowd, equipped with multi-pitched whistles, configures to play compositions based on what the person next to you has just done, making propagating sound waves. Click here for further details.

EVENT : Anna Petrisko – Jeepneys’ Bowling With Aliens
Saturday, May 11th 2013 from 8 – 10pm
At the All Star Lanes Bowling Center // 4459 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90041
Jeepneys and alien friends host a celestial bowling party for Machine Project’s Field Guide to LA Architecture, followed by a parking lot performance of interstellar sounds and movements in The Popwagon, a mobile venue transformed into a vibrant tropical spaceship just for the occasion. Click here for further information.

EVENT : Improvised Sound Ping Pong Tournament
Sunday, May 12th at 2pm
At the Machine Project storefront
Honor your mothers by attending an event that combines a ping pong tournament with improvised sound. Each player will be teamed up with a musician who will be using direct output generated from gameplay, and as the tournament progresses, improvised duets will arise. Participating musicians include Casey Anderson, Raphael Arar, Clay Chaplin, Phil Curtis, Wyatt Penn Keusch, Dan Letourneau, Stephanie Smith and Mark Trayle. If you would like to sign up as a player, please email Raphael Arar: me@rarar.com. Players will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

EVENT : Carmina Escobar – Massagem Sonora
Sunday, May 12th from 4 – 6pm
At The Korean Bell of Friendship, Angel’s Gate Park // 3601 Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731
An experiment on intimacy, personal space and bodily resonance by Carmina Escobar for Machine Project’s Field Guide to LA Architecture. Massagem Sonora establishes a relationship of discovery between individuals, usually strangers, that allow themselves to be improvised on via voice and facial resonators applied to their bodies to discover their own unique resonant geographies. Also makes for a great Mother’s day gift. More information can be found here.