Sara Roberts – Clump and Whistle

Sunday, May 19th 2013 // 1pm
at Glendale Civic Center Plaza // Broadway and Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA.
Civic Center parking on Wilson Ave.
Click Here to RSVP for the performance so we can make sure to buy enough bagels and coffee for everyone!



There will be an open rehearsal for this event:
Wednesday, May 15 // 5 – 6:30pm // at CalArts

Clump and Whistle: an emergent performance for up to 100 participants based on principles extrapolated from Elias Canetti’s book Crowds and Power.

The public is invited to join with Machine Project and artist Sara Roberts for two participatory performances. 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.

Q: What is a clump?

This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.