Machine this Week : December 12th – 14th

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EVENT : Josh Beckman – Bass Cave
Thursday, December 12th from 7-8:30pm
Free

Probe the dark depths on this low frequency audio exploration of Alvarado Caverns as Josh Beckman drops beneath the surface with a cathartic mix of bass tracks & spelunking soundscapes. Underground or underwater, droning through the slow sludge of the tangible ether, surrender to the enveloping wave of confluence. Drop in from 7-8:30, and take advantage of one of the last chances to experience Alvarado Caverns, and do some holiday shopping in our Machine Project store!

MYSTERY THEATER : Double bill! Torreya Cummings and Park Detail’s Band
Thursday, December 12th at 9pm
Seating is extremely limited and by advance purchase only. No late seating.
Tickets are $9 for members // $15 for non-members

Torreya Cummings of San Francisco presents THE END, a dramatic reading of a partially crowdsourced text about hauntings and the “hinge state”: the moment when you know something has ended, but before it is firmly laid to rest in the past. Also, a performance by Park Detail’s Band, which is Chris Cohen (Deerhoof, Cryptacize, Curtains) on drums and Yasi Perera on many other non-percussive instruments.

MYSTERY THEATER : Dead Horses – Douglas Kearney & Paul Buckley
Friday, December 13th at 8pm
Seating is extremely limited and by advance purchase only. No late seating.
Tickets are $9 for members // $15 for non-members

Dusk is just a gutshot sky. Ought not chase the dead’s dollars. An aria by 20 head of murdered mustangs. A fool would slap iron with a duelist who can’t be killed. This is Dead Horses, a multimedia Western/Opera-in-progress, composed by Paul Buckley and written by Douglas Kearney. Join us for some pieces from the work.

EVENT : Acting On Impulse + Public Conversation with Eric Laska hosted by Bennett Williamson
Saturday, December 14th from 8-9pm
Free

New York sound artist Eric Laska presents Acting on Impulse, in which white noise is generated from the computer and switched on and off for differing lengths of time by a human performer. Simultaneously, Bennett Williamson hosts a chat with Eric Laska on the occasion of the Los Angeles premier of his composition Acting on Impulse in the Machine Project Mystery Theater. This is also Alvarado Caverns’ very last open hours! The performance is ongoing from 8-9pm, so drop in and out as you please.