Thursday, December 8th 2011 8pm FREE Casey Anderson will be transforming the Storefront Plaza into an interactive sound piece. Various prompts will invite the audience to listen to a wide range of chaotic circuits (inside) through Machine’s recessed storefront window/plaza (outside) via contact microphones and portable amplifiers. The audience will be encouraged to interact with […]
Sunday, December 4th 2011 1-5pm FREE Composer and sound artist Paul Fraser curates an afternoon of performances by 8 artists who will remix and manipulate the ambient urban street noises of Alvarado Street and pipe them back into the Storefront Plaza. Performance schedule: 1:00 pm – Scott Cazan 1:30 pm – Heather Lockie 2:00 pm […]
Saturday, September 3rd 2011 3 – 7pm FREE Professor of Experimental Sound Practices Sara Roberts will be bringing her CalArts class to Machine Project for an afternoon of experimenting in the Storefront Plaza. The class will be carrying on a variety of activities, satisfying to join or watch, mostly sonic in nature. There will be […]
Thursday, December 1st 2011 Screenings at 8pm & 9pm FREE A film by Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King DVD, 60-minutes, color, stereo Beginning with a reflection on the early AIDS epidemic, Untitled eschews a linear narrative to introduce a fractious timeline, moving from the sublime to the tragic and back again. […]
Sunday, November 27th 2011 11am – 3pm FREE Krystal Krunch (aka Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) do a Siskel & Ebert on your latest drama as we tap into your energy and paint a picture of your most highest, most wonderful possible self. Don’t be scurrrrred, Tn’T are open, compassionate and laaaaiiiid back. (Translation: Come […]
Sunday, November 20th 2011 2pm Folk and electronic sound artist Emily Lacy will be performing in our new Storefront Plaza installation. Emily will experiment with resonant qualities of the Plaza installation/sidewalk chasm with an improvised performance considering sound as movement.
Saturday, November 19th 2011 9am-5pm (with one hour lunch break + afternoon tea) Taught by Mercedes Teixido Sorry, sold out A day long drawing workshop exploring contemporary approaches to drawing starting with observational drawing and gradually working towards experimentation and abstraction. We will start with skills of observation and then build upon those, inventing, distorting, […]
By Nate Page Opening Nov 19th and running through January of 2012 Storefront Plaza by Nate Page relocates the windows of Machine Project and reinstalls them twenty feet back into the main gallery space. To achieve this the exterior walls of the building stretch deep into Machine’s storefront along a constructed support structure which re-assigns […]
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 10 – 3pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with […]
Saturday, November 12th 2011 10am – 4pm with Kristin St.John Members: $95 (includes all materials) Non-members: $110 (includes all materials) Register here: Members $95.00 Non-Members $110.00 Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discount on all classes! This one day workshop will introduce basic concepts in hand bookbinding structure and design. The codex book […]
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 8 – 11pm Proceeds from this event will fund a year’s worth of free programming at our storefront in Echo Park. Space is limited so pick up your tickets today! We’d like to invite you to one of our most exciting and potentially disastrous events of the year. On Saturday, November […]
Saturday, November 5th & Sunday, November 6th 10am – 6pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Lee Sonko Members – $275 (all materials included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $300 (all materials included, with take-home final project) SOLD OUT! […]
Sunday, October 30th 2011 3pm Location: N 34 4′ 24″ W 116 23′ 12″ Click here for a map. Joshua will be reading poems, mostly short poems. He’ll be sitting on a rock, there’ll be lots of rocks around and sand and desert shrubs and probably not that many animals. Above you can see an […]
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 10 – 3pm This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. This workshop is instead at Keystone Art Space, address below. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with […]
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 10am – 3pm (with a break for lunch) With Corina Haywood Members: $65 Non-members: $75 Register here: Members $65.00 Non-Members $75.00 Using a combination of vintage millinery materials and found objects we will create mixed medium sculptural head pieces which can be used in your costume for Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos. […]
Saturday, October 22nd 2011 10am – 6pm We’ve curated a number of sound pieces as part of the Getty Center Family Festival happening Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 6pm. Performances include: A tuba duet with Doug Tornquist and Luke Storm performing miniature music for monumental instruments. Chris Kallmyer and Loren Marsteller will be performing […]
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 7 – 9pm Note: Lockpicking tools required for this workshop. Workshop costs: $50 (bring your own lockpicking tools) $80 (class + 10-piece custom lockpick set) Machine Project members receive a $15 discount on ticket or lockpick set Register at this link here: College of Lockpicking. You can pick your friends. You […]
Sunday, October 16th 2011 1 – 3pm FREE Dorkbot SoCal presents: Jim Jenkins on his kinetic sculptures. Carlyn Maw on Store Front Music: a hackerspace creates an interactive instrument. Sean Bonner on Safecast: empowering people with radiation monitoring
Thursday, October 13th 2011 8pm FREE In the spirit of protests going on all around the world, and in specific support of American protests calling for a critique of economics, Machine Project welcomes Emily Lacy and Daniel Brummel for an evening of Protest Songs, old and new.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011 11am – 2pm Taught by Gail Swanlund. Live drone performance by Brian Saia. $15 for Machine Project members $30 for non-members Class size limit is 15. Register here: Non-Members $30.00 Members $15.00 Learn some drawing skills and techniques along with some live ambient/drone musical accompaniment. Please bring whatever materials you’d like […]
Thursday, October 6th 2011 8pm FREE Heather Christle and Zachary Schomburg are on tour reading new poems and holding a mobile tag sale. Available objects may include small appliances, windbreakers, cassette tapes and costume jewelry. Each will be sold with a unique collaborative poem by the poets. No early birds. Heather Christle is the author […]
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 7 – 9pm Note: Lockpicking tools required for this workshop. Workshop costs: $50 (bring your own lockpicking tools) $80 (class + 10-piece custom lockpick set) Machine Project members receive a $15 discount on ticket or lockpick set Register at this link here: College of Lockpicking. You can pick your friends. You […]
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 10 – 3pm Location: at a new studio up the road from Machine Project, address provided upon registration. This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and […]
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 1-5:30pm Location: at a new studio up the road from Machine Project, address provided upon registration. This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $105 Non-members – $120 Class cancelled. Offered again next month. Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate […]
Saturday, September 24rd, 2011 Fata Morgana at 8pm Wild Blue Yonder at 10pm FREE Please join us for a double-feature of Werner Herzog’s science-fiction films.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 8pm FREE An evening of audio/visual performances by: Daniel Eaton Miniature Caverns of the Face An exploration of amplified minute sounds produced by the double bass and other small objects processed through four audio channels and accompanied with video exploring gestures of the face. Justin Asher People With the Playback Device […]
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 12 – 5pm On Sunday, September 18th we are sending Tommy Santee Klaws on an epic one day tour of your home/hut/garage or bomb shelter. The band will arrive at your door and perform one song for you and your household. Q: How can I get Tommy Santee Klaws to make […]
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 10am-3pm Location: at a new studio up the road from Machine Project, address provided upon registration. This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder […]
Saturday, September 10th 2011 8pm What is in ‘the blink of an eye’? Eye movement research has been in vogue among psychologists interested in human attention for decades. Yet investigation of blinking has remained in the shadows… until now. Could the secrets of the human mind actually be hidden in what we don’t see? Vanja […]
Saturday, September 3rd & Sunday, September 4th, 2011 Shows at 2 & 5pm This event does not take place at Machine Project. Due to limited space, RSVP is required for attendance, sign up page can be found HERE. A collaborative project of underwater musical performance and state-of-the-art ‘over-water’ live-electronic signal processing. Being a passionate and […]
Intro to MIG Welding. Taught by Matt Jones. 8/28/2011
2 day class Saturday, August 27th & Sunday, August 28th, 2011 1 – 4pm With Corina Haywood Members: $75 for 2 day class Non-members: $90 for 2 day class Register here: Members $75.00 Non-Members $90.00 Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discount on all classes! Millinery is the art of making hats by […]
Friday, August 26 8pm After discovering our summer intern, Andrew Hong, not only brewed his own beer but is also a world ranked competitor in the martial art of Naginata, we spent the summer drinking his beer and imagining him cutting people into pieces. We’re excited to share this fun with you in the first […]
Sunday August 21st 1-6pm $65 members $85 non-members all materials included Register here: Members $65.00 Non-Members $85.00 Become a Machine Project Member and receive a discounted rate on all classes! Learn to read minds (kind of) in this two part workshop. First, Beth McMullian will lead participants in a hands on electronics workshop where you […]
Tuesday, August 16th & Thursday, August 18th, 2011 7 – 10pm With Corina Haywood Due to popular demand we are now offering this class again! Members: $75 for 2 day class Non-members: $90 for 2 day class SOLD OUT! Millinery is the art of making hats by hand using wooden head blocks and simple hand-sewing […]
Intro to MIG Welding. Taught by Matt Jones. 8/14/11
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 10am The Saturday 10am workshop is now full We have added a session at 1pm on sunday August 14th Please RSVP and email questions to email@example.com with the subject line [want to be starting something Sunday Aug 14th]. An invitation from Mark Allen, the guy who started Machine Project: “Hey you! […]
Intro to Oxyacetylene Torch Welding Class. 8/7/11. Taught by Matt Jones.
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 11am – 2pm Attention beloved members: We would like you to join Fallen Fruit at Machine Project for a Fruit Jam! Bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit and come jam with us. Bring clean, empty jars if you have them and bring a friend too! The jam we make is collaborative […]
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 8pm FREE Performer/Composer Archie Carey presents an evening of brand new music for the bassoon. There will be works by LA composer/vocalist Odeya Nini, NY composer/bassoonist Katherine Young, and Archie Carey himself. Look forward to hearing microtonal bassoon, electric bassoon, prepared bassoon and more. Prepare yourself, or come unprepared for double […]
Mark Allen’s DIY Art Space Workshop or Whatever. August 6th, 2011
Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino. Taught by Elisabeth McMullin. 8/2/2011
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 8pm FREE featuring Chris Cogburn (percussion), Kurt Newman (guitar) & special guests Austin percussionist and curator Chris Cogburn presents a night of improvised music with long-time collaborator, guitarist Kurt Newman. Often found in a multitude of trios — with Dutch avant-vocalist Jaap Blonk; Austin percussionist Nick Hennies (Vic Firth and The […]
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2011 1 – 4pm With Corina Haywood Members: $75 for 2 day class Non-members: $90 for 2 day class SOLD OUT! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list. Millinery is the art of making hats by hand using wooden head blocks and […]
Friday, July 29th, 2011 8pm FREE (with burrito) The premise is simple: bring a burrito to eat while enjoying some beats! Fortunately, Machine Project makes that easy for you, as we are located right in the middle of many fine burrito-making vendors (El Flamin’ Taco, Taco Zone, Tacos Arizas, as well as the historical monument […]
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 7pm FREE featuring Xtine Borrough, Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Jeremy Rotsztain About the book: Net Works offers an inside look into the process of successfully developing thoughtful, innovative digital media. In many practice-based art texts and classrooms, technology is divorced from the socio-political concerns of those using it. Although there are many […]
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 10am-3pm Location: at a new studio up the road from Machine Project, address provided upon registration. This workshop is NOT taking place at Machine Project. Taught by Matt Jones Members – $135 (all materials and MIG welder rental included, with take-home final project) Non-members – $160 (all materials and MIG welder […]
Sunday, July 17th, 2011 3pm With Alex Braidwood FREE Hey, have you heard that Monday July 18th is World Listening Day? On Sunday July 17th, in honor of becoming more sonically aware of our aural environments, Machine Project and Alex Braidwood will be hosting an afternoon of listening experiments for your auditory pleasure: Listening Instruments […]
Intro to Tailoring with Anne O’Malley. July 17th, 24th & 31st, 2011
Intro to MIG Welding. July 10th, 2011. Taught by Matt Jones
Monday, July 4th, 2011 8pm Back by popular demand we are happy to announce our annual Fourth of July Sing-a-long led by Machine Project’s very own Folk Porchestra (featuring Laura Steenberge, Ezra Buchla, Adrian Tenney, John Barlog, Heather Lockie and Jade Thacker)! Free and open to everyone with a singin’ voice, a pair of clappin’ […]
Gourd Canteen Workshop with Mike Metzger. July 3rd, 2011
Matthew Steinke performs a concert with a robot orchestra.
An Introduction to MIG Welding.
An Apple II orchestral extravaganza led by Chris Kallemyer & Jason Torchinsky.
History of science and technology junkie Chris Spurgeon returns to Machine Project to explain why seconds don’t last longer than they do, why a pound of feathers doesn’t weigh the same as a pound of gold, how you can decide when a poison is really poisonous, and more.
Join Deb Sigel from JPL and learn to become more comfortable with tools through the disassembly of a small appliance. Class for kids and adults.
Colin Dickey will conduct an all day literary marathon in which you’re invited to silently read (or, rather, speed-read) all of Joyce’s Ulysses (one chapter per hour). We’ll have chairs, tables, and a few extra copies of the book available for you to read along for the whole day or a duration of your choosing.
This class will present the theoretical fundamentals of sound synthesis with a view towards musical applications. Students will use Pure Data and Ovid’s Patch.
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 8-10pm This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s inaugural voyage into outer space, thereby becoming the first human being to complete an orbit around planet Earth. To celebrate, we’ll be hosting a reading/Q&A with James Doran, documentary filmmaker & co-author of Starman: the Truth Behind the Legend […]
This workshop will provide an introduction to attaching mini solar panels to small battery-powered devices. Wire your own simple oscillators, learn how to power the Arduino microcontroller with solar cells, and explore some basic Arduino projects such as powering small motors & generating sound.
A Boing Boing sponsored show-and-tell!
A semi-monthly meeting of people who like to do strange things with electricity.
An Introduction to MIG Welding.
Join Eileen Myles and Anthony McCann for a smallish breakfast and quite a bit of reading and talking and talking and reading.
The Dear Diary Book Club will read deceased artists’ diaries in hopes of finding clues, instruction, guidance, on the journey of a creative person through their life and work. The first reading is Pontormo’s diary; group size is limited to 12. Email email@example.com if you’d like to participate.
Join Rick Potts in a workshop exploring the use of everyday objects as sound sources and discovering techniques that find an object’s sound.
A technical class in sound recording and engineering, taught by Chris McKinlay.
The dog opera you’ve been waiting for! Please bring a dog with you to the screening. SORRY, SOLD OUT!
Gerard Olson teaches a course in homebrewing beer, that culminates in a final class meeting featuring a tasting session with musical performance by Chris Kallmyer.
An introduction to MIG Welding at Matt Jones’ metalshop in Echo Park.
Matthew Rohrer and Anthony McCann, reading from their new books!
A performance for voices/ cello / electronics by Carmina Escobar and Theresa Wong, plus a surprise.
Learn to use Max/MSP in this 4-session class.
Come record the bay in our first San Francisco hydrophone workshop. Sound artist, Chris Kallmyer will lead participants through the creation of an underwater microphone, and then record the bay around the Exploratorium’s new outpost on the Embarcadero.
An epic lecture battle of epic proportions.
MEMBERS ONLY!: Win a pair of tickets to Cabinet Magazine’s second annual Benefit Cocktail Party in New York!
BERKELEY ART MUSEUM // FERMENT[cheese] is a multi-media concert/presentation/tasting exploring milk’s journey to cheesehood. milk, cheese, sound, music, film.