EventMarch 22, 2014

Tom Leeser, Matt Barbier Collaborate at Machine Project’s Mystery Theater

A still from ‘Growth House’ (2013) by Tom Leeser, with text by Clarie Phillips.

On Saturday night (March 22), Tom Leeser, director of the Program in Art and Technology and the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts, and composer, trombonist and alumnus Matt Barbier (Music MFA 10) team up to screen and perform a new video work with spoken word, solo trombone and electronics at Machine Project’s Mystery Theater.

Leeser, a digital media artist, will also be the Machine Project Artist in Residence on March 22 from noon til 5 pm. As part of the residency, he will inhabit Machine Project’s Project Space for Projects, a “smallish room constructed inside our already-smallish storefront space,” where visitors can interact with him by sharing, exchanging or conversing on any topic of their choosing.

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Counseling will also be an option, both professionally and personally. Tea may be consumed. All interactions that occur during the residency will be private and will not be used for any artistic exploitation. (No tickets necessary.)

Leeser’s past work “combines animation, found footage and diary-based images into various statements on ‘seeing.'” He has been involved with computer image making since the early 1980s.

Barbier is an active member of the Los Angeles music community. In addition to scoring Leeser’s work on Saturday, he performs regularly with the CalArts alumni ensemble, Gnarwhallaby, as well as the local chamber group, wild Up.

Tickets for the evening performance can be purchased here.

Event Details

Video, Solo Trombone and Electronics – A Collaboration by Tom Leeser and Matt Barbier

March 22, 8 pm Machine Project 1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles Tickets: $9 for members/ $15 for non-members

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