For more info about Machine Project and the Archive of Regional Raking, check out this great write up by Colgate University. Thanks so much to DeWitt Godfrey and Lynn Schwartzer for their help and hospitality in creating the projects in Hamilton, NY.
Kallmyer participated in a two-week residency at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in the fall of 2015, where he collected and refined clay from the banks of the Mississippi River to make earthenware musical instruments in collaboration with ceramicist Dan Barnett. Derived from the common brick architecture in St. Louis, Chris attempted to create a kind of ‘future folk music’ through hyper-regional materials
Archive of Regional Raking
Experimental music meets puritanical tidiness in the aerial documentation of regional raking practices endemic to Hamilton, NY. In Fall 2015, Chris created a series of silent films and sonic performances with the Building and Grounds Department and a collection of students at Colgate University. The films explore the musicality of movement and the seasonal practice of leaf collection