The original, site-specific work Commonfield Clay was performed by sound and social practice artist Chris Kallmyer, LA-based violinist Andrew Tholl, and an ensemble of local partners. This new piece for earthenware chimes was the final product of Kallmyer's ten-month exploration of hyper-regional music at Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Chris Kallmyer is a California-based sound and social practice artist whose work explores relationships between environments, objects, and the people who give them meaning. Kallmyer participated in a two-week residency at the Pulitzer in the fall of 2015, working with local artists and activists to understand the unique social and natural landscapes of St. Louis.
A special thanks to the collaboration of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and artist Dan Barnett for their assistance with the testing and production of the clay chimes; to Marcis Curtis of Citizen Carpentry for his design and production of the chime stands and stools; and to TSV Sound & Vision and sound engineers Samuel Maul and Luke Arens for their superb documentation.