“Music in a Small Resonant Train Station Waiting Room,” Glendale, California, May 8, 2005. In conjunction with Guerrilla Convergence, at Glendale Train Station—Glendale, California / Architects Maurice C. Couchot, Kenneth McDonald. Guerilla musical performance organized by Carla Bozulich and conceived of to utilize the acoustics of the train station. Performers included: The Gowns, Adele Bertei, Whitman, Badwater Bob, Garrett DeVoe, Shahzad Ismaily, Kaveh Rastegar, and Jeremy Drake. Hosted by Steak.
Music In A Small Resonant Train Station Waiting Room is the 2nd event in Carla Bozulich’s ongoing series, Voyagers. It’s a guerilla event so people! Show up at the little train station in Glendale, CA on Sunday, May 8th at 3:00. There’ll be a bunch of us singing and playing, sometimes together, different combos, etc. You can sing, too. The room is absurdly resonant. That’s where the idea came from. I was struck by the resonance as I showed up night after night last year chasing after trains— recording them for the Fever Dreams performance at the Getty. The thing is, with those acoustics no amplification is necessary. So rare. Normally singing without being filtered through a bunch of wires is also scary to me, but in that room it pretty much swims huge with sound. We’ll be there until sundown or so. There’s always the chance someone will try to throw us out, but we’ll blindside them with the effervescent manna of song. This show is really “all ages” as I think there’s about a 30-year span from youngest to oldest musician. It’s free. You’re encouraged to take the train or Metrolink to the station. The musicians, as it stands, are Gowns, Adele Bertei, Whitman, Badwater Bob, Garrett Devoe, Shahzad Ismaily, Kaveh Rastegar, and Jeremy Drake. My pal Steak will oversee the proceedings.