FraenkelLAB is pleased to present the multi-faceted exhibition Chris Kallmyer: Listening is a Luxury. Chris Kallmyer is a sound artist, curator, and performer whose work explores a participatory approach to making music. Listening is a Luxury will bring together objects, performance, and a book of musical scored through which the artist questions the accessibility of listening and how the ear can be enlivened through real and imagined sound. Kallmyer’s visual and sound works often use everyday materials, transforming them into unusual objects and musical instruments. The exhibition will feature Kallmyer’s project Commonfield Clay with performances by Kallmyer and a number of Bay Area artists during the opening reception on May 18 and on Friday evenings from May 26-June 16. This exhibition will also debut All Possible Music, an oversized book of musical scored reflecting different conceptualizations of what music could be.