Photo by Joshua White Mike Kelley's Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites
This week, an army of minimalist sculptures emits the sent of Pine Sol, a composer uses dry ice to make music and MOCA PDC becomes an arcade.
5. Climate controlled concert
The Quartz Cantabile is an instrument powered by heat. Flames send hot air through tubes of various lengths and sizes, which come out the other end as loud, clear sounds. Another instrument, the dry ice chimes, is played by touching cubes of dry ice to suspended brass chimes, then letting the carbon dioxide from the ice turn to gas and put the brass in motion. Composers Todd Lerew and Liam Mooney will play these two strange instruments at Machine Project this weekend. 1200-D N. Alvarado; Sun., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. (213) 483-8761, machineproject.org.