One of ten performances and installations taking place at Eagle Rock’s Welcome Inn, Bob Wilhite In Concert (1975) could be heard via telephone in Room 9 as Wilhite performed unseen elsewhere in the hotel.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 4pm 10pm Performance
Welcome Inn 1840 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041


In 1975, Bob Wilhite created his first musical sculpture – a unique one stringed instrument. As a gesture to establish the object and provide it with a provenance, Wilhite gave two concerts heard only via the telephone.  Wilhite placed display advertisements in the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle announcing both performances. Patrons who phoned during the specified time periods heard a short instrumental played live on the one stringed instrument.  Both concerts were performed at his Los Angeles studio. The on-site audience at the Eagle Rock event will access Wilhite’s live performance by calling his motel room from another room in the motel.

To access performance phone 310/739-5773, day of show only
To access performance dial 106 from Room 9 or phone 310/739-5773, day of show only

Performer: Robert Wilhite