Thursday, July 17, 2014

No Age Punk Band Curates the Getty's Friday Flight 7/18


Friday Flights is a collaboration between the Getty and a featured musician or cultural tastemaker who creates a specially curated evening inspired by an exhibition on view at the Museum. The third flight this summer is inspired by The Scandalous Art of James Ensor and will be hosted by No Age, an experimental punk band that emerged from Los Angeles skate culture and DIY venues and now collaborates with contemporary artists on alternative performance concepts.
The series takes its inspiration from the format of a tasting flight, where several flavors, perhaps of wine or beer, or in this case art, can be sampled and compared. Each host is asked to invite friends and collaborators to develop the evening's program, bringing together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and more for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. 

No Age drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall considered the unique setting of The Getty Center and its place in local Los Angeles culture, creating a program that allows the city streets to permeate the travertine sanctuary, blending the museum site with the gritty urban experience it overlooks. Through assorted installations, L.A. sounds and sights will pop up in various corners throughout the Museum Courtyard as interruptions or chance encounters. Additionally, they have prepared three experimental performances that will culminate with an altered concert experience of their latest record "An Object" on the Main Stage. They will also take over the Museum Lecture Hall for a curated a program of videos by filmmakers and artists who are friends and collaborators, which will play throughout the evening.
Additionally, a special playlist inspired by the Getty's current exhibitions created by Permanent Records owners Liz Tooley and Lance Baressi will be published on the Getty Iris in advance of the event.   

Collaborators will host Friday evening of art, music, talk and dance
Friday Flights
July 18, 2014
At the Getty Center

Friday Flights takes place at the Getty Center from 6:00–9:00p.m. Entrance is free, and parking is $10 after 5 p.m.
Friday Flights 2014 Schedule:
July 18
No Age
Experimental punk band No Age emerged from Los Angeles skate culture and DIY venues. In recent years, they have transitioned from a noisy band at the center of L.A. youth culture to collaborations with established contemporary artists, producing high-quality limited editions and seeking out alternative performance situations. Their latest release, titled "An Object," asks questions that are at the heart of art criticism, with an impact that resonates more in the art gallery than the music venue.
August 8
Mikael Jorgensen & Cassandra C. Jones
Mikael Jorgensen began working with acclaimed alternative rock band Wilco as a tech-savvy and synth-wielding sound engineer. His contributions became so integral to the band's sound that he became a permanent member in the group in 2002. Continually involved with independent projects, Jorgensen's work explores the relationship between traditional instruments and music technology, and has featured visual and conceptual additions by his wife, artist and photographer Cassandra C. Jones. 
Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

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