On Saturday night, Muse ’til Midnight will transform staid LACMA into a sonic playland. The annual event is designed to bombard both your eyes and ears with the latest and greatest innovators in L.A.’s art scene. The evening starts with a set by DJ Morpho before San Francisco band Geographer takes the stage in front of Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” installation (that’s the forest of vintage streetlamps outside the museum). Inside, the galleries will be filled with tailor-made soundtracks from various DJs and live musicians. Renowned sound-wave creators Silent Servant will accompany Sharon Lockhart’s video dance installation on Israeli composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol, while Dadaelus performs an action-oriented score for Chris Burden’s “Metropolis II.” The roster also includes dueling Dublab DJs who will perform simultaneous sets using the Silent Frisco headphone system.
Art wonks and culture aficianados might attend so they can fulfill Muse’s mission to “use LACMA’s collection to inspire multisensory experiences at the museum,” but the real fun will be taking off your headphones and watching hundreds of people dancing silently to the bustle of Wilshire Boulevard.
Muse ‘til Midnight
WHEN: 8:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25
WHERE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
COST: $40 general admission, $30 LACMA members, $20 Muse members
[Photo courtesy of LACMA]