Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sonic Scenery

This coming Friday February 3rd, The Natural History Museum, in conjunction with Dublab, will be presenting Sonic Scenery! The show features such Plug alumni as Languis and Daedelus, so be sure to check it out. Here's the details:

SONIC SCENERY : MUSIC FOR COLLECTIONS - opening night

Listen up! The Natural History Museum invites you to experience a new audio exhibit of gallery soundtracks. Bring your iPod to the Sonic Scenery opening and wander the museum after hours listening to new collections-inspired compositions by: THE SUN RA ARKESTRA, OZOMATLI, AUTOLUX, NELS CLINE, MATMOS, JON HASSELL, NOBODY, STEPHEN HARTKE, LANGUIS & DAVID J

Plug into headphone stations and listen to LIVE "SILENT SETS":

- MATMOS bring their unpredictable improvisations to the North American Mammals Hall.
- LANGUIS assemble an array of analog machines to dissect their own work.
- TOMMY D & DAEDELUS perform a live dub mix of new recordings by The Sun Ra Arkestra.
- TOM RECCHION expands the realm of his exotic sound collage to include prehistoric worlds.

At 8pm, join Sonic Scenery artist Jon Hassell, dublab founder Mark “frosty” McNeill, and moderator Hope Tschopik Schneider in a discussion of the future of sound in space. Then wade in the Museum’s Grand Foyer as Reef Project spins an iPod set spanning the history of ambient music from Erik Satie to Brian Eno.

1) Download the Sonic Scenery exhibit from iTunes.
2) Load the exhibit on your iPod.
3) Bring your iPod and headphones to the Natural History Museum the evening of Friday, February 3rd starting at 7pm.
4) Explore the galleries on Level 1 by selecting the accompanying track on your iPod and pressing play as you enter the corresponding gallery.
5) Along the way, listen to “silent sets” by plugging into listening stations featuring artists performing live electronic music in select galleries.
6) Relax, have a drink, repeat.

more details and download:
http://www.nhm.org/firstfridays/sonic_opening.html

7pm doors / 8pm discussion / 9-1am live music

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213.763.DINO
performances@nhm.org
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If you want to download the Sonic Scenery album, you can do so at iTunes here:
Sonic Scenery: Music for Collections
We'll see ya there!