For the past few weeks, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC has transformed the National Mall into a massive outdoor theater from sunset to midnight. The blockbuster is Song 1, a looping audiovisual instillation that is projected on to all 360 degrees of the contemporary art museum's iconic circular structure. Created by mixed-media luminary Doug Aitken, the work features a 45-minute loop of dreamy visuals set a medley of cover versions of the decades-old pop standard “I Only Have Eyes for You.” The phenomenal soundtrack includes contributions by Beck, Devendra Banhart, CFCF, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and more all stitched together into one endless hypnagogic remix.
Now, according to the Washington City Paper, the Hirshhorn will be teaming up with Pitchfork and Wired magazine on May 11 to put on a four-hour “happening” featuring live outdoor performances by many of soundtracks contributors. No Age and High Places are already confirmed, with more artists to be announced later this week. Until then, check out a video of the project below and stream some of the soundtrack over at Pitchfork.
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