Posts Tagged ‘Song 1’

Fleetness and Light: Projecting on Washington

Crow at the establishmentarianism of Official Washington, with its chunky buildings and drab marble; turn up your nose at the fed­eral government’s sprawling dominion over District acreage; whimper over its dull regality, all honor and remembrance and boring, boring history. But don’t deny this: Downtown Wash­ington is brimming with big, flat space.
Maybe that’s why projections—as [...]

Arts Roundup: Fiddler on the Roof Edition

National Museum of Natural History developing a human-genome exhibit [AP/Huffington Post]
Adams Morgan's Fiddler on the Roof already is already planning a summer concert series [DCist]
Nicole Kidman to play a part in the forthcoming movie The Butler based on Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post story [Post]
Michael Kaiser, what ailing arts organization are you referring to in [...]

ToDo ToDay: Noise Punk at Hirshhorn, Public Dancing, Ai Weiwei

Say what you will about Doug Aitken’s monumental “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn—some critics have called the outdoor installation an overgrown music video—but it’s hard to knock the song itself. “I Only Have Eyes for You,” penned by the songwriting pair of Harry Warren and Al Dubin, is a perfect pop composition: so simple you [...]

“Song 1″ Extended at the Hirshhorn, and Geologist Added to Friday’s “Happening”

Is there more to say about Doug Aitken's "Song 1?" Briefly, there is: The 360-degree projection has been extended to May 20. It was originally set to end this weekend.
Also, this Friday's "Happening"—for which the museum will turn off the soundtrack to the massive installation and allow a handful of Pitchfork and Wired-approved acts to [...]

Oneohtrix Point Never and Nico Jaar Added to “Song 1″ Live Lineup

The Hirshhorn has added two more acts to the lineup for its May 11 live-show version of its massive Doug Aitken music-video installation, Song 1. Nico Jaar and Oneohtrix Point Never will join confirmed acts High Places and No Age for a special "After Hours" party sponsored by Wired and Pitchfork.
Oneohtrix Point Never, a synth act with [...]

No Age, High Places to Perform at “Song 1″ Happening at the Hirshhorn

In May, the Hirshhorn will hit mute on the marquee indie-rock soundtrack accompanying Doug Aitken's monumental "Song 1" installation, and replace it with...a marquee indie-rock concert. A four-hour "happening" on May 11—co-sponsored by Pitchfork and Wired magazine—will feature live outdoor performances by No Age, High Places, and "a slew of others," according to the Hirshhorn's Jenny Leehey. The [...]

All “SONG 1″ Considered

My friend Jen Graves, the art critic for the Seattle Stranger, wrote to me yesterday about Doug Aitken. Graves reports that the Seattle Art Museum has announced that Aitken is bringing a permanent video installation to the museum's facade. Since D.C. is presently enjoying a (merely temporary) Aitken facade installation, Graves asked me what I [...]