Playing tracks by
Raymond Scott, The Flaming Lips, Shabazz Palaces, Joe Bataan, Helado Negro and more.
This soundtrack for Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture was organized by LACMA and Mark “Frosty” McNeill of @dublab a non-profit radio station exploring wide-spectrum music from around the world.
Since first illuminating LACMA’s Smidt Welcome Plaza in 2008, Urban Light has drawn flocks of visitors to its iconic glow. The assemblage of historic street lamps perched along Wilshire Boulevard are radiant beacons that are at once L.A.-centric and universal.
This sonic offering is an extension of that luminous spirit—beaming with dynamic patterns and timeless energy, it invites listeners to bath in radiance. Just as Chris Burden carefully positioned his magnificent street lamps to brilliantly immerse those who gather amongst them, these music selections are aimed at lighting up listeners’ ears.
Photo: © Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York