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LA’s Hammer Museum Attracts Major Artists for Performance Marathon

Tashweesh, Live at the Cave, Beirut 2011 (photo credit: Tanya Traboulsiin)
Tashweesh, Live at the Cave, Beirut 2011 (photo credit: Tanya Traboulsiin)

On September 26–27, the Hammer Museum will present ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert, a two-day program of back-to-back live performances by over 25 local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend into the production of sound. Hyperallergic is proud to be the media sponsor.

Conceived as an exhibition in the form of a concert, the continuous program of performances will alternate between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard from 12–10pm each day.

Spanning a range of influences, genres, and styles, participating artists include

  • industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
  • Cairo-based artist Hassan Khan, whose live-mixed multi-track work Taraban will be performed for the first time in the US
  • and GLITTERBUST, a new project by Kim Gordon and Alex Knost.
Image from LOBOTOMAXXX ((image courtesy of Hammer Museum))
LOBOTOMAXXX (image courtesy of Hammer Museum)

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE brings together a variety of disparate approaches to underscore the unruliness, temporality, and communal nature of musical and sonic performance as an art form that is inherently at odds with the conventions of exhibition.

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE will also be streamed live.

Visit hammer.ucla.edu/instruments for more details.

Participating Artists

Classic Heads, Laure Leber (image courtesy of Hammer Museum)
Classic Heads, Laure Leber (image courtesy of Hammer Museum)

The Hammer Museum will also host a conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Simon Reynolds on Friday September 25, 7:30pm.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and performance and visual artist. Described by some as a provocateur, others as an icon of the British avant-garde, her institutional recognition includes the Tate, which acquired her archives for its collection. Writer Simon Reynolds’ bylines include The Guardian, Frieze, and Pitchfork. He is the author of seven books on pop culture.

The full line-up can be found here

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