Since 2014, the Getty Center’s Friday Flights has been a summer performance series that turns the institution’s rambling hilltop campus into a stage for a diverse selection of music, dance, art, and theatrical happenings. This Friday, the season will kick off with a group of works that respond to and animate the Getty’s architecture and landscape.
On the tram ride up to the top, visitors will be welcomed with Passing Into | Passing Out, an original composition from Tom Krell, better known as the Los Angeles-based R&B/pop act How to Dress Well. Experimental electronic musician Sarah Davachi has created a unique soundtrack for Robert Irwin’s breathtaking circular garden. With a sound reminiscent of minimalist compositions of the 1960s and ’70s, Davachi’s work is characterized by slow and subtle modulations of lush sounds. In and around the Getty’s fountain, No)one. Art House will perform a site-specific work choreographed by Samantha Blake Goodman, with accompaniment from vocalist and electronic musician Akua and trumpeter Anthony Calonico. Founded by Christopher Bordenave, who had previously studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the LINES Ballet School, No)one. Art House organizes movement-based experiences around Los Angeles. As frontman of now-defunct Canadian band Majical Cloudz, Devon Welsh brought a soulful intimacy to stripped-down electronica. Welsh will be taking over the courtyard stage to debut his new solo project that expands on their limited sonic palette.
Alongside these performances — and in conjunction with their recently opened exhibition Artists and Their Books — the Getty will be hosting an Artists’ Book Festival, featuring over a dozen local publishers including Hesse Press, X Artists’ Books, Women’s Center for Creative Work, and others.
When: Friday, June 29, 6–9pm
Where: The Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles)
More info at The Getty.