Ever Present: Colin Self, Mandy Kahn, Ben Babbitt
July 28, 2019, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Composer Ben Babbitt, known for work with Weyes Blood, Angel Olsen, and How to Dress Well, presented a multi-channel sound installation and performance for Robert Irwin’s Central Garden, with live singers and a quadrophonic ambient soundtrack.
Ben Babbitt is a composer and producer based in Los Angeles working in film, video games, and performance. Since 2013, Babbitt has been the composer and sound designer for the acclaimed episodic narrative game Kentucky Route Zero, and his score to Amanda Kramer’s debut feature film Paris Window is set to be released later this summer. Recent projects include a 12-hour durational score for Call It a Day by theater director Greg Wohead, a quadrophonic performance at the Field Museum in Chicago, and an extensive collaboration with Angel Olsen for her upcoming album.
Photos by Agnes Bolt