Friday Flights hosted by NO AGE
The Getty Center - Los Angeles
July 18, 2014
NO AGE emerged from L.A.’s underground music scene of the early and mid-2000’s. In recent years, they have transitioned from a noisy band at the center of L.A. youth culture to collaborations with established contemporary artists, producing high-quality limited editions and seeking out alternative performance situations. Their latest release, titled “An Object,” asks questions that are at the heart of art criticism, with an impact that resonates more in the art gallery than the music venue.
NO AGE performed "Re-Re-Imagined An Object" on the main stage. The first re-wrote and performed modified versions of songs from their 2013 album “An Object” took place at THE THING Quarterly office in San Francisco. For this event, the band re-wrote them again. Not unlike a photocopy of a photocopy, or a reflection of an original image, “An Object” is still there but slightly skewed and altered, offering a new perspective and different experience.
Other elements included a site-wide installation of traffic cones, re-inserting the LA street feel absent from the Getty experience.
Randy Randall performed a stereo two-channel abstract sound piece utilzing amps on the far ends of a drained fountain in the Getty courtyard.
Dean Spunt's DJ set mixed in chatter picked up from hidden wireless microphone around the courtyard with the music.
Other performances included a DJ set by renown artist Chris Johansen, and a program of films by Gil Kenan, Caroline Keith, Jarret Silberman, and Jamal Gunn Becker.