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Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. Listen to a DJ set by influential music-makers, attend a thought-provoking gallery talk, experience eclectic video art or an artist's intervention, and dance in the Museum courtyard. Each session is hosted by artists whose work blurs the worlds of music and contemporary art. They have been invited to bring in a range of creative collaborators to develop the evening's program. See the Getty through their lens and be inspired to make new connections in the galleries.

A specially selected playlist created by Permanent Records shop owners Liz Tooley and Lance Baressi, released in conjunction with each Friday Flights event, is available here on The Getty Iris blog. Sourcing songs from a lifetime of record collecting, their thematic playlists tap into ideas and energies inspired by the Getty's special exhibitions.

Friday Flights features a cash bar with local beers and bites, and runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Getty Center. Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m.

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Hosted by Mikael Jorgensen & Cassandra C. Jones

Date: August 8, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free; no reservations required

Ojai, California residents Mikael Jorgensen and Cassandra C. Jones host the fourth and final Friday Flight of the summer. Jorgensen is the keyboardist in the alternative rock band Wilco and releases electronic music under his own name. Jones is a new-media artist with a focus in digital photomontage who is represented by Eli Ridgway Contemporary and Judith Charles Gallery in New York City. As husband and wife they share a mutual interest in the role technology plays in human expression and the many ways in which digital media and traditional forms of art making intermix.

Together with friends they will present several projects, which include:

  • Solo electronic music performance by Mikael Jorgensen
  • Artist talk and videos by Cassandra C. Jones
  • Performance and video screening by Shana Moulton
  • Operatic tour of the galleries by singer Rebecca Comerford
  • Solo electronic music performance by Passion Pit's Xander Singh
  • Quindar - Jorgensen and James Merle Thomas, an art historian of the Apollo Program era, remix the sound archives of NASA
  • Prism Break - Jorgensen and Orpheo McCord of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros find inspiration in early '70s German experimental music

Cassandra C. Jones, After Muybridge, 2010:

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