Colin Self. Photo: Jonathan Grassi

Ever Present: Colin Self, Mandy Kahn, Ben Babbitt

Ever Present

GETTY CENTER

Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 6 pm - 9 pm

Museum Courtyard


Free | No ticket required


Ever Present is a new series that invites artistic experimenters to stage ephemeral performances amid the the permanent collections, architecture, and gardens of the museum. For this Sunday event, New York and Berlin-based composer and artist Colin Self—known for combining voice, body, and digital technologies to explore gender, communication, and our relationships to the biological and the technological—performs on the Tram Arrival Plaza. L.A. native Mandy Kahn is a noted poet and librettist who also collaborates with composers on inventive new works, such as Yuval Sharon’s celebrated opera Hopscotch. Kahn presents a selection of immersive poems that interact with the architecture of the Getty courtyards and feature a cast of singers and performers. Composer Ben Babbitt, known for work with Weyes Blood, Angel Olsen, and How to Dress Well, creates a multi-channel sound installation for Robert Irwin’s Central Garden, with live singers and a quadrophonic ambient soundtrack.


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