Listen to LACMA-curated music, mixes, and live performances online
Let LACMA help set the mood at home with our curated selections of sounds. Enjoy our favorite playlists available for free streaming below.
We are pleased to present a special audio mix by 2017 LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Curtis Tamm. As part of his project Tympanic Tether, the artist conducted audio visual fieldwork in geologically active parts of the world to re-evaluate the relationship between culture and natural catastrophes while researching the experiential and technological origins of the siren as a warning device to develop a series of new “siren candidates.” Far from typical sirens, the sounds in the mix aim to heal trauma.
This sonic offering is an extension of that luminous spirit—beaming with dynamic patterns and timeless energy, it invites listeners to bath in radiance. Just as Chris Burden carefully positioned his magnificent street lamps to brilliantly immerse those who gather amongst them, these music selections are aimed at lighting up listeners’ ears.
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Photo: © Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Listen to playlists for Jazz at LACMA and Latin Sounds, featuring artists from the 2020 season.
This year, Jazz at LACMA is featuring the Yellowjackets, Jason Moran, Sara Gazarek, and Theo Croker Quartet, to name a few. Latin Sounds has an exciting season full of amazing talent, including Echo Park Project, Paté de Fuá, Buyepongo, and La Sonora Dinamita.
This year would have marked Jazz at LACMA's 29th season of celebrating L.A.'s finest jazz musicians. While the concert series is currently on hold, you can listen to interviews and music hosted by LACMA's Mitch Glickman, featuring performers planned for the 2020 season.
Shadi Ghadirian, Untitled from the Qajar Series (detail), 1998, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Art of the Middle East Acquisition Fund, Art of the Middle East Deaccession Fund, the Ralph M. Parsons Fund, the Joan Palevsky Bequest by exchange, and Catherine Benkaim, with additional funds provided by Angella and David Nazarian, © Shadi Ghadirian, digital image © Museum Associates/LACMA