Modern Art

Gallery Soundtrack

This soundtrack was created for the Modern Art galleries at LACMA in a collaboration between dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill and LACMA’s Senior Curator and Department Head of Modern Art Stephanie Barron.

The musical selections mirror the range of modern art on view—spanning a multitude of genres, eras, regions, and tones—and pairing specific tracks with individual artworks underscores the interconnection between audio and visual mediums. In some cases, the chosen music is from the same time or place as works in the modern art collection, in other cases more contemporary selections echo or tease out aspects of the works on view. 

The wide spectrum of music weaves a parallel narrative to the art on display and serves as an ode to the ever-evolving creative continuum represented within LACMA’s Modern Art Galleries

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Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, M. 57 / Première partie: Danse religieuse - Modéré

Alexander von Zemlinsky - Clarinet Trio in D Minor, Op. 3: III. Allegro 

Arnold Schoenberg - 3 Klavierstücke Op. 11. No. 3

Kurt Weill - Three Penny Opera: Act 1 - Overture

Alban Berg - 3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6: 3. Marsch (March)

Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate, Pt. 3

Hanns Eisler - Solidaritätslied

Alban Berg - Wozzeck: Oper in 3 Akten, Dritter Akt: Adagio (Orchester)

Marlene Dietrich - Wenn die beste Freundin

Gunther Schuller - Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee: 5. Arab Village (performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Henri Lazarof - Tableau II

Paul Hindemith - Viola Sonata, Op. 25 No. 2 "Kleine Sonate": I. Mäßig schnell. Lustig 

Francisco Tárrega - Etude in A major (performed by Andrés Segovia)

Luigi Russolo - Risveglio di una Citta (Extract)

George Enescu - Trio in G Minor: II. Allegretto graziosi 

Lole Y Manuel - El río de mi Sevilla

Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella Ballet In One Act - Revised Version Of 1947: 1. Overture: Allegro moderato 

Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies, for Piano: No. 1 in D Major/Minor, Lent et douloureux

Camille Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila, Op.47, R. 288 / Act 3: Bacchanale (conducted by Gustavo Dudamel)

Juliette Gréco - L'ombre

Pierre Boulez - Le Marteau sans Maître: "L'Artisanat furieux"

Lennie Tristano Sextet - Intuition

Pierre Schaeffer - Primitif 1948

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring: Part One: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dance of the Young Girls

Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers - Doctor Jazz

Serenata Africana - Candombe

Ángel Villoldo - El Choclo (performed by Luis Salinas)

Alexander Scriabin - Etrangeté, Op. 63, No. 2 

Vladimir Ussachevsky - Sonic Contours

Jakob van Domselaer - Proeven Van Stijlkunst I - IX (1913-17) (Experiments In Artistic Style)

Silvestre Revueltas - Sensemaya (performed by Kronos Quartet) 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko: Hindoo Song (Song of India)

Joni Mitchell - California

György Ligeti - Musica ricercata: No. 7, Cantabile, molto legato 

John Cage - The Seasons: 4. Spring 

Alejandro Jodorowsky - Baby Snakes 

Jorge Reyes & Antonio Zepeda - Wawaki 

Carlos Chávez, Southwest Chamber Music - Cantos De Mexico: III. Vivo

Natalia Lafourcade - La Llorona (feat. Los Macorinos) 

Brightblack Morning Light - Fry Bread 

ÌFÉ - PRAYER FOR ODUDUWA (Para Merceditas)

Germaine Tailleferre - Images

William Grant Still - Lenox Avenue: The Blues (arr. L. Kaufman)

Erik Satie - Vieux séquins et vieilles cuirasses 

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung: Stimmung: Model 2 

Meredith Monk - Fractal Mirror 

Buudu Men And Chief Baonoko - Mboi II 

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - You Got It! (Live)

Laurie Spiegel - Patchwork

Charlie Parker - Constellation 

Morton Feldman - Rothko Chapel 3 

Freestyle Fellowship - Tolerate 

Elaine Brown - Seize the Time

Suzanne Menzel - The Advertising Song 

Kamasi Washington - The Space Travelers Lullaby

Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor from Venus

Sarah Webster Fabio - Glimpses 

Nicole Mitchell - Evernascence / Evanescence