March 5, 2012 19:21

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Beck, Devendra Banhart to soundtrack new art installation

The artists cover 1930s jazz song 'I Only Have Eyes For You' for gallery in Washington, DC

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Beck, Devendra Banhart to soundtrack new art installation

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Beck, Devendra Banhart, No Age and more are set to provide the soundtrack to a new artwork by Doug Aitken in Washington, DC.

The piece, called Song 1, sees the Los Angeles based multimedia artist projecting 360 degree films onto the exterior of the Hirshhorn Museum, reports Pitchfork.

The soundtrack to the projections will be made up of the above acts singing their own versions of the 1930s jazz standard, 'I Only Have Eyes For You', which has in the past been covered by The Flamingos, Peggy Lee and Summer Camp. The new versions of the song will be spliced together for use in the project.

The Hirshhorn gallery says the piece, which runs from March 22 – May 13 "will transform the Hirshhorn's iconic circular building into 'liquid architecture'. Using approximately eleven high-definition projectors, Aitken will seamlessly blend imagery to envelop the entire façade of the Gordon Bunshaft-designed structure with a 360-degree panorama that will make the Museum recede into cinematic space - rotating, rising, and evolving into new forms."

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