One of D.C.’s coolest attractions of the spring is getting even cooler. On May 11, the Hirshhorn teams with Pitchfork and Wired to present a live concert in association with “Song 1,” Doug Aitken’s 360-degree projection that turns the Hirshhorn’s exterior into a public movie screen.
As first reported by the Washington City Paper, indie rock acts No Age and High Places will perform outdoors near the Hirshhorn while Aitken’s film -- minus its usual soundtrack — projects onto the building. No Age and High Places are two of the dozens of musical acts who play on the film’s soundtrack, a medley of artists offering their take on the song “I Only Have Eyes For You.” More acts playing in the live concert will be announced next week, says Hirshhorn spokesperson Jenny Leehey.
You’ll be able to see both the live performers and the film on the Hirshhorn’s facade, and Leehey says the museum will sell about 2,000 tickets, similar to the museum’s other After Hours events. The event is scheduled to run from 8 p.m. until midnight; tickets are $25, and they’re on sale now.
Aitken will be in town for the event, and he’ll participate in a symposium, “Art in the Expanded Field,” also on May 11.