Since first illuminating LACMA's Smidt Welcome Plaza in 2008, Chris Burden's sculpture Urban Light has drawn flocks of visitors to its iconic glow. The assemblage of historic street lamps perched along Wilshire Boulevard are radiant beacons that are at once L.A.-centric and universal.
The soundtrack for Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture was organized by LACMA and Mark "Frosty" McNeill of @dublab—a non-profit radio station exploring wide-spectrum music from around the world—and joins three other collaborative soundtracks based on LACMA exhibitions.
This sonic offering is an extension of that luminous spirit—beaming with dynamic patterns and timeless energy, it invites listeners to bathe in radiance. The soundtrack features songs by Raymond Scott, The Flaming Lips, Shabazz Palaces, Joe Bataan, Helado Negro, and more. Just as Chris Burden carefully positioned his magnificent street lamps to brilliantly immerse those who gather among them, these musical selections are aimed at lighting up listeners' ears.
The Urban Light Audio Soundtrack is available on Mixcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.