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Talks

Name That Tune: Lauren Halsey

Thursday, February 7, 7pm @ LAXART

Frieze Talks will launch in L.A. ahead of the fair, with a special program at LAXART. In the spirit of the game show Name That Tune that delighted millions of home viewers in the 1950s, Frieze Talks will challenge the ears and knowledge of select L.A. based artists whose work has an undeniable relationship to noise, sound, and/or popular music.

Professor and music critic Josh Kun and curator Hamza Walker will test artists with a series of sonic fragments meant to thrill, confound, provoke, and entertain.

Funk is music come again as an ethos. In part two of Name That Tune, we put Lauren Halsey’s ear for funk, soul, and other grooves to the test. Halsey—whose work pays homage the everyday and the around-the-way, from the beauty supply to the vacant lot—heralds the DIY monument as an Afro-futurist paradise. We’ll travel the stars as charted by Parliament Funkadelic and the interstellar low ways as mapped by Sun Ra.