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Karen O & Danger Mouse To Debut Multisensory Installation AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIM

Karen O & Danger Mouse To Debut Multisensory Installation AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIM

Karen O and Danger Mouse will premier their multisensory art installation this spring at Los Angeles' prestigious Marciano Art Foundation. "An Encounter with Lux Prima," an immersive, communal listening experience soundtracked by the pair's forthcoming album, unites their singular creative vision with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies. "An Encounter" sees the duo collaborate with an illustrious cast of fellow artists including creative director Barnaby Clay (David Bowie-"Life On Mars" Revisited, SHOT!), Oscar-nominated sound designer Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fight Club), renowned lighting designer Tobias Rylander (Robyn, The xx, FKA twigs), visual artist Davy Evans and creative consultant Warren Fu (Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Depeche Mode) to bring Lux Prima to life. Further collaborating with projection mapping innovator Travis Threlkel-co-founder and chief creative officer of MSG's Obscura Digital, George Lucas' Skywalker Sound and Meyer Sound, the installation plays across every sense and is intended as the living, touring nucleus of the duo's forthcoming collaborative album,Lux Prima.

"An Encounter with Lux Prima" runs April 18-21 and is open to the public in limited numbers. Tickets are available March 1 via

"An Encounter with Lux Prima" is executive produced by the Madison Square Garden Company and Like Mgmt.

Artists' Statements

Speaking to the intention behind the encounter,Karen O says, "Danger Mouse and I wrote this music purely out of artistic exploration and the spirit of collaboration. It's the first music I've written since the rite of passage of bringing a life into the world. Having a kid was like communing with the grander scheme of nature, the cycles of life, the transformative power of the mother. These themes felt timeless, yet more topical than ever in the modern world, so cut off and abstracted from its origins. The music was calling out for an extraordinary presentation, one that brings people together in a heightened state of listening. It's gonna be a trip!"

"Karen and I had been plotting on working together for a long time," adds Danger Mouse. "With no discussions on what the music would eventually sound like, we jumped in. We were each other's audience alone really, but soon we started to see this world instead of just hearing it. So let's see if others can hear and see it together too."

About Marciano Art Foundation

The Marciano Art Foundation (established in 2013) presents exhibitions featuring works from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano's expansive collection of contemporary art. The collection, built largely over the last decade, includes installation, sculpture, photography, film and a wide-array of paintings by some of today's most important and influential contemporary artists, from emerging to established, from the U.S. and abroad. Guest-curated exhibitions will rotate every few months, enabling the foundation to reveal the breadth and depth of the collection over time, while some signature works will remain on view for longer periods. MAF will also present occasional temporary exhibitions featuring works on loan from museums and private collections, alongside pieces from MAF collection. MAF is situated in the historic Scottish Rite Masonic Temple built artist, designer and educator Millard Sheets in 1961.

The renovation of the 110,000 square-foot building was overseen by wHY Architecture's Kulapat Yantrasast and features over 55,000 square feet of exhibition space and on-site storage. Former lounges, banquet halls and a 2,000-seat theater have been transformed into unparalleled exhibition spaces for contemporary art. A relic room, organized by Bard College professor Susan L. Aberth, features objects and ephemera left behind by the Masons, acknowledging the history of the site. MAF also features an outdoor sculpture garden, bookstore, and café.

About the partners

Dropbox partners with creatives around the world to enable the design and execution of highly collaborative projects like Lux Prima. Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people and teams work together. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, we're on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has 12 offices around the world. For more information on our mission and products, visit

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences with a portfolio that includes renowned performance venues, entertainment properties, and professional sports teams. The Company is now entering its next chapter with MSG Sphere - iconic venues that will pioneer the next generation of immersive experiences. Through cutting-edge technologies, these music and entertainment-focused venues will enable the creation of multi-sensory environments that transport audiences and reinvent how a performer, speaker, show or event engages and connects with audiences. In 2017, MSG purchased Obscura Digital, a creative studio globally-recognized for its work in designing and developing immersive experiences, and is using the studio's expertise to develop cutting-edge content possibilities for MSG Sphere. MSG has announced plans to build MSG Sphere venues in Las Vegas, followed by London.

Meyer Sound's scientific acoustical research and product development have earned Meyer Sound more than 100 US and international patents and numerous awards since its founding in 1979 by John and Helen Meyer. Meyer Sound continually strives to elevate the overall dialogue about sound and bring greater awareness to the importance of how we hear and listen, providing audio solutions for top-grossing artists and respected concert and entertainment venues, cinemas, restaurants, universities, corporate offices, and museums. Specifically created for this unique experience, the fully immersive 360-degree Meyer Sound system will deploy more than 25 self-powered loudspeaker systems, including the massive VLFC very low frequency control element with impact below the hearing threshold that is literally breathtaking. The entire multi-channel signal chain will be fine-tuned by Meyer Sound's expert technicians to achieve the ultimate in audible sensations throughout the space. More information is available at

RYOT is Verizon Media's Emmy Award®-winning content studio and innovation lab that brings astonishing storytelling, immersive experiences and groundbreaking technology to every corner of the world. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology in a 5G world, RYOT is the incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation. In 2018, RYOT launched a state-of-the-art motion capture studio with the mission to create new content formats of the future. The cutting-edge technology housed in RYOT's Innovation Studio elevates the way content is created and continues to move the company far ahead of the technological curve. Highlights include Emmy Award® nominations for the AR project L.A. LOUVRE and VR project BEHIND THE FENCE.

Skywalker Sound, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd, is one of the largest, most versatile full-service audio post-production companies in the world. Skywalker Sound offers comprehensive audio post-production services and utilizes the talents of Academy Award®-winning sound professionals working on sound design, editorial, foley and re-recording mixes as a team. Skywalker Sound has won 18 Academy Awards® for Best Sound and Best Sound Editing. More information is available at

About the album

Lux Prima, the first collaboration from the iconic Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and the legendary musician-producer, is due March 15 on BMG. Stream "Woman," which Rolling Stone calls "potent" while Stereogum praises O's "vocal fireworks," here and the album's title track here, which The New York Times lauded, saying "Oblivion sounds luxurious and blissful."

Lux Prima will be available digitally, on CD and gatefold LP with exclusive merchandise bundles from the artist store. Pre-order now and get "Woman" and "Lux Prima" immediately here. An exclusive LP version with alternate colorway will be available at independent record stores on release day.

In addition to four albums with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a solo album, Crush Songs, Grammy-nominated O has contributed to soundtracks for Where The Wild Things Are and Her, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Grammy-winning artist Danger Mouse's projects include Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and Danger Doom as well as work with Adele, The Black Keys, Gorillaz, A$AP Rocky and beyond.


Music: Karen O & Danger Mouse
Creative Direction: Barnaby Clay
Sound Design: Ren Klyce
Sound Engineer: Brian Long
Lighting Design: Tobias Rylander
Projection and 3D Content: Obscura
Projection Video Content: Davy Evans
Stone Sculptor: Roger Hopkins
Producer: Mungo Maclagan
Executive Producer: Like Mgmt
Executive Producer: MSG
Associate Executive Producer: Yael Greenberg
Poster Art: Warren Fu
Poster design: Julian Gross

Presenting Sponsors

An Encounter with Lux Prima is made possible with support from:

The Marciano Art Foundation

Jenna Adler

Liz Armistead

Geoffrey Annenburg

Michele Ceazan-Fleischli

Juliette Carter

Luisa Conlon

Mattias Eng

Brian Graf

Phil Hoelting

Max Knight

Reid Kutrow

Josh Lowden

Michael Maxson

John & Helen Meyer

Tara Moore

Ian Montone

Hyun-Joo Park

Emma Reeves

Carla Sacks

Laurie Soriano

Kim Swift

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