Talks

Name That Tune: Jim Shaw

Monday, February 11, 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.

The third contestant of Name That Tune, Jim Shaw, is a founder of the legendary experimental art rock band Destroy All Monsters. Whether he’s creating aural rites for his O-ist religion or perpetually completing a prog-rock opera, Shaw’s entanglement with music and art taps into the American unconscious with devilish aplomb. For this episode, we'll mine the rare and radioactive elements of Shaw’s record collection.