Animal Collective Offer Download Of ‘Transverse Temporal Gyrus’
In 2010, Animal Collective collaborated with video artist Danny Perez on a project commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York called, ‘Transverse Temporal Gyrus.’ For those who missed the one-night only event, the band has created a website where they can download a file to recreate the experience in their own homes.
‘Transverse Temporal Gyrus’ was performed in the Guggenheim’s rotunda on March 4, 2010, and transformed the space into a psychedelic visual feast composed of video, costumes and props. Animal Collective wrote original music for the piece.
“Over the course of a three-hour period,” the band explains on its website. “A computer program designed by Stephan Moore deconstructed our sounds, randomly recombined their stems into new pieces and panned the new pieces through a 36-channel surround sound system we installed on the museum lobby’s spiral ramp.”
The file, which will create something new every time it is run, is available in both Mac and PC versions, with instructions given on how to download it. Entering the site allows fans to view Videos from the evening’s activities. Animal Collective’s Record Store Day exclusive compiled musical selections from ‘Transverse Temporal Gyrus.’