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Beck, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Contribute to Innovative Art Installation

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Beck, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, No Age, Devendra Banhart and more will provide the soundtrack for an innovative new art installation at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Doug Aitken’s ‘Song 1′ piece will turn the exterior of the round building into “liquid architecture,” according to the museum’s website. Aitken will use projectors to display rotating 360-degree images on the outside of the museum, so that visitors must walk the entire perimeter of the structure for the full experience.

Pitchfork notes that the musicians will take part in the installation via a mashup recording of their versions of the traditional pop song ‘I Only Have Eyes for You.’ It will be fascinating to hear how modern rock artists remake the 1930s standard that has been recorded by Peggy Lee, the Flamingos, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Rod Stewart and others.

‘Song 1′ debuts on March 22 and runs through May 13. The installation will also include a series of live performances, though there’s no word which bands might perform.

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