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Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

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    Rehearsing “Kalpa,” 2012

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  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Hirokazu Kosaka, “Kalpa,” 2012, The Getty Center

    Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

Kalpa, by Hirokazu Kosaka

Friday, January 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free; reservations required. Make reservations on the Getty's website.
Location: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Map

This major new site-specific commission by Hirokazu Kosaka will transform the Getty Center’s Arrival Plaza into a sculptural and performative installation. In Sanskrit, kalpa means eon—a long period of time. Once every hundred years, an angel comes down from heaven and swipes the surface of a stone with her silk sleeves until the rock disappears. Kosaka builds a symbolic parallel between kalpa and the inevitable passage of time that slowly transforms our lives, our histories, and our memories.

Following the performance, the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) will present the LAFMS Shoe, a series of duets that seamlessly morph from musician to musician exposing a constantly evolving palette of musical voices. The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) is a collective of LA experimental musicians founded in the early 1970s in reaction to the bland commercialism of the post-60s music scene. LAFMS Shoe is comprised of many of the core members of LAFMS.

Organized by:

The J. Paul Getty Museum


Also at the Getty Center, the same evening:

Los Angeles Free Music Society