Last night renowned director Spike Jonze (Her, Where The Wild Things Are) shot the video for Karen O & Danger Mouse’s “Woman” live in one take as the duo performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch the unprecedented performance, featuring special guest Beanie Feldstein(Lady Bird), here.
Friends for many years, O and Jonze have collaborated extensively including on the soundtrack for Jonze’s film Where The Wild Things Are and “The Moon Song” for Jonze’s Her, for which O was nominated for an Oscar. Lux Prima, the collaborative album from Karen O and Danger Mouse, is out now to widespread critical acclaim. Get it here.
O and Danger Mouse will present “An Encounter with Lux Prima,” an immersive, communal listening experience soundtracked by the album, April 18-21 at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation. Uniting their singular creative vision with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies, “An Encounter” sees the duo collaborate with an illustrious cast of fellow artists including creative directorBarnaby Clay (David Bowie—“Life On Mars” Revisited, SHOT!), Oscar-nominated sound designerRen 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. The installation also features collaborations with projection mapping innovator Travis Threlkel (co-founder and chief creative officer of MSG’s Obscura Digital), George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound and Meyer Sound. Playing across every sense, the work is intended as the living, touring nucleus of Lux Prima.
“An Encounter with Lux Prima” is executive produced by the Madison Square Garden Company and Like Mgmt. Tickets for the multisensory installation sold out instantaneously upon on sale, join the waitlist at marcianoartfoundation.org.
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.