January 20, 2015

New Year, New Band Saturday Nights at the Getty Kicks Off 2015 With Free Performance by Kim Gordon’s Body/Head


Beth Laski
Getty Communications
(818) 986-1105
LOS ANGELES—Saturday Nights at the Getty, the Getty Center’s free, contemporary music series, makes a loud return for 2015 on Saturday, January 31, 7:30 p.m., at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium with an evening of experimental noise, slow-motion film projection and haunting vocals by Body/Head.

Body/Head is an electric guitar pairing of musician, artist, and boundless creative force Kim Gordon—best known as a member of the legendary alternative rock band Sonic Youth for three decades—and her longtime friend and collaborator, the free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.

Rolling Stone magazine describes the duo’s music as “an improvisational-style collection of swirling guitars, loops and feedback with Gordon’s muddled, oftentimes nonsensical vocals buried deep in the mix.”

Often performed with time-bending video, Body/Head’s unique form of dreamy improvisational performance reflects Gordon and Nace’s gravitation toward an array of artistic material, from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd and experimental folk musician Catherine Ribeiro to the films of French feminist filmmaker Catherine Breillat.

Saturday Nights at the Getty are offered free at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Reservations are required, limited to four seats per person. Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m; the Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit or call 310 440-7300 for reservations.
Click here to listen to the track “Actress” from Body/Head’s debut album, Coming Apart (Matador Records, 2013).
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