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The Music Center’s ‘Sleepless’ Explores Intersection of Science and Art

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will open its doors after hours this Friday for Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours, a night of science and art featuring a virtual reality experience, molecular gastronomy, experimental dance, live music, and much more. Witness artist Rafa Esparza will also be on hand to channel the Mayan sci-fi narrative of Pakal.

This special Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is designed to explore the intersection of science and art reimagining the role of artist as the scientist through powerful performance art, installations, video games, music, workshops and more. You can also watch artist Elliot Reed assemble a drone piece by piece.

Computer scientist and USC professor Archie Prakash will showcase a virtual reality experience focused on the effects of Christianity and video game culture. Interactive sculpture artist  Nina Waisman will team up with renowned choreographer and dancer  Flora Wiegmann for a series of pop-up dance pieces inspired by the interaction of microbes, with vocals from experimental sound artist Carmina Escobar.

DJs Kid606, Nicolas Bougaïeff, and One Child Policy will also be on hand to perform sets paired with stunning visuals.

The late night event runs from 11:30 pm to 3 am. Tickets are $20 presale or $30 at the door, so get your tickets now. For the complete line up or to score tickets go here.

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