Music & Film

Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music

Take an immersive journey through a century of ambient music, from the ’30s to the ’70s to today, in three lounges featuring live performances, DJs, and multimedia. Tickets are $20 and with every ticket purchased, you will receive an Absinthe cocktail. There’s also a free after party with DJ Masonic. November 9, 8 p.m. in the Atrium at the Kennedy Center.

First, patrons will enter a lounge space featuring modern ambient electronica, including compositions by Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Mouse on Mars, and other artists, spun by DJ Masonic (Mason Bates) and DJ Justin Reed.

Next, attendees will transition to a lounge highlighting 1970s minimalism, featuring the work of iconoclasts Steve Reich and La Monte Young.

Finally, the audience will move into a large space that recalls the “furniture music” of Paris salons from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Works by Erik Satie, Pierre Schaeffer, and Francis Poulenc will be performed.

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