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LERATA pairs avant-garde music with experimental architecture
LERATA pairs avant-garde music with experimental architecture

Ever since Kraftwerk, the gridded and synthetic qualities of electronic music have been used to evoke cityscapes. LERATA -- the Laboratory for Experimentation and Research in Art, Technology and Architecture -- has been taking that association literally over the week. They're hosting Skyline, a series of events in downtown L.A. designed to spur multidisciplinary thinking about the ways in which music interacts with urban infrastructure.  If that all sounds a bit academic, the music has been surprisingly cutting-edge and a lot of fun. Last Thursday's bill at Exchange L.A. featured long and very danceable sets from the eerie analog experimentalists Soft Metals and the...

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