Gallery Video: The Sound of Art @ Santos Party House

Alternative art types came out in droves to celebrate the launch of The Sound of Art, a DJ battle record created by Paddy Johnson, editor of the Brooklyn-based art blog Art Fag City. The record is a collection of sounds gathered over the course of five years from museums, galleries, and other art venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

At the launch party, Johnson invited 10 NYC bands to incorporate the album into their live music; audience members included performance artist Nate Hill (in a trademark white sailor outfit) and former Bravo Work of Art contestant Judith Braun. “I don’t think too many people are going to be listening to the album all the way through,” said Johnson. “It’s difficult listening.”

“The Sound of Art” Record Release @ Santos Party House from The New York Observer on Vimeo.

Produced by Amir Shoucri and Julia Halperin