in Frieze Los Angeles | 02 MAR 24

KCRW's Soundtrack to Frieze Los Angeles 2024

The iconic Los Angeles radio station has released its soundtrack to this year's fair

in Frieze Los Angeles | 02 MAR 24

KCRW has released its annual soundtrack to Frieze Los Angeles. Imagined by Program Director Anne Litt, this year's selection is inspired by Alma Thomas's painting Deep Red Roses (1972) at Michael Rosenfeld (booth A16) and includes over 40 tracks, including songs by Odetta, Slowdive and Little Simz.

Litt said: “No piece of art took me in more today that Alma Thomas’s Deep Red Roses Chant (1972). Born in 1891, Thomas was in her late 70s when she painted this work. I discovered her today and have since been down a rabbit hole looking at more of her work. This playlist was inspired not just by her, but by the passion, pain, enthusiasm, fear, serenity, textures and music. When I’m lucky enough to attend an art fair like Frieze (or an artist’s studio, gallery or show) I hear the artwork as much as I see it. This is but a brief and incomplete representation of that magic.”

About KCRW

KCRW is NPR’s flagship member station in Southern California and a community service of Santa Monica College. Comprising music, news and culture, KCRW is broadcast across LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, and worldwide via the KCRW app and at Directed by Anne Litt, KCRW Music offers a robust array of music programming including nearly 100 hours of hosted music every week, and a continuous curated stream of music, Eclectic24. KCRW connects music fans to artists through an array of rich content, including "Today's Top Tune," a free daily downloadable song; Lost Notes, the critically acclaimed in-depth music podcast; and Live from Anne’s Backyard, intimate performances, fresh sounds, and candid conversations with a view.

Further Information

Frieze Los Angeles is at Santa Monica Airport, February 29–March 3, 2024.

Last chance to get tickets to the fair

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Main Image: Alma Thomas, Deep Red Roses Chant, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 51.1 × 71.4 cm. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York