Tribute Concert for David Lynch’s Music Raises Funds to Teach TM to LA Youth

by Bibi Tran on April 07, 2015
David Lynch on stage at the Ace Hotel for an April 1st benefit concert raising funds for TM. Photo credit: James Marcus Haney

David Lynch on stage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel for an April 1st benefit concert. Photo credit: James Marcus Haney

In an evening described by Rolling Stone as “otherworldly” and “beautiful,” artists supporting the work of the David Lynch Foundation took the stage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on April 1 to perform their own unique renditions of filmmaker David Lynch’s immersive, ambient sounds found in his films, Twin Peaks and original catalog. The evening, entitled “The Music of David Lynch,” launched the DLF’s tenth anniversary celebrations, and helped to raise funds to teach Transcendental Meditation (TM) to 1,000 at-risk youth in Los Angeles.

Karen O, courtesy of LA Times

Karen O, photo courtesy of LA Times

Performing artists included Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Duran Duran, Jim James, Julee Cruise, Karen O, Kinny Landrum, Lykke Li, Moby, Rebekah Del Rio, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Tennis, Twin Peaks, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, and Zola Jesus.

Press covering the stellar concert include:

Duran Duran, photo courtesy of LA Weekly

Duran Duran, photo courtesy of LA Weekly


Jim Carey and a captivated audience, photo courtesy of James Marcus Haney

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  1. It was an amazing night! One thing though, I’ve been trying for the life of me to recall what the short film/music video with the girl in the forest was called, can anybody tell me? Thanks!

    Rephlex Robib
    • “Mysteries Of Love”

      • Carol! Thanks so much! That was driving me mad. Love the Moxie version, and the video was breathtaking.

        Rephlex Robin
  2. It was a fabulous show! Yes, I was mainly there to see my favorite band (Duran Duran) but I was so very impressed with what the DLF serves to do by bringing Transcedental Meditation to those suffering toxic stress, that I donated directly to the fund and put a donation link into my blog post about the night:

    Melissa Burton

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I started Transcendental Meditation in 1973 and have not missed a single meditation ever since. Twice a day, every day. It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.

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