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Doug Aitken's latest Happening will be mobile. The trip will see multimedia artist Aitken and an impressive list of collaborators travel by train from New York to San Francisco with stops in cities along the way like St. Paul, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as more out of the way locations like Lamy, New Mexico and Winslow, Arizona. There will be live performances in each city, and the train will function as a mobile studio and broadcast performances en route. The musical lineup includes Savages, No Age, a rare show from The Fiery Furnaces, and a solo performance from David Longstreth from Dirty Projectors among others. The trip will feature culinary contributions from Alice Waters and Leif Hedendal.

Station To Station leaves NYC on September 8 and arrives in San Francisco 20 days later. 

Pitchfork TV's documentary about Aitken's Song 1 Happening: