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March 10, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Sounds from Outer Space: The Moog at MoMA
View of the concert performed by Robert Moog and the Moog Synthesizer, part of the Jazz in the Garden series, The Museum of Modern Art, August 28, 1969. Photographer: Peter Moore. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York

View of the concert performed by Robert Moog and the Moog Synthesizer, part of the Jazz in the Garden series, The Museum of Modern Art, August 28, 1969. Photographer: Peter Moore. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York

The exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye explores the ways in which sound technologies have shaped the way we listen to musical culture. Highlighting both technical innovation and design aesthetics, the exhibition includes a number of modern instruments, including a Yamaha Portatone Keyboard and a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. Read more

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January 28, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Videos
Making Music Modern: Sourcing the Stratocaster
Leo Fender, George Fullerton, Freddie Tavares. Left: Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Designed 1954, this example 1957. Wood, metal, and plastic. Right: Fender Bassman amplifier. 1959. Wood, metal, and plastic. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds

Leo Fender, George Fullerton, Freddie Tavares. Left: Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Designed 1954, this example 1957. Wood, metal, and plastic. Right: Fender Bassman amplifier. 1959. Wood, metal, and plastic. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds

As a curatorial assistant at MoMA, one of the most fun aspects of my job is researching and facilitating new acquisitions for the Museum’s collection. In the Architecture and Design department, we collect a range of materials, from architectural models to video game interfaces. And then there’s the time we acquired a 1957 Fender Stratocaster Read more

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January 8, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Sound and Vision: A Making Music Modern Virtual Tour and Playlist
Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 1, 2015. Photo: John Wronn

Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 1, 2015. Photo: John Wronn

“Don’t you wonder sometimes/’Bout sound and vision?” sings David Bowie wistfully on a track from the album Low, released in 1977. Recently I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how music—an essentially invisible and immaterial art form—grounds us in the physical world, influencing the mood and tone of everyday life. Without it we definitely lose our bearings. Read more

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December 18, 2014  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Consider the Rock Concert Poster

I’m one of those people that carries a notebook everywhere so I can be sure to record what mostly turns out to be a lot of useless information, for example rock concert set lists—though not religiously, just when I feel like it. Recently I tried using the notes app on my phone, but it’s just not the same. Read more

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September 5, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week 10 Highlights

Last Saturday’s Warm Up was an eclectic day of funk, techno, and house. Benji B, Dām-Funk (live), DJ Marfox, Tessela, Dutch E Germ, and Avalon Emerson created a perfect soundtrack for the long weekend. This week’s set designers were The Principals. Read more

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August 28, 2014  |  Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week 9 Highlights

Last Saturday’s Warm Up featured a diverse lineup that proved to be a huge success. We had footwork, disco, techno, and a crowd that was eager for all of it. We had sets by Kevin Saunderson, DJ Earl, Shamir (live), The Range, and Gifted and Blessed. Read more

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August 22, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week 8 Highlights

Last Saturday’s Warm Up focused on dancehall and reggae with sets by Supa Dups and Willy Chin of Black Chiney Sound, Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, Dai Burger, Dubbel Dutch, Visionist, and Blazer Sound System, with set design by Chen Chen & Kai Williams. Read more

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August 8, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week Six Highlights

As we hit the pinnacle of the summer, Warm Up is really hitting its stride, with performances by Maria Chavez, Hiro Kone, Simian Mobile Disco, Charanjit Singh with a special guest appearance by Heems, and Daniele Baldelli, set within a jungle of inflatables and streamers by Fort Standard. Read more

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August 1, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week Five Highlights

Last Saturday’s Warm Up performances brought the dance party to MoMA PS1 with sets by Suicideyear, UNiiQU3, GoldLink (live), Total Freedom, and Cashmere Cat—and more set design by CONFETTISYSTEM. Read more

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July 25, 2014  |  Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week Four Highlights

Last Saturday’s performances brought an exhilarating darker, techno vibe to MoMA PS1 with sets by Robert Hood, Objekt, Rrose, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), and Young Male—and more set design by CONFETTISYSTEM. Read more