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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

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July 18, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week Three Highlights

Last Saturday’s Warm Up was filled to the brim with some of the most lively DJs and exciting live acts to ever hit the MoMA PS1 stage! Auntie Flo opened the day, followed by live performances by Gabriel Garzón Montano, Archie Pelago, and Cibo Matto, and Mister Saturday Night DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter closed things out. Read more

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July 10, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week Two Highlights

Last week’s holiday spilled over into a 5th of July celebration at MoMA PS1’s second Warm Up of the summer. Read more

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July 4, 2014  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014: Week One Highlights

Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday to MoMA PS1′s courtyard to make the first Warm Up of 2014 such a smashing success. We welcomed over 5,000 people!

Check out images of A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha du Prince, DJ Spoko, and Mumdance performing, the incredible stage design by Fort Makers, The Living’s installation Hy-Fi, and the gorgeous crowd!

This weekend (Saturday, July 5), we’re excited to welcome J-CUSH, Ramona Lisa (live), Maxmillion Dunbar, Todd Edwards, and DJ EZ, with a special performance by the Flex Is Kings dancers.

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June 27, 2014  |  Events & Programs, MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Warm Up 2014 Is Here
Warm Up 2013. © 2013 MoMA PS1; Photo: Zachary Newton

Warm Up 2013. © 2013 MoMA PS1; Photo: Zachary Newton

Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s vibrant annual music series, has become a staple of New York City summers. The series features a curated program that explores a vast range of experimental music, live bands, and DJs. Read more

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March 28, 2011  |  Artists, Looking at Music 3.0, Viewpoints
Nightclubbing

Nation. 1992. USA. Directed by Tom Kalin. On left: Trash; on right: Julie Tolentino

I never visited the Warehouse, the Chicago club where legendary Frankie Knuckles was DJ (and where the moniker “House Music” was born), but I was lucky enough to dance all night at the Power Plant, the club he opened there in the early 1980s. Later, during a visit to NYC in the summer of 1983 (before I moved here in 1987), my friends took me out for a delirious pilgrimage to hear the mighty sounds of Larry Levan at Paradise Garage. This former garage at 84 King Street was a place of few words. Dance was the message. Read more

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February 24, 2011  |  Looking at Music 3.0
Riding the Trans-Europe Express

Kraftwerk. Trans-Europe Express. 1977. Kling Klang Records

Kraftwerk. Trans-Europe Express (American version). 1977. Kling Klang Records

An American friend recently introduced me to Sprockets, a fictional West German TV show created by actor and comedian Mike Myers. Myers, wearing round wire-rimmed glasses and a tight black outfit, plays Dieter, the finicky show host. Each show consists of Dieter interviewing different hosts and ends with a session of frantic robotic techno-dancing, an obvious allusion to the German band Kraftwerk, whose track “Electric Café” is the Sprockets theme music. Only when my friend told me how incredibly foreign this particular niche in German culture of the 1970s and 1980s was for him did I realize how very familiar it is to me, as well as to many other Germans. Read more

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February 16, 2011  |  Looking at Music 3.0
Listening to Art

The Residents. Freak Show. 1995

The Residents. Freak Show. 1995. Interactive CD-ROM. The Museum of Modern Art Library. Image courtesy the artists

The idea of looking at music has percolated in my mind for decades. I followed how the violin prodigy Laurie Anderson successfully straddled the worlds of art and music. She cleverly harnessed media to merge visuals with lyrics. Her work unfolded in tandem with technology, as computers and software allowed her to move more fluidly between disciplines. Before long we all stopped seeing a distinction between art and music. Read more

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January 19, 2011  |  MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1′s Saturday Sessions Bring the Noise

Artist Adam Helms in discussion with writer and curator Klaus Kertess at the January 15, 2001, Saturday Session. Photo by Brett Messenger

The first Saturday Session of 2011 took place this past weekend in the third floor Main Gallery of MoMA PS1. I organized the program and hosted the day. The afternoon featured the artist Adam Helms in discussion with writer and curator Klaus Kertess, followed by a live performance by Detroit noise blues duo STARE CASE, featuring John Olson and Nate Young. Read more

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December 20, 2010  |  Artists, Performance Series
Allora & Calzadilla: Making Joyful Noise at MoMA

In the video interview above, artists Allora & Calzadilla (Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla) talk about their piece Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy” for a Prepared Piano, which is being performed at MoMA through January 11 as part of the Performance Exhibition Series. The duo have the remarkable talent for being playful and political at the same time. In their work they often juxtapose two contradicting elements, creating something new and unexpected. For Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano, the artists cut a hole in the middle of a grand piano and hired professional pianists to stand in it and play Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” upside down and in reverse, while walking the piano around the exhibition space. The result is a marvelous performance piece that is at first startling, then hilarious, and lastly, thought-provoking. Read more