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Bio-Electricity: An Evening with Mileece, hosted by Wilder Quarterly

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7:30–10:00 p.m.



PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.

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In conjunction with the installation of Wolfgang Laib’s Pollen from Hazelnut in the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, join PopRally for a performance by London-born, Los Angeles–based sonic artist Mileece, who presents "live generative music" integrated with compositions from her forthcoming album. This lush, harmonious music combines unique compositions with Mileece’s self-developed concept of "aesthetic sonification": a real-time synthesis of sounds from the bio-electric emissions of plants and handmade gestural instruments. The performance combines live cello; wildlife recordings and soundscapes from Mileece’s travels in Canada, Costa Rica, and other locales; and live visuals generated by plants, along with other video material.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Performance begins promptly at 8:00 p.m., with a cocktail reception to follow. Guests are invited to view Wolfgang Laib’s Pollen from Hazelnut during the reception, which also features a DJ set by Maria Chavez.

Wilder Quarterly is a publication for people enthralled by the natural world. Published seasonally for this generation of growers and the next, Wilder presents ‘life through the lens of the growing world’ – indoors and out, culture, travel, food and design.

Tickets ($16 in advance, $18 at the door) are available online.

You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.

PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special Thanks to Sud de France Wines: Gilles Louvet Vineyards and Château de Jau. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.