MoMA Nights with Camille Norment and Stephen Vitiello
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior
The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.
Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tonight’s Music Performance: Camille Norment and Stephen Vitiello: Shards
Camille Norment, glass harmonica, electronics, glass and percussion mediums; Stephen Vitiello, electronics, glass and percussion mediums. Vitiello's glass instruments were designed by Alex Hayden.
Camille Norment and Stephen Vitiello come together in a unique musical performance created for the exhibition Soundings: A Contemporary Score (opening August 10). They take glass as the central source and focus for their score and instrumentation. Glass bells, glass marimba, glass armonica, sand, water, and associated mediums are used both for their own resonant properties and as materials moving fluidly in analog and digital realms. From sand to crystal to digital technology, ethereal beauty and dissonance meet the concreteness of the contemporary soundscape. Norment’s work spans sculpture, sound, architecture, and performance, and often evokes the uncanny by manipulating common experiences; her piece Triplight will be on view in the exhibition on the third floor of the Museum. Vitiello’s primary mediums are electronic music and sound installations; visitors can encounter his work A Bell for Every Minute on the east side of the Sculpture Garden.
In conjunction with the exhibition Soundings: A Contemporary Score
Snacks and Beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks, bruschetta selections, and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, also sells savory and sweet treats, including local gelato, sorbetto, homemade desserts, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, bars will be closed.
Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
Terrace 5, located on the fifth floor, serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine, with a view overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An à la carte menu is offered indoors, and a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu is available on the terrace during the summer months, including cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at email@example.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The "urban picnic" menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.