The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden
Torres. Photo: Shawn Brackbill

Mackenzie Scott, vocals, guitar; with band

Torres is the performing name of the introspective and vocally raw indie rocker Mackenzie Scott; the name is tribute to her grandfather. She recorded her first album, Torres, in 2013, while finishing a degree at Belmont University in Nashville. The album has been praised for the maturity of Scott’s songwriting. NPR’s Bob Boilen says, “Her band is extraordinary, too. Guitarist Cameron Kapoor provides a perfect level of controlled noise under Scott’s alternately melodic and aggressive playing, while Erin Manning contributes haunting harmonies and drummer Dominic Cipolla provides spacious punctuation.” Scott pushed herself to even noisier extremes on the volatile 2015 Sprinter (Partisan Records), a punishing self-examination created after a move to Brooklyn. American Songwriter hailed it for “smart, emotionally taut guitar rock we thought had gone extinct a generation ago…tense narratives and gripping story arcs.”

Every Thursday in July and August, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Live music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Regular Museum admission applies. Performances take place in the Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, the Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The musical component of Summer Thursdays 2018 celebrates musicians living and working in New York City. Organized in collaboration with PopRally, the series hosts a variety of sounds that explore the City’s expansive musical landscape. Each evening, unique sonic flavors fill the Sculpture Garden with a range of blended genres such as dream punk, Afrofuturist soul, funk fusion, hip-hop, experimental, and lo-fi baroque pop.

This event accompanies BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE.
This event is part of Summer Thursdays.