The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden
Daedelus. Photo: Gari Askew

Alfred Darlington, Monome

Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus is an inventor, craftsman, and constructor of sonic labyrinths. Drawing sounds from an eclectic palette, he recombines them in an innovative genre all his own and has dedicated his musical career to a war against cliché. Otherwise known as the Los Angeles producer Alfred Darlington, Daedelus has released over two dozen recordings on a variety of labels and collaborates with musicians in many worlds, including electronic, jazz, and hip-hop. The music runs the full gamut, alternately intense and mellow, exuberant and melancholy, danceable and introspective. Daedelus has performed over a thousand shows for audiences on five continents, from Iceland to Istanbul. Each is unique, as Monome controllers and open-source software allow for on-the-fly improvisation. Daedelus composed the soundtrack for the award-winning video game Nidhogg, and last year he gave a talk at an independent TEDx event about the wonders of sound and the ways we experience it.

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.