Computer Magic. Photo courtesy Danielle Johnson

Musical acts for the 2014 series feature an array of vibrant, creative women who are making their mark on today’s music scene. Veterans and up-and-coming artists perform a range of musical styles, including dream and synth pop, alt-folk, surf rock, neo-soul, and pop punk.

Tonight's Musical Performance: Computer Magic

Danielle “Danz” Johnson, vocals, keyboards, composition; Chris Egan, bass, Ignacio Rivas Bixio, drums

Computer Magic is the project of the New York–based producer Danielle “Danz” Johnson. After taking a break from DJing in New York City a few years ago, she moved in with her mom in Tampa, Florida. There she began experimenting with sounds, garnering inspiration from 1970s sci-fi films, which formed the genesis of Computer Magic. The style that resulted is bright electronic pop, with warm and wistful vocals over simple yet sturdy beats. Johnson has since toured with Chris Egan (Solange, Blood Orange, Turing Machine), and released seven EPs worldwide and two full-length records in Japan. She is currently working on a full-length Computer Magic record with producer Claudius Mittendorfer.

Set 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 2017 features artists who embody a borderless musical vocabulary; combining sonic and lyrical traditions from around the world, they trace the contours of their multicultural backgrounds and transcend traditional ideas of citizenship, nations, and boundaries. These musicians are deeply immersed in the defining challenges of the 21st century. With roots in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe, but currently residing in New York or elsewhere in the United States, each personifies an inclusive attitude filled with heart and soul.

Organized in collaboration with PopRally and on the occasion of the digital exhibition Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture, the musical component of Summer Thursdays 2017 is presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

The series was organized in collaboration with PopRally, MoMA’s cross-departmental committee that programs events at MoMA and MoMA PS1.

This event is part of Summer Thursdays.