Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market offers live performances, films, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities, along with a label fair featuring over 60 participants. Reasserting the central and essential role that communities play in both the creation and consumption of new sounds, Come Together recasts the fading record store experience for the current moment.
Collaborative set bringing Black Quantum Futurism (Moor Mother and Rasheedah Phillips), GENG, and Matana Roberts together for the first time.
4:00 p.m. in the VW Dome
Collaborative set by ||||, with Hisham A. Bharoocha (Kill Alters / Boredoms), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens / OM), and Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf).
5:30 p.m. in the VW Dome
Solo set by Frankie Cosmos.
6:00 p.m. in the VW Dome
A Life in Waves
The New York City premiere of A Life in Waves, a film following the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, directed by Brett Whitcomb and written and edited by Bradford Thomason.
1:30 p.m. in the VW Dome
DIY in NYC
Ric Leichtung (Ad Hoc, 285 Kent), Matt Conboy (Death by Audio), Douglas Sherman (The Loft), Esneider Arevalo (ABC No Rio), Arianna Gil (Brujas), Salome Asega and Angelina Dreem (POWRPLNT), Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night), and Frankie Hutchinson and Christine McCharen-Tran (Discwoman) will address ways of supporting music and art on a grassroots level, moderated by Eli Dvorkin (Silent Barn).
3:00 p.m. in the VW Dome
This panel of innovative broadcasters will feature including Brian Turner (WFMU), Aaron Bondaroff (Know Wave), Deanna Nairns (Bel-Air), Jordan Rothlein (RBMA), and Francois Vaxelaire (The Lot), moderated by Delphine Blue (Little Water Radio).
4:45 p.m. in the VW Dome
Zine Making with Suffragette City
Suffragette City is a collective made up of artists, writers, and musicians aiming to break up cis-male dominated creative scenes. Make your own zine out of a single piece of paper and learn basic zine folding techniques, as well as some creative ways to utilize a Xerox machine. Leave Suffragette City a copy of the zine you make in the workshop and we'll distribute it for you!
PTP, in collaboration with interdisciplinary artists Salome Asega, Tongkwai Lulin, and Reese Donohue - will be running a virtual reality meditation workshop. This stands as a beta test exploration of how new (or newly accessible) technologies can be utilized to aid in personal wellness/healing and spiritual pursuit.
What steps can we take - what rituals can we make - in our daily lives to ensure we are living, creating and doing business in a more environmentally sustainable way? RVNG encourages participants to scribble simple slogans, drawings & diagrams that can be used to keep themselves and their worlds in check. Including Alicia Kennedy (Edible, Village Voice), Rachel Barnhart (Mexican Summer, Soap Library), Incausa, Nina Bower Crooke (RVNG), and Phil Tortoroli (RVNG, STYLES UPON STYLES).
An impromptu conversation about what the music community can do during times of social inequality, with Luaka Bop, Taylor Brock (For Freedoms), Ohal Grietzer (Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within), Jon Coombs (Secretly Group & Our First 100 Days), Surya Botofasina (student of Alice Coltrane Turyiasangitanada), Nina Bower Crooke (Commend), and friends.
WARM UP RADIO
The organizers of MoMA PS1's pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up will be broadcasting live on Know Wave Radio throughout the day from MoMA PS1's first-floor galleries.
Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director, interviewed by Warm Up organizers Eliza Ryan and Imogene Strauss about the history of this innovative music program.
Warm Up curator Venus X (GHE20G0TH1K) and special guests.
Warm Up curator Matt Werth (RVNG Intl.).
Warm Up curator Dean Bein (True Panther Sounds).
A space dedicated to record listening debuts Ghostly International’s collaboration with Snarkitecture, The Last Crates.
Over 60 labels will offer records, merchandise, and special limited items. Listening stations courtesy of B&O PLAY positioned throughout the fair will highlight releases from participating labels: !k7, #Blkgrlswurld Zine, 3 Dot Zine, 4AD, ARTBOOK, Audio Visual Arts (AVA), Awesome Tapes from Africa, BANK Records, Bar/None Records, Beats in Space, Black Editions, Brainfeeder, Brassland, Cantaloupe Music, Captured Tracks, Carpark Records, Chaos Clan, Commend, Dala Records, Daptone, Dead Oceans, DFA, DISCWOMAN, Domino Recording Co., Fat Possum, Ghostly International, Great/Grand/Golden, Important Records, Jagjaguwar, Kanine Records, Kemado Records, KUNQ, L.I.E.S. Records, Luaka Bop, Matador Records, Merge Records, Mexican Summer, Mixpak Records, Mute, Never Normal Records, New Amsterdam Records, Ninja Tune, NNA Tapes, Northern Spy Records, Nu Blu, Other Music Recording Co., PAN, PTP, Palto Flats, Paxico, Pegacorn Press, Rough Trade, RVNG Intl., Sacred Bones, Secretly Canadian, SELFISH, Strut Records, Styles Upon Styles, Superior Viaduct, The Bunker New York, The Kitchen, The Sound of White Columns, Thin Wrist, Third Man Records, Thrill Jockey Records, Tri Angle Records, True Panther Sounds, Unseen Worlds, VDSQ, Warp Records, Wharf Cat, XL Recordings, and Young Turks.
MoMA PS1 and Other Music have also curated a limited vinyl-only collection of rare tracks from selected artists on participating labels, created in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.
About Other Music
Other Music was an NYC-based record shop specializing in indie, underground, rare and experimental sounds, a music mecca on East 4th Street in Manhattan for two decades from 1995 to 2016. Renowned for their broad and adventurous selection, the deep knowledge of their staff, the shop’s diverse tastes, and its open approach to music of any era and style, the store was a hub of the vibrant local scene. With a widely-read weekly new music newsletter, Other Music was known around the world as a destination for music fans everywhere. The shop outlasted many of its contemporaries on the record scene, but in 2016, in the face of continuing migration of music consumption online, they closed their doors. The announcement was met with a massive outpouring of love and sadness in the press, and from artists, industry, and fans around New York City and the world, all asking the same question—how can we hold onto the grounding force of physical spaces in a digital world?
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and moving images the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects. MoMA PS1 offers one of the most extensive museum programs dedicated to live art in the world, representing a core component of the institution's mission since its founding.
Special thanks to B&O PLAY.
VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator.
VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program for five years since its inception.