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Panda Bear, 2015, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Session. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox, front man and founding member of Indie Rock royalty Animal Collective, premieres his forthcoming new LP, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (Domino) in a one-off concert event presented and broadcast live by Boiler Room.

Featuring new material alongside heralded classics from Person Pitch, 2007, and Tomboy, 2011, Panda Bear is accompanied by a unique reproduction of visual art collaborator Danny Perez‘s tour video display.

An international cultural platform, Boiler Room has transitioned from underground streaming service to global online music portal. This event marks their debut broadcast from within MoMA PS1’s iconic geodesic dome as part of Sunday Sessions.

The full broadcast is available to stream online for those unable to attend.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

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Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.