Ta-ku, Live, 2015 at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Mark Cole

In a one off concert event Ta-ku makes his North American live debut.

One of the internet’s most in-demand beat makers, Ta-ku (real name Regan Matthews) presents Songs to Make Up To, the follow up to his acclaimed Songs to Break Up To, as part of this inaugural live performance, featuring visuals by Sam Naik and special guest vocalists.

A multi-faceted artist, Ta-ku is also known musically for his ambitious homage projects 50 Days For Dilla and 25 Nights for Nujabes, high-profile remixes for Flume, Chet Faker, BANKS, Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake, as well as “Beast Mode”, his collaboration with Jaden Smith.

Ta-ku is joined by live performances from Basenji, Charles Murdoch and an additional artist TBA with DJ sets from Future Classic DJs.


4:00 p.m. -Panel Discussion with Jeff Staple; Steven Irby; Eric Veleso; Sam Valenti IV and Regan Matthews aka Ta-ku. The Panel is moderated by Nathan McLay.
5:00 p.m. – Charles Murdoch (live)
6:00 p.m. – Basenji (live)
7:00 p.m. – Ta-ku (live)
8:00 p.m. – TBA

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.


This event is organized by Nathan McLay, Jay Ryves and Chad Gillard, Future Classic.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Mark Beasley, Guest Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.