Ta-ku with Basenji, Charles Murdoch, and Future Classic DJs on October 25, 2015, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-2016. Photo by Charles Roussel.

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

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

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 2015-16.