Come Together 2018. Photo: Kevin Aranibar

MoMA PS1 and iconic record shop Other Music present the third annual Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market, offering live performances, film, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities, and a label market featuring more than 75 record labels. This season’s expanded event is presented across two days, including additional live programming and extended hours. Part of MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions performance series, Come Together reasserts the central and essential role that communities play in both the creation and consumption of new sounds, recasting the fading record store experience for the current moment.

LIVE PERFORMANCES
Come Together will feature performances in the VW Dome from some of the most innovative and groundbreaking artists working today like Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal, DJ Jay Daniel, Barrie, Marissa Nadler, Gong Gong Gong, and Tabby Wakes.

DJ SETS
See DJ Language, Lindsey Caldwell, and Duane Harriott reunite as NegroClash, a celebration of Black electronic and dance music. Musician and producer Benamin and Jezenia Romero will play a set of music from womxn-fronted bands with a focus on musicians of color, plus, Helado Negro, Freak Terrains, and Star Eyes.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Bushwick record store Human Head presents a collection of rare music. Pick Up the Flow, will host a meet-up featuring group discussions, a vinyl swap, and a hands-on mastering workshop with engineer Josh Bonati. Los Angeles-based radio station Dublab will present a special quadraphonic audio and video installation organized by co-founder Frosty and producer KamranV with visuals by Alex Pelly.

In Artbook, a collection of rare printed materials from the foundational New York City record label West End Records will be organized by Love Injection Fanzine founders Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch and recording artists Holy Ghost!

CONVERSATIONS
Highlights include a panel discussion focused on health and wellness in creative communities of color with Bunny Michael, Raven Stralow, and Erika Santoro, moderated by Maluca Mala; a conversation with West End recording artist and legendary disco producer Kenton Nix; and a panel hosted by The Creative Independent, featuring Sacred Bones founder Caleb Braaten, Kickstarter’s Meredith Graves, and Brandon Stosuy.

WORKSHOPS
Oscar Nñ and Mohammed Fayaz of Papi Juice will discuss logistics and strategies for intentional and inclusive event planning. Improvisational vocalist Charmaine Lee will lead a performance-lecture on the voice as a polyphonic instrument. Suffragette City returns to host a zine-making workshop.

SCREENING
A special advance screening of Carmine Street Guitars—an intimate portrait of one of Greenwich Village’s last remaining artisans who turns wood from old New York buildings into bespoke electric guitars for some of the best musicians in the world—before its April 24th premiere at Film Forum.

ZINE
To commemorate the constellation of music communities gathered for Come Together, MoMA PS1 and Other Music are producing a collaboratively designed zine. The zine will be available at the event for free.

LABEL MARKET
Over 75 labels will sell records, merchandise, and special limited items. Headphones provided courtesy of Sennheiser will be positioned at listening stations throughout the fair to highlight releases from participating labels. Current participants, with more to be announced:

!K7 | 2MR | 4AD | ATO Records | Anthology Recordings | Artbook | Astro Nautico | Awesome Tapes From Africa | Bar/None | Bayonet Records | Beats in Space | Big Dada | Blank Forms | Brainfeeder | Brassland | Bunny Jr. Tapes | Cantaloupe Music | Captured Tracks | Cascine | Commend | Counter Records | DFA | Dead Oceans | Dischord Records | Discwoman | Domino Records | Don Giovanni | Double Double Whammy | Fat Possum | Fire Talk Records | Frederiksberg Records | Freedom to Spend | Gold Bolus Recordings | Hospital Hill | Human Head | Jagjaguwar | JASS | Joyful Noise Recordings | Knitting Factory Records | Luaka Bop | Matador Records | Mexican Summer | Mixmag | Mount Analog | Mute Records | New Amsterdam Records | Ninja Tune | NNA Tapes | Nonesuch Records | Northern Spy Records | Nublu Records | Other Music | Palto Flats | PAN | PTP | Partisan Records | Paxico Records | Polyvinyl Record Co. | Printed Matter | R&S Records | RVNG | Rough Trade Records | Run For Cover | Sacred Bones | Sahel Sounds | Secretly Canadian | Sinderlyn | Smithsonian Folkways | Software Recording Co. | Strut Records | Styles Upon Styles | Sub Pop | Suffragette City | Superior Viaduct | Technicolour Records | Temporary Residence Ltd. | The Kitchen | Third Man | Unseen Worlds Records | Warp Records | West End Records | Wharf Cat Records | Winspear | XL Recordings | YEAR0001 | Young Turks

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Tickets:
Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday, 12:00–6:00 p.m.)
$10 advance, $15 day-of
$8 advance, $12 day-of (MoMA / MoMA PS1+ Members)

Festival Package (Saturday, 12:00–9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00–6:00 p.m.)
$20 advance, $25 day-of
$16 advance, $20 day-of (MoMA / MoMA PS1+ Members) Saturday evening programming from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. requires a Festival Package ticket.

Members can secure advance tickets in person at the MoMA PS1 Box Office or by calling (718) 784-2086.

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, with Alexandra Rosenberg, Associate Producer, Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, Eliza Brennessel, Performance Coordinator, and Enrique Alba, Production Assistant.

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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 since its inception.

Major support is provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Dance programming as part of VW Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

  1. Saturday, March 23,
    12:009:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
  2. Sunday, March 24,
    12:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
This event is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018–19.