Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release. Read more here… Mista Oh! will be at the opening night (Autobahn). Just in case you wanted to know.

Cindy Sherman at MoMA (via the James Kalm Report)

(via the James Kalm Report) James Kalm pumps his bike to the Museum of Modern Art to bring viewers a walking tour of the Cindy Sherman retrospective.  Includes extended excerpts from a discussion of Sherman’s work between organizer Eva Respini and MoMA director Glen Lowery.

Anthony and the Johnsons @ Radio City

Swanlights: A production in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw.

Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Mista Oh! and Nibor were in the house as Antony and the Johnsons performed the large-scale concert and performance event, Swanlights, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, last night on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall.

Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, theis production was conceived as an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival.

Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self- titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston.

Antony and the Johnsons @ Radio City
Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and performed at Radio City Music Hall. Photos: Angela Cranford/MSG Photos