Using sound, lights, and video, performers from around the world create new experiences that expand your concept of music. The MCA's musical events take place in the intimate Edlis Neeson Theater, on the Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden, or other spaces around the museum.
Short A woman stands with arms upraised on a stage together with six other people: two rock musicians and four dancers. Smoke drifts across the stage, which is lit by the red projected video in the background.
Long A woman stands with arms upraised on a stage. Her long dreadlocks swing behind her as she moves, and her punjabi pants billow around her legs. Twp dancers in outfits matching hers cavort on either side. Behind her stands a guitarist, and a drummer with a full kit. Most of the figures are obscured by billowing smoke, which drifts across the stage, glowing with the red light of an abstract projected video in the background.
Short A young black woman stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She holds a curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands.
Long A young black woman with closely cropped hair stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She is dramatically lit by warm light from her left in an otherwise cool dark space. She holds a yard-long curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands. Her garment is gathered at the waist and draped around her torso. It covers her right arm with a long sleeve and leaves her left arm exposed. Behind her a second performer kneels at a second mic, working with an electronic instrument. The space behind them is dark, but a length of corrugated steel, painted in varying colors, lies behind them.