The spaces between live sound and visual art merge and activate the galleries during Sound Horizon this summer. Jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran curates this year’s lineup of new and returning musicians. Intended for both close listeners and those browsing the galleries, this free, aurally eclectic series will feature each artist performing live in Moran’s mixed-media set installations.
These installations, part of Moran’s STAGED series, are on view in the current exhibition—the artist’s first solo museum show. The sculptural vignettes are based on iconic jazz venues of New York’s past, including Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom and Midtown Manhattan’s legendary Three Deuces Club. STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1 and STAGED: Three Deuces were his acclaimed contributions to the 2015 Venice Biennale. Jason Moran also includes the newest work in the series: STAGED: Slug’s Saloon. This piece takes inspiration from the celebrated New York jazz venue Slugs’ Saloon of Alphabet City, which was open from 1964 to the early 1970s.
6, 7, and 8 pm
June 21: Douglas R. Ewart/ Ananya Chatterjea/ Stephen Goldstein/ Mankwe Ndosi/ Carei Thomas
July 19: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
August 9: Dave King/George Cartwright/Josh Granowski