Performances

Whitney Live: Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee / Val-Inc duets with Martin and Wicked Knee brass

FRI, Aug 12, 2011
7 pm

Location: Lower Gallery and Sculpture Court

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, legendary band Medeski Martin & Wood will be in residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday nights in August as part of the Whitney Live performance series. Joined by guest artists each night, the performances will encompass older works and newer projects including several MMW side projects and a re-mounting of the acclaimed Turntable Sessions.

Val-Inc:
Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as “Afro-Electronica.” She incorporates her African Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern.

Wicked Knee:
Featuring Billy Martin (drums), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) and Marcus Rojas (tuba), the new supergroup Wicked Knee features RagTimeFunk Joints with avant-garde interludes.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6–9pm; there are no special tickets or reservations.