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.
Incorporating cutting, scratching, mixing, and blending alongside top musicians since 1989, Boston-based scratch dj Mister Rourke has established himself as an innovator in using the turntable as a live instrument.
Charlie Burnham is a New York City violinist who thrives in modern musical environments. Known for his exploits in Blues based improvisation, he is currently leading his own quartet, “Hidden City.”
Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6–9pm; there are no special tickets or reservations.
Significant support for this program is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.