Next week, July 8 at 9 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Sonic Cloisters, a virtual series of commissioned electronic music concerts filmed in the galleries and courtyards of The Met Cloisters, will continue with Jlin. The first electronic music series at the Museum, Sonic Cloisters, premiered earlier this month with Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa appearing as Lost Souls of Saturn.
Each artist or couple of artists will present an exclusive site-specific production inspired by the Met’s medieval art collection and the singular architecture of the cloisters and gardens. The series is curated by MetLiveArts in collaboration with Shawn Schwartz, founder of acclaimed Brooklyn electronic music venues Halcyon and Output. A new performance will digitally premiere every month through August and will be available on the Met’s website and online channels, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch, where it will remain free and available to stream indefinitely.
Sonic Cloisters explores unexpected parallels between Techno and medieval art. Techno music emerged in Detroit’s underground music scene during the angst-ridden mid-1980s, and today the techno music spectrum both facilitates the euphoric communal experience and creates an inner space for peace. , reflection and faith. Much like the medieval art that surrounds every performance, modern techno expresses today’s angst, expectation and celebration, responding to iniquity, suffering and uncertainty with innovation and imagination. brilliant.
Thursday, July 8, 9 p.m.
Performed in the Roman room
Thursday, August 5, 9 p.m.
Performed at the chapter house of Pontaut