The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents DJ Spooky
April 10, 2013 Share

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents DJ Spooky

Written By Cristina DiGiacomo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents DJ Spooky

I am absolutely thrilled about DJ Spooky’s artist residency at The Met. This is PROOF that if you channel your creativity as a DJ, have an open mind when it comes to being influenced, play with different mediums and genres, you can do powerful things! It makes me so happy that an established artistic institution is recognizing DJing as an art form. This has made my year!

Here is more information about the residency:

As part of The Met Reframed, Paul D. Miller, a.k.a., DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid (www.djspooky.com), engages Museum visitors through performances, panel discussions, conversations, workshops, and gallery tours. Highlights include a newly commissioned work inspired by the upcoming exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, a gallery talk led by DJ Spooky in the Oceanic Galleries, and a participatory concert using DJ Spooky’s iPhone/iPad app.

DJ Spooky’s recorded output includes remixes of music ranging from Wu-Tang Clan, Metallica, and Bob Marley to classical/new music legends Steve Reich and the Kronos Quartet, and he has performed as a DJ at major festivals, including Bonnaroo and Power to the Peaceful. His work as a media artist has been featured at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennial, and Miami/Art Basel; and his first collection of essays, Rhythm Science, was released by MIT Press in 2004, followed by Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media (MIT Press, 2008). The Met Reframed is made possible by Marianna Sackler.

Now for your listening pleasure, enjoy a Spooky single.

Cristina DiGiacomo is a DJ, writer and creator of THE DJ WAY a project that encompasses commentary, research, and inspiration to DJs about DJ’ing in a way the enables their creative process. The aim is to understand WHO is the person Behind The Decks.

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