Using sound, lights, and video, performers from around the world create new experiences that expand your concept of music. The MCA's musical events take place in the intimate Edlis Neeson Theater, on the Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden, or other spaces around the museum.
Short A young black woman stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She holds a curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands.
Long A young black woman with closely cropped hair stands at a microphone, her mouth open in a cry or in song. She is dramatically lit by warm light from her left in an otherwise cool dark space. She holds a yard-long curved length of wood or bone above her head with both hands. Her garment is gathered at the waist and draped around her torso. It covers her right arm with a long sleeve and leaves her left arm exposed. Behind her a second performer kneels at a second mic, working with an electronic instrument. The space behind them is dark, but a length of corrugated steel, painted in varying colors, lies behind them.
Short Photo of three women with stringed instruments in front of a building
Long In this photograph, three women pose with stringed instruments. They stand evenly spaced in front of a massive, teal wooden door, the entrance to a closely cropped stone building. The women look at the camera, unsmiling. From left to right: one leans against a string bass; the next holds a cello to her side; and the last carries a violin and bow in front of her.