Next week, on Thursday, August 5 at 9:00 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s virtual electronic music series Sonic Cloisters will continue with the premiere of Dubfire‘s performance filmed in the Pontaut Chapter House at The Met Cloisters.
The series of commissioned electronic music concerts filmed in the galleries and courtyards of The Met Cloisters began in June with Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa, appearing as Lost Souls of Saturn, and was followed by Jlin in July.
The performances are available on The Met’s website and online channels, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch, and all videos remain free and available to stream indefinitely.
Each artist or pair of artists presents an exclusive, site-specific production inspired by The Met‘s medieval art collection and the singular architecture of the cloisters and gardens. Sonic Cloisters explores unexpected parallels between Techno and the art of the Middle Ages. Techno music emerged in Detroit’s underground music scene amid the anxiety of the 1980s, and today, the spectrum of Techno music both facilitates communal euphoric experience and creates inner space for peace, reflection, and faith.
Much like the medieval art that surrounds each performance, modern Techno expresses present-day anguish, expectation, and celebration, responding to inequity, suffering, and uncertainty with bright innovation and imagination.