The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue
Charles Engelhard Court, American Wing
"If Dan Deacon comes your way, go… It will change your life forever. Oh, and the music is insanely good." —Bob Boilen, NPR Music
Electronic composer and party instigator Dan Deacon's career spans from the streets to the clubs to Carnegie Hall. His latest project, America, is a love letter and a call to action. In a New York Times profile, Deacon stated: "It's impossible to think about the land without the history of it, and that's a mixture of guilt and shame." Deacon brings his fluorescent creativity to the Met Museum with a new music/video piece, specifically created for the Charles Engelhard Court in the Met's American Wing. This once-in-a-lifetime performance, combining audience-triggered sound and light, video projection with live and electronic sounds, explores Dan's commitment to civic responsibility through the lens of innovative multimedia performance.
Listen to a sample of Dan Deacon.