first rain: sympathetic figures no.1

Photograph (Above) by Naeem Douglas

≈ 20 mins
Museum of Modern Art, New York
22 March, 2024

An unscheduled happening in MoMA’s Gund Lobby. I played an extended variation of “First Rain”.

With custom clothing designed in collaboration with Grace Wales Bonner, as well as small ceramic sculptures of musical inspirations placed atop the piano’s keys and strings to function as resonators/abstractors of sound.

Photographs (Above) by Devlin Claro

The First Rain composition draws on sounds of nature to evoke the arrival, duration, and passing of rain. Together, these various elements echo the motifs and moods that resonate throughout the exhibition Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner—Spirit Movers.