Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Returning to NYU Skirball, “the most psychedelic light show of all time" presents a 3-day festival of liquid light in collaboration with a lineup of modern musical luminaries

“The most psychedelic light show of all time.” Rolling Stone

Hear sound with eyes wide open in a concert experience unlike any other, when The Joshua Light Show brings its signature visual dimension to the performance of live music. Ranging from the ethereal synthpop of Glasser to the cosmic jazz of The Bad Plus to art-punk pioneers Television and more, the Joshua Light Show supplies the visions to six visionary concerts.

Established in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White, this trailblazing group improvises with optics, mirrors, and colorful oils on overhead projectors, in addition to digital technology, to create the free-flowing shapes and special effects associated with this classic visual spectacular. After a hiatus of over 30 years, The Joshua Light Show re-emerged in the 21st century with a new team of collaborators, who present this unique art form once again, for a new generation of musicians and audiences across the globe.

The Joshua Light Show 2014 Lineup


October 23 | 7:30
 
The Bad Plus

THE BAD PLUS PLAYING ORNETTE COLEMAN'S SCIENCE FICTION

The Bad Plus breathes new life into jazz innovator Ornette Coleman’s 1972 album Science Fiction.



 
October 23 | 10:00
 
Glasser

Glasser
Synthpop artist Glasser delivers cerebral electronic pop with hits from her latest album, Interiors.



 
October 24 | 7:30
 
Wye Oak

WYE OAK
Indie rock duo Wye Oak take center stage with music from their latest album, Shriek.



 
October 24 | 10:00
 
Woods

WOODS
Folk rock band Woods comes together with the Joshua Light Show for another round of collaboration of music and art.



 
October 25 | 7:30
 
Television

TELEVISION
Music pioneers Television take to the NYU Skirball stage to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime performance.



 
October 25 | 10:00
 
J. Spaceman and Kid Millions

J. SPACEMAN & KID MILLIONS
J. Spaceman and Kid Millions join forces explore the ethereal and minimal aspects of music alongside the Joshua Light Show.



 

Produced in association with Nick Hallett (Music Director, The Joshua Light Show) and ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

PHOTOS BY GREG KESSLER

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