The Joshua Light Show, founded by multimedia artist Joshua White, are perhaps the most legendary visualists of live music. As resident artists at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960’s, and in performances at Woodstock, Newport Jazz Festival, Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, and the classic film, Midnight Cowboy, White and his cohorts created live, colorful, psychedelic projections behind the great bands of that era including The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Who.
“The Most Psychedelic Light Show of All Time”ROLLING STONE
Now The Joshua Light Show returns to Greenwich Village for four special evenings of explosive art in collaboration with acclaimed musical artists of our time, including: Grammy-winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie & experimental harpist Zeena Parkins; pioneering minimalist composer Terry Riley with his son, Gyan Riley; an electrifying ensemble of musical legends -- John Zorn, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, and Milford Graves; indie psychedelic pop giants Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT; and world music powerhouses Debo Band and Forro in the Dark. Utilizing signature projection techniques, including lumia and the fabled “liquid light" for which it is remembered, The Joshua Light Show improvises an intense visual experience to complement the sensation of live music.
9/13 7:30 EVELYN GLENNIE / ZEENA PARKINS
9/14 7:30 TERRY RILEY/ GYAN RILEY
9/14 10 JOHN ZORN / LOU REED / BILL LASWELL / MILFORD GRAVES
9/15 7:30 + 10 BEN GOLDWASSER / ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN
9/16 7:30 GLOBALFEST: DEBO BAND + FORRO IN THE DARK
Regenerated in part by exhibitions at the Tate Liverpool, Centre Pompidou, MOCA, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Whitney, the new Joshua Light Show has performed across the United States and Europe in concert with a new generation of art rock and experimental music luminaries, in addition to creating its own fulldome son-et-lumière for the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History.
PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARKTYPE/THOMAS O. KRIEGSMANN AND NICK HALLETT
Photos courtesy The Joshua Light Show