Posted in music | tour dates on July 19, 2012

by Andrew Frisicano

Joshua Light Show in action
Joshua Light Show

The Joshua Light Show, founded by multimedia artist Joshua White, is perhaps the most legendary group of live music visualists. 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.
Joshua Light Show is in residence at the NYU Skirball Center from September 13-15. The crew of visual artists will be joined by a different set of musicians each night. The lineups include minimalist composer Terry Riley with guitarist (and son) Gyan Riley, avant-garde heavyweights John Zorn, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie with experimental harpist Zeena Parkins. The final show features Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden aka the members of MGMT. Tickets are on sale.

The bill here has the members of MGMT billed individually, but they'll be performing as a band at Osheaga Fest on August 3 in Montreal, and at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza in Bethlehem, PA, on August 5. Tickets to that are on sale.

The full schedule and video of a recent Joshua White art installation are below.

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The Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
September 13, 7:30pm: Evelyn Glennie / Zeena Parkins
September 14, 7:30pm: Terry Riley / Gyan Riley
September 14, 10pm: John Zorn / Lou Reed / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves
September 15, 7:30, 10pm: Ben Goldwasser / Andrew VanWyngarden

Joshua White and Gary Panter Opening @MOCAD 2/10/12 from Tom Carey on Vimeo.

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Comments (14)

Sounds like an expensive CLUSTERFUCK

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 11:43 AM

Not seeing link to buy mgmt tic on their calendar...

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 11:45 AM

The site still lists last (MGMT?) show as TBA.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 11:51 AM

Shit can't be repeated. When Billy Graham passed, that was the end.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 12:07 PM

12:07 learns about history by reading fringe blogs. Art isn't dead, honey bunny.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 12:27 PM

"Honey bunny" - either you're a southern (or LI) failed cougar 50-something bartender, or some Westerner/Mid-Westerner who wears plaid, tries too hard to be ironic and is really BIG on Hot Chip.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 12:53 PM

"experimental harpist" sounds groovy

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 1:02 PM

Amazingly, 12:53 was not offered the position for the Bucks County PD Chief Forensic Profiler. His pet gerbil shares in the exasperation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 1:56 PM

this is the same weekend as the Touch Festival. Neckbeards are gonna be crying tears onto their Wire subscription cards

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2012 3:33 PM

john zorn is a sex kitten!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 11:03 AM


Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 5:31 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges

Posted by Clever | September 30, 2012 5:26 AM

probably sounds great.

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