My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated and fascinating artists, cultural producers and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.This week’s tour features a discussion of Theaster Gates: The Listening Room with Joshua Kohl.
Joshua Kohl is the cofounder, music conductor, composer, and co-artistic director of Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE). He has created original works for dance, silent film, concert ensembles, “classico-punk-big band” shows, and street performances and has collaborated extensively on the creation of invented instruments used in DAE performances. Kohl has performed extensively throughout the U.S. as well as in the Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy and Germany, with the support of Arts International Fund for U.S. Artists and the Mid-Atlantic States Foundation’s U.S. Artists International. In addition to his work with DAE, Kohl has created scores for the San Francisco-based dance theater company inkBoat; for a commissioned performance of c(h)ord (2008) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Tale of Two Cities (2007) and Night Flight (2007–2009) for Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre; as well as Twelfth Night (2007) and The Beard of Avon (2007) for Portland Center Stage. Along with DAE, Joshua has been invited by theater director Robert Wilson to create an interpretation of his and Phillip Glass' seminal work Einstein On The Beach at the Baryshnikov center in New York in April of this year.
Free with museum admission. Tour meets at the top of the escalator in the third floor galleries.