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Heart of a River: A multimedia portrait of water

  • Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Water gives life to our planet and its civilizations. How do we understand the earth’s endlessly dynamic, constantly changing waters—not just scientifically, but artistically?

Inspired by the rivers of India, the poetry of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and data about the effects of climate change and pollution on India’s rivers, DJ Spooky partners with Neel Murgai, Trina Basu, Jay Gandhi and Mir Naqibul Islam from Brooklyn Raga Massive, composer and author Rave' Mehta, and designer Geeta Mehta to present a multimedia portrait of water. 

Ticket to the performance includes pre-performance discussion at 6:30 PM and a complimentary drink.

“Rivers are networks and they amplify network effects. From the Tigris and Euphrates rivers of Mesopotamia to the Yangtze of China, from the Danube to the Thames, from the Mississippi to the Hudson, from the Amazon to the Yukon, we’ve seen over and over that where we have rivers, civilizations evolve beyond almost anything we can predict. How do we make a portrait of a rapidly evolving world with music? That’s a question I’m asking myself throughout this journey.” —DJ Spooky

6:00–10:00 PM – DJ set by special guest DJ in K2 Lounge

6:30–7:15 PM – Pre-performance discussion in theater with DJ Spooky + Geeta Mehta

7:30–8:30 PM – Multimedia performance in theater by DJ Spooky, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and Ravé Mehta


Ticket, Pre-Performance Discussion, and Complimentary Drink: $45.00
Member Receive a Discount

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