Met Unveils 2012-13 Talks and Performances, With DJ Spooky as Artist in Residence

DJ Spooky. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

At a press conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, Limor Tomer, the museum’s concerts and lectures general manager, unveiled her plans for the 2012-13 season, which include performances by Patti Smith, the Endellion String Quartet (which will present Beethoven’s string quartets over a series of eight events) and Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips. In addition, Paul D. Miller, a k a DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, will serve as an artist-in-residence from October, 2012, through June, 2013.

While working at the museum, DJ Spooky will stage various events and collaborate with the museum’s education department on workshops and discussion for teachers and students.

As for Dean & Britta, the married pair, once of the band Luna, will stage their 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests performance, which has them singing to accompany the Pop artist’s portrait films. Here’s a little taste of their work, with a Screen Test for Warhol associate Edie Sedgwick.