Martin Beck - Last Night - 13-hour launch party at MoMA PS1’s Print Shop - Published by White Columns
September 27 - 28, 2014
Noon - 1AM
Martin Beck – Last Night
MoMA PS1 / Printed Matter - The New York Art Book Fair / White Columns / ALL GOLD
Invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime epic 13-hour celebration to launch Martin Beck’s book ‘Last Night’
Saturday September 27th / Noon – 1am
at: MoMA PS1 Print Shop / 22-01 Jackson Avenue ( around the corner from MoMA PS1’s entrance)
Records played by: Martin Beck & Friends
Sound design by Jim Toth
‘Last Night’ documents the 118 songs played during a 13-hour set by the legendary DJ David Mancuso
on June 2nd, 1984 at the final party at the 99 Prince Street location of the Loft.
For this celebratory 13-hour launch party at MoMA PS1’s Print Shop space, Martin Beck and guests will replay - in their original sequence - all 118 songs David Mancuso played in 1984.
Part listening-session, part epic dance party, in keeping with Mancuso’s signature method of playing records without mixing, Martin Beck
and his guests will play all of the 118 songs – from original vinyl recordings - in full, journeying from the initial build-up, through numerous peaks and valleys, to the final fade-out.
Sound design is by NY audio legend Jim Toth – whose systems have graced many of New York’s legendary clubs including the Mudd Club, Danceteria, and Santos Party House.
Coinciding with Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair the event will run continuously from noon on Saturday September 27th to 1am on Sunday September 28th.
MoMA PS1’s Print Shop is 50 yards from the museum’s entrance on Jackson Avenue, Long Island City.
Martin Beck's 'Last Night’ is published with love by White Columns, New York, and will be available for sale at the event. 128 pages. ISBN 0-9648468-7-X