The plan is to have 4x60" plasmas playing HiFiDreams #2 all night, and 4 big screens playing loops from the Spotworks DVD. Plus I'll be playing live uptempo content on the main 15' video matrix.
The press release:
New York, NY – The American Museum of Natural History has returned with a new season of the highly celebrated series, One Step Beyond, presented with The Fader Magazine. Named the "Best Museum Party" by New York Magazine, Bonde de Role, Kid Sister, Kanye West, the Cool Kids, Simian Mobile Disco, Jazzy Jeff, and others steered this journey through the first season; this new season features a great roster of interstellar talent. One Step Beyond heads into 2009 with minimal dance music maestro and DFA re-mixmaster Tim Sweeney and an opening set from hard hitting up and comer, UK native, Bianca Grimshaw. This galactic session blasts off Friday, January 16, 2009, 9pm to 1am. Tickets are $20, which includes cosmic visuals by Fuevoz (with VJs SeeJ and Benton-C) and special guest artist Scott Draves, entry to the Museum's breathtaking Passport to the Universe Space Show, and a pass for one future Museum visit. Tickets are available in advance at www.amnh.org. This event will sell out, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. The entrance to the event is located on Central Park West at West 79th Street.
Bianca Grimshaw -- Originally hailing from the UK, for the past five years Bianca Grimshaw has found a second home spinning in residencies and guest DJ spots in NYC and across the country. Her diverse sets range from electro and dance punk to kuduro, hyphy, Baltimore club, baile funk and beyond. Bianca's emphasis is heavy on new music and remixes, but anything danceable is on the menu. http://www.myspace.com/djbiancanyc
Tim Sweeney (DFA) -- Turned on to electronic music by his older brother, Tim Sweeney quickly learned to mix and made his DJ debut in the Baltimore and DC rave circuit at the age of 15. After moving to New York City in 1999, he enrolled as a music technology student at New York University and promptly set up a radio show on WNYU's AM Dial. Since moving Beats in Space over to the FM frequency and transmitting online via streams and podcasts at Beatsinspace.net, Sweeney has attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles portrayed on the two-and-a-half hour program. Now a full-time DJ playing across Europe, North & South America, and Australia, Sweeney continues to record his show in New York every Tuesday. www.beatsinspace.net
Scott Draves – Scott Draves a.k.a. Spot is a visual and software artist living in New York City. Draves is best known as the creator of the Electric Sheep, a continually evolving abstract animation with over 60,000 daily participants. Draves' software artworks are released as open source and distributed via the internet. Draves' award-winning work is permanently hosted on MoMA.org, and has appeared in Wired and Discover magazines, the Prix Ars Electronica, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and on the main dance-floor at the Sonar festival in Barcelona. He created the original Flame algorithm in 1991, the Bomb interactive visual-musical instrument in 1995, and the Electric Sheep in 1999. www.scottdraves.com
The Rose Center for Earth and Space is one of the most engaging and beautiful public spaces in the world. Inside One Step Beyond, attendees can check out complimentary screenings of the Passport to the Universe—the breathtaking Space Show that launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time, narrated by Tom Hanks, explore the Cullman Hall of the Universe, view a re-creation of the Big Bang, and see artifacts of space and science, while the DJs and live acts provide suitably otherworldly experiences.
One Step Beyond returns to orbit on Friday, February 13, with a full night of BK's finest, The Rub. The series continues on March 13, April 17, May 08 and June 12, 2009.
About the American Museum of Natural History: The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program of scientific research, education, and exhibitions. The Museum accomplishes this ambitious goal through its extensive facilities and resources. The institution houses 46 permanent exhibition halls, state-of-the-art research laboratories, one of the largest natural-history libraries in the western hemisphere, and a permanent collection of more than 30 million specimens and cultural artifacts. With a scientific staff of more than 200, the Museum supports research divisions in Anthropology, Paleontology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, and the Physical Sciences. The Museum shares its treasures and discoveries with approximately four million onsite visitors from around the world each year. AMNH-produced exhibitions and Space Shows can currently be seen in venues on five continents, reaching an audience of millions. In addition, the Museum's website, www.amnh.org, extends its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond the Museum's walls.