The Conductor on view at MOCA Jacksonville June 3, 2017 – September 24, 2017 Live performance June 1st and 2nd 6-8pm

The Conductor combines clips culled from rap music videos with selections from composer Carl Orff’s classical masterpiece “Carmina Burana,” a piece of music that has itself been widely sampled in pop culture. The music video footage has been edited to isolate and remix shots of the rap artists’ hand gestures so they appear to be conducting Orff’s orchestra, a juxtaposition that allows Newsome to playfully break down boundaries between seemingly opposed cultural forms. As part of the presentation of this work, June 2nd and 3rd Newsome has invited New York Hip Hop Mc. Controverse to write and perform new material inspired by the installation.