Here's what the New Yorker magazine had to say about Darcy James Argue's upcoming debut at the Brooklyn Museum, emphasis added:
Members of the group (joined by the toy pianist Phyllis Chen and the percussionist Svet Stoyanov) come to the Manhattan night club Drom to offer music by Randall Woolf (with video), Frederic Rzewski, and Julia Wolfe, along with a new work by the young jazz master Darcy James Argue. (85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th Sts. April 27 at 8. For tickets, see www.dromnyc.com.)
For more information about tomorrow's performance, visit Darcy's blog, Secret Society.
Darcy's new piece, Body Double, is a composition for strings and tepan. The performance is part of the Brooklyn Museum's Music Off the Walls series.
Darcy was commissioned to write a piece inspired by the work of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami in honor of the Murakami retrospective underway at the Brooklyn Museum. The visual inspiration for the composition is Murakami's 1998 painting, Milk.
Photograph: Darcy conducting the Secret Society big band during the group's stint at the Jazz Gallery earlier this month.