Michael Gordon's Dystopia and Gotham are now available.
Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon releases a wealth of orchestral music today on Cantaloupe Music. On CD and digital, Dystopia includes the epic titular work performed by the L.A. Phil, and the legend-deconstructing Rewriting Beethoven's 7th Symphony performed by the Bamberger Symphoniker.
A digital companion EP of Gordon's Gotham is also released exlusively on iTunes today. This three-movement work inspired by the gritty chaos of New York is played by the Aurora Orchestra and invokes post-rock vibes.
Revel in the rebirth of the "Mohawk late night bar band" from 2013 (Karl, Matt, Pat, Brendan) rocking some karaoke jams at 8:45 pm. Feel free to bring your bongos or sundry musical instruments, and of course your raw vocal talent! (Have a request? Email us at info [at] bangonacan [dot] org)
And at 10pm Domenica Fossati's (flute '10 and '11) amazing Afrobeat band Underground System will get us all dancing.
Gonna be a great show and a killer party/reunion. AND a crucially needed way to support this invaluable program:
The Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA - Each summer since 2002, we've headed for the hills of the northern Berkshires to partner with the biggest, most exhilarating contemporary art museum in the country - MASS MoCA. We play more than 30 concerts in and among the galleries, on the stage, all over the town. We breathe in the beautiful surroundings and breathe out new music with all the fearlessness we can muster.
Info, tickets, and donations here
CD release party for "Field Recordings," the All-Stars newest recording!
Hear recent works by Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Anna Clyne, Todd Reynolds, Bang on a Can co-founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, and genre-hopping provocateurs Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), Mira Calix, Nick Zammuto (The Books), Florent Ghys and Bryce Dessner (The National).
Field Recordings asks composers to go into the field of recorded sound itself – to find something old or record something new, and to respond with their own music, in dialogue with what they found. Using archival audio, found sound andvideo, Field Recordings builds a bridge between the seen and the unseen, the present and absent, the present and the past. The music created for Field Recordings is a bridge through time, sensation, and sound – a thrilling ride through time, from New York to Hollywood to Las Vegas, from John Cage to French Canadian folk singing, from beauty treatments to tape loops, vinyl records, and more.
This performance will also be streamed live on Q2
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