Summer Festival Applications Online Now

Applications for the 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA are online now, due January 15!

From July 13 - August 2, 2015 we will head to the Berkshire mountains of MA for a three-week utopian residency for innovative composers and performers of contemporary music at one of the foremost US contemporary art museums, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).

The Festival includes daily recitals in the galleries (1:30pm M-F; 4:30 M-Sat.), daily rehearsals and composition seminars on topics including the business of music and technology; special guest artists; concerts in the community; and the festival finale -- the "Marathon" -- a six-hour musical celebration. 

 

Asphalt Plays Pixies Surfer Rosa

Out now on Cantaloupe Music: Asphalt Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa, the latest album from our radical street band!

The Pixies released Surfer Rosa – the band’s first full-length record – in 1988. A cult hit then, the album’s influence has grown to mammoth proportions over the years; it is now considered one of the most important recordings of its time.  

Asphalt Orchestra takes the originals both literally and inspirationally, discovering a new direction for exhilarating acoustic music by paying tribute to a modern monument with "inventive, idiomatic arrangements.” (The New York Times

Florent Ghys: Télévision

Télévision, the newest album from long-time Bang on a Can collaborator Florent Ghys, is out now on Cantaloupe Music!

Télévision traverses classical forms, musique concrète, samples and sci-fi, delivering a multi-media experience warping the very edges of contemporary music.  

As Ghys himself describes it, “Télévision is about weather reports, digital music, plastic beauty, synesthesia, and dance.” All 13 pieces were composed, played, recorded, and filmed by Ghys — he plays, performs and perpetrates double bass, applause, bass drum, editing, guitar, hair dryers, hand claps, hi-hat, Max programming, mouth hi-hat, piano, shakers, snare, solfège, video, voice and weather reports.