Steve Coleman: From the Margins November 6

Bang on a Can continues its season-long partnership with The Jewish Museum, presenting a series of dynamic musical performances from June 2014 to May 2015 inspired by the Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions.

November 6 features renowned jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Steve Coleman and friends Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet, and Anthony Tidd, bass, in a rare appearance without percussion accompaniment. The performance coincides with the Museum’s exhibition, From the Margins: Lee Krasner | Norman Lewis, 1945-1952.

OneBeat West Coast: October 8 - November 4

OneBeat goes West: Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation brings 25 musicians from 16 countries around the world to the U.S. for one month to collaboratively compose, produce, and perform original music and develop strategies for social engagement through music.

The program begins with a two-week residency from October 8-21 at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA, and continues with a two-week tour featuring performances, youth workshops, and public music-making events in Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico

Asphalt Plays Pixies Surfer Rosa: November 18 Release

This fall our radical street band Asphalt Orchestra releases its latest album Asphalt Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa on Cantaloupe Music. 

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