• Maya Beiser: Beauty is Power
    Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    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.

    January 29 features Maya Beiser performing a concert in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first museum exhibition to focus on the cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872 – 1965), who – as businesswoman and arts patron – helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring the boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design.

    Beiser’s program of innovative works for solo cello features beautiful music by powerful women. The concert explores themes of beauty, spirituality, and ritual. Highlights include the world premiere of a new work by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe, a US premiere from Anna Clyne, plus music by Eve Beglarian, Hildegard von Bingen, Imogen Heap, and Janis Joplin.

    On the program:

    O Virtus Sapientiae - Hildegard Von Bingen
    Summertime - Janis Joplin
    Rest These Hands - Anna Clyne  (US premiere)
    Byzantine Chant - arr. Alexandra Vrebalov 
    Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap /arr. Maya Beiser
    Music from Far-Off Country - Eve Beglarian
    Emunah - Julia Wolfe (World premiere)

    Costume design: threeASFOUR, designers
    Sound design: Dave Cook

  • Bang on a Can Marathon
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    The Moore Theater, Seattle, WA
    Bang on a Can brings its signature event- the Bang on a Can Marathon- to Seattle, WA for the first time ever. 
     
    Some highlights of the day include the Bang on a Can All-Stars and redfishbluefish (UC San Diego) performing the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich's masterwork Music for 18 Musicians, Bang on a Can’s renowned live performance of Brian Eno's ambient classic Music for Airports, an exceptional indie-orchestral set featuring Seattle multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff with Scrape Ensemble, Seattle premieres of signature works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Seattle's avant hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces, and more!  
     
    Music by (composers):
    Jherek Bischoff, Gust Burns, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, Morgan Henderson, Eyvind Kang, Jim Knapp, David Lang, Shabazz Palaces, Steve Reich, and Julia Wolfe.

    Performances by:
    Ashley Bathgate, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jherek Bischoff, Gust Burns and Greg Campbell, Morgan Henderson, Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kinney, Shabazz Palaces, redfishbluefish, and Scrape Ensemble.

    The concert is co-curated by Jherek Bischoff and co-presented by the Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards
     
    Set Times are Approximate and Subject to Change

    4pm
    Brian Eno’s Music for Airports – Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
    Michael Gordon’s Light is Calling – Ashley Bathgate, cello

    6pm
    Wave Piece – Morgan Henderson
    David Lang’s Sunray – Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare – Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Julia Wolfe’s Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary – Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Performance and Sonic Obstruction of Sounds (5a) – Gust Burns & Greg Campbell
    Shabazz Palaces

    8pm
    New Work by Jim Knapp – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
    New Work by Jherek Bischoff – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
    Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians – Bang on a Can All-Stars & redfishbluefish

  • People's Commissioning Fund
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:30pm

    Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY

    Bang on a Can returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival for the annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond.

    On February 26, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will premiere new works by Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) and Ben Frost. Also on the program its Donnacha Dennehy's Streetwalker, Michael Gordon's For Madeline, Annie Gosfield's Overvoltage Rumble, and Erdem Helvacioglu's Tales of Oppression and Resistance (parts 4 and 10).

    John Schaefer of WNYC-FM will host the evening for future radio broadcasts on his program, “New Sounds Live” and the concert will be streamed live on Q2 Music and will be available for on-demand listening at Q2Music.org.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00pm

    Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars make their anticipated return to Oberlin College with a concert highlighting both recent works and BOAC classics.

    On the program:

    David Lang: sunray
    Julia Wolfe: Believing 
    Kate Moore: Ridgeway
    Michael Gordon: For Madeleine
    Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction 
    Philip Glass: Closing 

  • Smith Quartet Plays Bang on a Can
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

    King's Place, London, United Kingdom
    The Smith Quartet plays a Bang on a Can-curated concert at King’s Place, featuring music by Michael Gordon, Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Steve Reich. 
  • What?...Wow/David Lang's Festival of Music
    Friday, March 6, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015

    National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

    David Lang curates a two-day festival presented by New Music Dublin featuring a who's who list of renowned composers and performers from around the globe.

    Highlights of the festival include the signature 8-hour Bang on a Can Marathon highlighting premieres by Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Linda Buckley, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Luther Adams; Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediaeval; Bang on a Can’s live arrangement of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and much more. 

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars with Meredith Monk in Meredith Monk & Friends
    Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

    Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York, NY

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform with Meredith Monk, the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, on a concert featuring her music and an all star cast in Zankel Hall.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars: Revolution of the Eye
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars conclude BOAC's season-long partnership with The Jewish Museum, taking the stage for a concert that highlights the relationship between music and image. 

    The All-Stars will perform an acclaimed work by Don Byron to accompany a screening of Eugene, an early television show by pioneering comedian Ernie Kovacs. This concert will also include Fade to Slide, a music and video piece by visual artist Christian Marclay

    The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Friday, June 5, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015

    Miami Light Project, Miami, FL

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars make their Miami debut at Miami Light Project. 

  • Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Saturday, August 1, 2015

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    Bang on a Can returns to MASS MoCA for the annual Summer Festival featuring over 50 fellows from around the globe. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.