• OneBeat 2017
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

    OneBeat 2017!

    OneBeat is a music exchange and incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship, where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Found Sound Nation, OneBeat is cultivating a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music.

    OneBeat 2017 starts on Sept 20 with a two-week residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters OR, followed by a two week tour of the Western States.

  • All-Stars - Classics and Selections from Road Trip
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Klaipeda Festival, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    The All-Stars peform selections from the new collaboration between Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe - Road Trip! As well as classics from their repetoire  - sunray, cheating lying stealing, and Lick.  Klaipeda Festival in Lithuania

  • Road Trip at the Ford Theater, Los Angeles
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA

    We call it Road Trip. The tank is full, the top is down, and we have our collective hand on the dial for a euphoric musical journey celebrating 30 years of Bang on a Can. Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, "Road Trip" is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.

    World premiere!!

  • ROAD TRIP - A New Evening-Length Work From Gordon/Lang/Wolfe for the Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm - Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

    BAM: Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, NY [map]

    We call it Road Trip. The tank is full, the top is down, and we have our collective hand on the dial for a euphoric musical journey celebrating 30 years of Bang on a Can. Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, "Road Trip" is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.


    Scenic design by CandyStations
    Lighting design by Ben Stanton
    S
    tage Direction by Michael Counts

     

    Commissioned by BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival and by Stephen A. Block, Robert Braun & Joan Friedman, Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane and Richard Stewart, with additional support from Jerry Eberhardt and Phil Hettema, plus the many individual donors to the Bang on a Can 30th Anniversary “Road Trip” Fund.

  • Anthracite Fields in Prague with Martinů Voices
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Autumn Strings Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

    Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer-prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields will be presented on the Autumn Strings Festival in Prague! The Bang on a Can All-Stars will be joined by the Martinů Voices, conducted by Lukáš Vasilek.

  • Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present La Mar Enfortuna
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    Sensuous and lyrical, La Mar Enfortuna is a modern exploration of lost and forgotten Sephardic melodies, creatively arranged, and performed in various languages including Arabic and Spanish. Long-time collaborators Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow lead an all-star cast on modern and ancient instruments, incorporating the sounds of jazz, folk, Middle Eastern, and Latin music.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked, which focuses on drawings illuminating the artist’s heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew.

  • All-Stars perform Field Recordings in the Netherlands
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:15pm

    November Music Festival, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their evening-length collaborative work Field Recordings as part of the November Music Festival (Verkadefabriek Hall) in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

    This performance will feature a new composition by Aart Strootman!

    Julia Wolfe: Reeling 
    Florent Ghys: An Open Cage 
    Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison 
    Juan Felipe Waller: Hybrid Ambiguities 
    Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
    David Lang: unused swan 
    Aart Strootman: New Work
    Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You 
    Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah 
    Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film 
    Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day 

  • People's Commissioning Fund concert
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Merkin Hall, New York, NY

    Save the date for the Annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert at Merkin Hall, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. More info to come!

  • Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

    Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars reunite with the Choir of Trinity Wall St, conducted by Julian Wachner, for this performance of Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!

    This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.