Artists at Noguchi - Bang on a Can Music Series with cellist Ashley BathgateNoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ashley Bathgate, cellist of Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs the heartfelt and hypnotic Stories for Ocean Shells, an hour-long collection of pieces by Australian composer Kate Moore, a rising star of her generation. The work is pegged for an album release next year. Bathgate will perform the full suite for just the third time in public at the Noguchi Museum on September 13.
This performance falls on Noguchi Museum's Community Day, and therefore admission is free!
The Boston Globe recently published a terrific feature about Ashley and Kate and their work together.
Asphalt Orchestra plays the PixiesRockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Asphalt Orchestra performs music from their recent CD of music by the Pixies, Surfer Rosa. The concert also features the forward looking-ensembles yMusic and Brandon Ridenour's Founders on a program of new works and premieres. This performance is part of the 2015 Font Music festival.
Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer at the Krannert Center at U of IllinoisKrannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
OneBeat on west coast tour!
Friday, October 23, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
This October, the adventurous music-based diplomacy program OneBeat returns for its fourth year, convening innovative musicians from every region of the world to the U.S. for one exhilarating month of performances, discussions, interactive music-making events, and more. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a uniquely powerful way to connect people across political and cultural barriers, which can in turn cultivate an international network of sonic changemakers who can make a powerful impact on their local and global communities.
Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer in Los AngelesRoyce Hall - Center for the Art of Performance, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm - Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
FIELD RECORDINGS in L.A. on October 25Royce Hall of UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
We're thrilled to bring the dynamic music from our latest record Field Recordings to the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, a chance-taking program and presenter headed by longtime artist champion Kristy Edmunds.
Julia Wolfe Reeling
Florent Ghys An Open Cage
Michael Gordon Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay Fade to Slide with film
David Lang unused swan
Tyondai Braxton Casino Trem
Jóhann Jóhannsson Hz with film
Todd Reynolds Seven Sundays
Steve Reich The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave) (arr. Michael Gordon)
Bryce Dessner Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [withheld] with film
Anna Clyne A Wonderful Day
Music for Airports at San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:30pm
Presented by Art Power at UC San Diego, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform their landmark live performance of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports on Oct 27. In 1978 Eno redefined how we relate to music in our everyday lives with this mesmerizing, dreamy, intense sonic landscape. In his analog studio, looping bits of tape, Eno never imagined that a new generation of musicians would take his music out of the studio and perform it live. Since their celebrated 1998 recording of Brian Eno: Music for Airports, Bang on a Can All-Stars have brought this work to live audiences across the globe with concerts at many of the most prestigious festivals and venues including Lincoln Center, Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, and even public performances at Brussels International Airport, Schipol Airport in Holland, and John Lennon Airport in Liverpool. However, this will be the very exciting premiere of the work in an airport on U.S. soil!
Jewish Muesum - Robert Black, The Hartt Bass Band, and FriendsJewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain had to develop their own unique ways of pushing musical boundaries. Bassist and founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars Robert Black anchors a program of chamber music by experimental Soviet composers Galina Ustvolskaya, Arthur Lourie, and Sofia Gubaidulaina. A highlight of the program is a rare performance of Ustvolskaya’s relentless Composition No. 2 for piano, eight double basses, and one giant cube of wood.
This performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photos, Early Soviet Film.
Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer at Virgina Tech Center for Performing ArtsCenter for the Arts at Virgina Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer at OZ Arts NashvilleOZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings in IstanbulBorusan Music House, Istanbul, Turkey
Monday, December 21, 2015
The All-Stars perform their new project Field Recordings in the magical city of Istanbul!
Mivos Quartet - Unorthodox - the music of Steve ReichJewish Museum,
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can continues our series at the Jewish Museum with the Mivos Quartet performing the string quartets of Steve Reich. Reich is one of New York’s and the world’s most influential composers and his quartets are arguably the most important cycle of quartets since Béla Bartók. This concert includes his Holocaust-related masterpiece Different Trains, and the intensely contrapuntal Triple Quartet, plus a rare all-live four-violin performance of Reich’s seminal Violin Phase.
The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Unorthodox
People's Commissioning Fund concert with Terry RileyMerkin Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Tang Museum, Saratoga SpringsTang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Program TBA
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Brian Eno's Music for AirportsFlynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
In 1978, Brian Eno released his first album of ambient music, Music for Airports. Consisting of four compositions made by layering tape loops, the album marked the invention of a new musical genre. New York’s Bang on a Can All-Stars pays tribute to this musical milestone with a carefully constructed reproduction of Eno’s album that replaces tape loops with piano, clarinet, bass, guitar, percussion, and voices. The Village Voice says the result is “beautiful, and best enjoyed while lying flat on your back and staring straight up, through the palm trees and the sunroof to the deep night outside . . . as breathy keyboards slowly give way to meandering clarinet.”
Two performances: 7pm and 9:30pm