• Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - Public Performances
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a musical utopia for innovative musicians in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The cornerstone of the residency are the public performances which run from July 19- Aug 5. The performances include daily recitals by faculty and fellows of the residency in the MASS MoCA galleries (free with museum admission), additional free performances in the community, and a festival finale blow-out concert - a 6 hour performance in the Hunter Center on Aug 5 with special guest composer Louis Andriessen

    Our festival performance schedule is underway. Please click here for up-to-date performance information. 

  • Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Alsarah and the Nubatones
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY

    Alsarah is a Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Residing in Brooklyn, NY she is a self-proclaimed practitioner of East-African Retro-Pop working on various projects. She has toured both nationally and internationally with critically acclaimed groups such as the Nile Project, where she was featured on their debut CD, Aswan (named in the top 5 must hear international albums by NPR). She has also released 1 full-length album with French producer Débruit titled Aljawal (Soundways Recordings), as well as 2 full-length albums with her current band, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Silt (2014) and Manara (2016) (Wonderwheel Recordings). 

    Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • BBC Proms: Bang on a Can at 30
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:15pm

    BBC Proms, London, United Kingdom

    Bang on a Can continues our 30th year celebration with a concert at the BBC Proms, including a world premiere by Michael Gordon written for the All-Stars and the Proms Youth Ensemble

    Program

    Michael Gordon: New Work 
    David Lang: sunray
    Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
    Philip Glass: Closing
    Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

  • Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy Quartet
    Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Noguchi Museum,

    Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces to create a musical dialogue between improvising string traditions. Well-versed in the rhythmic and melodic concepts of South Indian classical music and the harmonic language of Western classical, jazz, and folk music, the duo presents original compositions that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their creative backgrounds. The intuitive nature of two violinists allows for moments of unbridled spontaneity and intimate connection. Their sound has been described as raga meets fiddle meets experimental.

    Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 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.