• Bang on a Can Marathon 30th anniversary - Brooklyn Museum
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    30th Anniversary BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm
    8 hours of Live Music!

    200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
    Admission: FREE with Museum admission

    Suggested donation $16 before 5pm; free after 5pm courtesy of Target First Saturdays.

    Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

    2017 BANG ON A CAN MARATHON SCHEDULE (subject to change):





    • Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi)
    • The Pixies/Kim Deal’s Gigantic (arr. Nathan Koci) performed by Asphalt Orchestra
    • Merrill Garbus/tUnE-yArDs’ Bizness (arr. Ken Thomson) performed by Asphalt Orchestra





    Lead Marathon support by ASCAP.

    Pianos provided by Steinway.

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  • Bang on a Can at MoMA: Robert Rauschenberg – Among Friends
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    BANG ON A CAN: Robert Rauschenberg – Among Friends

    Throughout Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade career, he moved freely between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde music. Beginning in the early 1950s, Rauschenberg worked closely with the composers and performers associated with the New York School, including such pioneering experimental figures as Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Christian Wolff. This rich dialogue shaped Rauschenberg’s approach to art making as well as that of his musical collaborators. In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, David Lang and Bang on a Can present a pair of concerts featuring commentary exploring these artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music.

    Tuesday, May 23: Part 1
    (performance features longtime Rauschenberg collaborator Christian Wolff in conversation with David Lang). 

    Morton Feldman: Ixion
    Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film featuring Charles Olsen
    Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
    Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
    Christian Wolff: Suite (I) for prepared piano
    Christian Wolff: Exercises 29 and 30

    Wednesday, May 24: Part 2
    John Cage: 4’33”
    Jody Elff/David Lang: After David Tudor (homage to Fluorescent Sound) 
    John Cage: Atlas Eclipticalis 

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars - Field Recordings in Toronto
    Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform a specially devised Koerner Hall program “Bang on a Canada" that features selections from Field Recordings, most of which will be Canadian premieres. Works by Canadian composers Richard Reed Parry and René Lussier will be anchored by a world premiere from John Oswald, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. The concert opens with Vicky Chow performing a solo piano piece by Eliot Britton and also features works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as well as Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Allison Cameron, and Anna Clyne.   

    Eliot Britton: Cuneiform and Glide (1st movement)
    Julia Wolfe: Reeling
    Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
    Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
    David Lang: unused swan
    John Oswald: new work
    Allison Cameron: In 3rds, 4ths & 5ths 
    Richard Reed Parry: The Brief and Neverending Blur 
    Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
    René Lussier: Nocturne
    Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
    Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

  • Anthracite Fields in Amsterdam with Cappella Amsterdam
    Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

    Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Bang on a Can All-Stars join with Cappella Amsterdam for Julia Wolfe's oratorio Anthracite Fields.

  • Cloud River Mountain - All-Stars and Gong Linna
    Friday, July 14, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Lincoln Center, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York, NY

    Cloud River Mountain

    Enter the world of the gods, spirits, and shamans of ancient Chinese myths and poetry in this evening-length work co-composed by Lao Luo and Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.

    Your guide is the extraordinary Chinese vocalist Gong Linna, whose dynamic voice travels across vast terrains of sonic colors. Her adventurous artistic range that embraces Chinese folk, pop, and avant-garde art music has drawn comparisons to Björk. Singing in both Mandarin and English, she joins the Bang on a Can All-Stars for a thrilling cross-cultural voyage through dramatic musical landscapes, from groove-driven melodies and lyrical meditations to punk back beats and stratospheric vocalizations.


  • 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 residency portion of the project is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music and runs from July 17-Aug 6.  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! More information coming soon.