Bang on a Can Music Institute at the NCCA in Moscow
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2013
Online application here
PROGRAM DATES: February 23-27, 2014
The Bang on a Can Music Institute at the NCCA (National Center for Contemporary Arts) in Moscow is a visceral, hands-on program dedicated entirely to the performance of adventurous contemporary music. We will play it, we will think about it, we will talk about it, and we will spend five days immersed in today's most exciting sounds. The Bang on a Can Music Institute in Moscow will bring together over a dozen performers from around Russia to participate in this program that emphasizes musical collaboration through workshops, seminars, rehearsals, and performances featuring young Russian musicians playing side-by-side with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who are some of today's leading and innovative contemporary American musicians. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge and are delighted with the opportunity to work alongside Russia's like-minded musicians.
The Bang on a Can Music Institute in Moscow is a community-building partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the NCCA, bringing the creative and cooperative ethos of Bang on a Can's annual Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA to Moscow In addition to its immediate value for the participating musicians who will learn from their immersion in contemporary American music from master performers, the Bang on a Can Institute in Moscow offers promise for peaceful engagement, defying boundaries, bringing together musicians, composers, and audiences from across borders and around the world to create long-lasting musical friendships.
Bang on a Can applauds the NCCA's tireless efforts in bringing world-class contemporary art to the people of Russia. We are delighted to have been invited to help them build a bridge between countries and cultures, and also to help them build a bridge between the arts.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
The program will primarily take place at the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow. Artists are expected to participate for the full period of the program, February 23-27, 2014.
The Institute will also include two public performances held at the "Strasnoy" Theater in Moscow:
On Feb 23, the first day of the Institute, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform.
On Feb 27, members of the Institute and their new colleagues in the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform the repertoire they have been preparing together in ensembles during the program. This is the "grand finale" performance!
Bang on a Can will accept applications from performers working or studying in the field of contemporary music. We welcome applicants who are at least 21 years of age. Applicants from all over Russia are welcome to apply.
There are no English language proficiency requirements to attend the Institute. However, please note that the primary language of the Institute faculty is English. Reasonable proficiency in English is helpful, but not mandatory, and we will request an honest answer on the application so that we may plan. Music is its own language, so speakers of any language will be welcome.
There are no costs to apply or attend. However, please note that if you are accepted and you live outside of Moscow, you will be responsible for your travel and accommodation costs. The program will assist with finding low-cost housing if requested.
Applicants will be notified of the review panel decision by December 2, 2013.
Click here to apply.
Click here to learn more about NCCA.
Click here for more information about the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
For more information, please contact Philippa: philippa [at] bangonacan [dot] org.
This program is made possible with the generous financial support of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.