The Bang on a Can Music Series, now in its fifth year at the Noguchi Museum, presents a series of monthly performances held in the Museum’s indoor galleries.
On July 12, Bassist Florent Ghys plays a set of intimate pop-laced tunes from his new record Télévision — an epic foray into classical forms, musique concrète, samples and sci-fi.
From July 15-August 1, we return to the Berkshires for the annual blockbuster Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.
The first two festival weeks offer daily faculty and fellow gallery recitals, and from July 25 through August 1, Bang on a Can collaborates with MASS MoCA to present BANG ON A CAN PLAYS ART, a jam-packed, week-long music extravaganza featuring 14 concerts in 8 days. It begins with Terry Riley's Tread on the Trail and Michael Gordon's Van Gogh on Saturday, July 25 and ends with the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon on August 1.
Bang on a Can Plays Art draws inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA. Each concert will showcase music that interacts with the art on various levels – stylistically, thematically, and whimsically – performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Festival Artists and Fellows, and with special guest Alvin Lucier.
In addition to BANG ON A CAN PLAYS ART from 7/25 - 8/1, we've programmed stellar concerts and gallery recitals, including the below daily recitals at 4:30 pm:
Wednesday, July 15: Nick Photinos, cello, performs a new work by Florent Ghys
Thursday, July 16:- Vicky Chow, piano performs music by #bangalums Andy Akiho, Jakub Ciupinski, Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce,and Daniel Wohl.
Friday July 17 - Mark Stewart & Friends! Music for Glass Musical Instruments (with members of the MIT Glass Lab Band) plus Gabe Gomez's new film "Moving Sand, Moving Sound."
Saturday, July 18: Bearthoven (piano, percussion, bass) performs music by Nik Bartsch, Fjola Evans, Brooks Frederickson, Brian Petuch and Ken Thomson.
Monday July 20: Vicki Ray, paino, performing The Exquisite Corpos(e) - a project with music by the composition faculty at CalArts
Tuesday July 21: To Be Announced
Wednesday July 22 - Todd Reynolds (violin) and friends
Thursday July 23: Gregg August (bass) and friends
Friday July 24: The Music of Julia Wolfe, performed by festival ensembles. Program includes Lick, Four Marys, and Girl With a Blue Dress On
Of course we want you there in person. There's nothing like it, and the whole day is festive, informal and fun. The composers are there, the musicians, the premieres, the sound, the smells (yes, the smells of new, new music). But if you can't make it to NYC...
The whole show will be live-streamed! That's right, you can watch Bang in Bangor. Or Bangkok. Or Bangladesh. You can catch all the music, plus incidental videos between sets right on our website.and on digital partner Q2 Music. This live stream of the 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is produced and supported by Little Dog Live, a company started by longtime Bang on a Can sound designer Jody Elff to create dynamic digital broadcasts of live concert events. Q2 Music and I Care If You Listen and New Music Box are our digital partners for the stream. So share it with everyone you know outside of NYC. And don't forget hashtag #BangMarathon2015 to share your thoughts as we roll.
A forerunner in the expansion of the violin beyond its classical and “wood-bound” tradition, Todd Reynolds electrifies in concert, weaving together composed and improvised segments, and making use of computer technology and digital loops to sculpt his sounds in real time, seamlessly integrating minimalist, pop, Jazz, Indian, African, Celtic and indigenous folk music into his own sonic blend. The violinist of choice for a generation of New York composers, particularly those who trace their influences to the minimalists of downtown New York, this program explores repetition and difference in music for violin and electronics by Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon and David Lang, expressivist/post-minimalist Ingram Marshall, and by Todd Reynolds himself.
The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Repetition and Difference
$18 General | $15 Students and Seniors | $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members (That Means You!) FOR TICKETS.
The Bang on a Can Music Series, now in its fifth year at the Noguchi Museum, returns this summer with a series of monthly performances held in the Museum’s indoor galleries.
On June 14 we present TIGUE. One half new music ensemble, one half avant-pop band, TIGUE delivers rhythmic hooks and patterned drones through process and improvisation. Uniting homegrown ethos and conservatory precision, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based members (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) have worked together extensively for nearly half a decade. The program will include music by Sleeping Giant composer Robert Honstein and original music from TIGUE's upcoming release "Peaks."
The Bang on a Can All-Stars make their Miami debut at Miami Light Project with a full day of activities starting with an Orchestra of Original Instruments workshop led by Bang on a Can All-Stars guitarist and instrument inventor Mark Stewart. The program concludes with a blockbuster concert featuring the All-Stars playing music by Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen, plus performances by Miami-based Nu Deco Ensemble and the Spam All-Stars.
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Michael Gordon: Yo Shakepeare
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
Philip Glass: Closing
More info here
10 HOURS of Live Music. Free! On Sunday, June 21, from 12pm to 10pm, Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, FREE for the public at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street), co-presented by Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival. This annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten 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.
Who else is going to program music of Glenn Branca, Johann Johannsson, Somei Satoh, the Pixies, Cyro Baptista, Julia Wolfe and tons more played by Dither, So Percussion, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Asphalt Orchestra, Grand Band and more, more, more? For free? Informal and come-and-go? All day? With most all the composers present? Along the Hudson River? Among palm trees growing indoors? MUSIC BY Anna Clyne, Julian Day, Lainie Fefferman, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Lao Luo, Ivo Papasov, Tristan Perich, Pixies, Bobby Previte, Todd Reynolds, Somei Satoh, LJ White, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe. PERFORMANCES BY Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cyro Baptista, Glenn Branca, Crossfire Steel Orchestra Inc., Vicky Chow, Nels Cline, Dither, Florent Ghys, Gong Linna, Grand Band,Tomoko Mukaiyama, So Percussion, Third Angle New Music. PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio – a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!