Over 30 recitals and concerts in all!
July 17- Aug 3, 2013: The festival includes daily recitals in the museum galleries at 1:30pm (M-F) & 4:30pm (M-Sat) (free with museum admission) featuring festival faculty and fellows!
Sat July 27: Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer - inspired by her love for the legends and music of Appalachia. The text is taken from over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad – based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales – and explores the subject of human vs. machine in this quintessential American legend. Steel Hammer was runner-up for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and stretches the standard instrumentation of Bang on a Can All-Stars with wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and more, to evoke the rich instrumental colors of Appalachia. The New York Times calls it a “wild hybrid” and an “obsessive study of the song’s many versions.”
Sat Aug 3: the Annual Summer Marathon - the 6-hour, non-stop, boundary-busting festival finale! The 2013 Marathon will feature acoustic arrangements of electronica composer Aphex Twin, and more.
The full line up of the 2013 festival to be announced this spring.
Meanwhile here are some festival highlights from last years program:
July 11: David Cossin, percussion, plays music of Gyan Riley
July 12: Vicky Ray, piano, plays music of John Cage, Bruce Reiprich, Sean Heim, and Somei Satoh
July 12: Michael Gordon's Timber performed by Mantra Percussion
July 13: Ashley Bathgate, cello, plays music of John Zorn, Bill Ryan, Yoav Shemesh, Gregg August, and Philip Glass
July 14: Vicky Chow, piano, plays John Cage Sonatas and Interludes
July 16: Todd Reynolds, violin, and friends
July 17: Music for Two Pianos
July 18: Ken Thomson, clarinet, and friends
July 18: Latin music concert
July 19: David Lang's Child
July 20: Gregg August, bass; Nick Photinos, cello
July 21: The music of Philip Glass
July 21: Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings
July 23:WORLD PREMIERES by our festival composers: Samuel Crawford, Daniel Dehaan, Fjola Evans, Molly Fishman, Yotam Haber, Loren Loiacono, Mike Perdue, and John Supko.
July 24: Music of Julia Wolfe
July 25: More new music by the festival composers
July 25: Annual community concert at Windsor Lake
July 26: Percussion quartet plays John Cage, Earle Brown and more
July 27: Cello extravaganza -- trios, quartets and octets play music of John Zorn, Arvo Part, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Matt Frey, and Steve Reich.
July 27: Found Sound Nation at Downstreet Arts on Main Street
JULY 28 Marathon featuring special guest Steve Reich:
George Crumb - Ancient Voices of Children
Steve Reich - Cello Counterpoint
Dan Becker - S.T.I.C
Lou Harrison - Violin Concerto
David Crowell - Waiting in the Rain for Snow
Ken Thomson - Incoming
Hans Abrahamsen - Schnee, Canon 2B
Giacinto Scelsi - Okanagon
Pauline Oliveros - Sonic Meditation
David Lang - sunray
Missy Mazzoli - Shy Girl Shouting Music
Jeffrey Brooks - After the Treewatcher
Steve Reich - Eight Lines
Julia Wolfe - Lick
Michael Gordon - Four Kings Fight Five
Steve Reich - Clapping Music
Steve Reich - 2x5