139 Performances From Our Online Marathons: SEE THEM ALL NOW!
In just one year, we were able to broadcast more than 145 performances, during EIGHT Online Bang on a Can Marathons. And there’s more to come!
Among these stunning displays of radical creativity you’ll find 70 world premiere commissions, dozens more exclusive, unique performances from today’s most brilliant players and makers, plus conversations with the artists.
Here, for the first time, we have collected and edited nearly all these concerts and conversations in one place, for all the world to experience. Enjoy!
We are grateful that so many people have helped us make these performances possible. You can too – please consider a gift to help us continue our work: to present and commission the very most exciting new music from wherever it may be found.
First Fridays with Robert Black
– Nov 5
Livestream – November 5, 2021 at 12 noon ET
PROGRAM -“Bass Players for Black Composers (Collective)”
Yaz Lancaster – Wind_Down_2 (2020)
Mason Bynes – The [WRECK}oning (2020)
Nick Dunston – Mulch Awareness Month (2020)
Joy Guidry – In My Bed (2020)
This month, First Fridays with Robert Black will delve deep into the collective “Bass Players for Black Composers.” This new organization is on a mission to connect talented, black composers with new performers and audiences. We’re going to hear cool grooves, ambient beauty, quirky energy, joyful sonics, delightful double bass doings, and more from Yaz Lancaster, Nick Dunston, Mason Bynes, and Joy Guidry.
First Fridays with Robert Black is a monthly series of virtual mini-concerts featuring brand-spanking new, recently new, and kind of new music for solo double bass – streaming from his home studio in Hartford, Connecticut, at noon (EST). Whether you’re having your morning coffee in Los Angeles, or lunch in New York, or that first glass of wine in Paris, or a late supper in Tashkent, tune in for some cool and compelling music.
This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket just the same. Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.
LOUD Weekend 2021 Reviewed in NY Times
What an exhilarating experience. Thank you to all who attended this year’s LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA. We hope to have recordings and videos to share soon…in the meantime, here’s the review from the Old Gray Lady.