Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present
– Dec 8: Rajas
– Dec 15: Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage”
This December, Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present TWO SHOWS!
Thursday, December 8, 7:30pm: RAJAS
Artist and composer Rajna Swaminathan presents RAJAS, an ensemble of improvisers from diverse musical approaches exploring expansive, boundary-breaking music. More Info and tickets
Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm: Morton Feldman’s For John Cage
Towards the end of his life, Feldman wrote several “tribute” pieces to people who had been important to him among them, For John Cage (1982), and it has become one of Feldman’s most well-known pieces. For John Cage will be performed by Karl Larson on piano and Erica Dicker, violin. More info and tickets.
Both performances are in conjunction with the art exhibition New York: 1962-1964.
Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: Miriam Elhajli
– Dec 4
Miriam Elhajli is an interdisciplinary improviser questioning along the fringes of song, folklore, and eco-poetics, living between Brooklyn and New Orleans. She works as an archivist at the Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax & is currently producing various records to be released on her independent label Numina Records dedicated to documenting revolutionary women, song and poetics.
Free with admission; advance reservations recommended. Masks are required inside the Museum.
Applications online now! Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA July 10-30, 2023
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles alongside our faculty. The program includes daily performances in the museum galleries and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival performed by fellows, faculty, and special guests. The program also features African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events in the community, and more. Our FACULTY members are some of the most innovative musicians of our time. These are musicians who have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge. The program culminates in a 3-day blow out festival called LOUD Weekend.
We’re Hiring! Director of Development
Bang on a Can seeks an experienced professional to join our team of exceptional artists, dedicated staff, and committed board members in the role of Development Director.
The Development Director will be the point person leading an aggressive fundraising strategy that will be supported by all organizational staff and partners. In particular, the Development Director will oversee and grow all giving lines — including foundation and government giving, Board cultivation and management, individual giving and special events — and manage broad donor communication and cultivation throughout the year. The position will often require cross-departmental collaboration, in addition to working closely with the Executive Director, the Board, and the three founders who serve as Artistic Directors.