Monday, July 9, 2012 - Sunday, July 29, 2012


1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA [map]

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, our signature Marathon concert festival blow-out, and much more!

Recital highlights of the 2012 Festival included:

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