• First Fridays with Robert Black
    Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00pm


    Bang on a Can presents First Fridays with Robert Black
    Live | October 2. 2020 | 12pm (noon) EDT

    Hans Werner Henze: S. Biagio 9 Agosto ore 1207 (1977)
    Peter Velikonja: Uncle (1990)

    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 my home studio in Hartford, Connecticut, the October 2, noon (EDT) program will include the dark, somber, brooding lyricism of Hans Werner Henze’s S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207 contrasted with the bright, mesmerizing, resonant patterns of Peter Velikonja’s Uncle.  So, 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.

  • Bang on a Can Marathon - live stream
    Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm


    On October 18, from 3-9pm EDT Bang on a Can re-ignites with 6 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, boundary-smashing music. We kick off at 3pm with a special birthday tribute to master composer George Crumb (91 years young!), and close off with a solo sonic adventure featuring guitarist-composer Bill Frisell.  Don't miss 9 world premieres commissioned especially for the day, a rare solo appearance by David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors) plus music and performances by Hauschka, Nathalie Joachim, Tania León, William Parker, Nels Cline and Yuka C. Honda, Du Yun, and many more greats.