Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: BalúnNoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Balún is a self-proclaimed "dreambow" quartet whose members hail from Puerto Rico. Though currently residing in New York City, Island culture remains the cornerstone of their forward-thinking, malleable sound. Balún incorporates Caribbean rhythms, old school dembow, glitchy IDM and dreamy dance pop into tunes that are slick and modern but firmly rooted in the traditional sounds of their homeland. balunonline.com
This performance is free as part of Free First Friday.
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Hanover, GermanyMusiktage / Staatsoper Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Bang on a Can Peoples Commissioning Fund ConcertMerkin Concert Hall,
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
As part of the 10th season of the Ecstatic Music Festival, Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.