• Bang on a Can All-Stars - POSTPONED - DATE tba
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, Portland, OR

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform a high octane set as part of the Friends of Chamber Music series. Program TBA.

  • Field Recordings - POSTPONED - DATE tba
    Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Bang on a Can brings our provocative, wide-ranging multi-media project Field Recordings to the Coolidge. Archival audio, found sound and video have inspired this interesting program of recent pieces by ten imaginative composers—with Julia Wolfe’s Mink Stole, a 1997 Library of Congress commission, as an opener. The concert is FREE, but you need a ticket

  • Long Play - POSTPONED - DATE tba
    Friday, May 1, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

    Brooklyn, NY,

    File 4339

    Bang on a Can announces the launch of LONG PLAY, a new, three-day destination music festival, presented for the first time from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. Featuring dozens of concerts, LONG PLAY also showcases a dense network of pioneering music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Roulette, Public Records, ShapeShifter Lab, Littlefield, Brooklyn Music School, BAM Lepercq Space, outdoor events at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, and more. Festival passes and special early bird offers will be available starting on December 16, 2019

  • Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields - POSTPONED - DATE tba
    Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX

    Anthracite Fields, a Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio for chorus and the Bang on a Can All-Stars by composer Julia Wolfe and with projections by Jeff Sugg, draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, children’s rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work that gives an intimate look at a particular slice of American life.

  • Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: Rabbit Rabbit Radio
    Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    Rabbit Rabbit Radio is a band of omnivorously creative musicians committed to the endlessly mutable craft of song-writing. Formed by Carla Kihlstedt (voice/violin) and Matthias Bossi (drums, piano/keyboard, voice), they have augmented their ranks to include long-time collaborators Jeremy Flower (guitar/electronics) and Jon Evans (bass). Rendered on a motley assortment of instruments both old and new, Rabbit Rabbit Radio draw on their love of art, folk songs, industrial and improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, to create songs that are raw and beautiful, sparse and rich, lighthearted and full of pathos.  (Photo of Rabbit Rabbit Radio by Joe Navas). Member tickets available to members of the Bang on a Can email list.

  • Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
    Monday, July 13, 2020 - Monday, August 3, 2020

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    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. The program is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles alongside their teachers. The program includes daily performances in the museum galleries, and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival, LOUD Weekend, performed by the festival fellows and special guests. The 2020 special guests artist at LOUD Weekend is KRONOS QUARTET. The program also features  African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events  in the community, and more.

  • Michael Gordon's Field of Vision
    Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 4:00pm

    Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY [map]

    Michael Gordon' new large-scale site-specific work, Field of Vision, featuring the Bang on a Can Percussion Ensemble and Doug Perkins, music director includes 48 percussionists; 24 in a spatial chain of moving sound in dialogue with 24 other percussionists who come in and out of view. The percussionists perform on newly-created instruments made from recycled metals and wood. This world premiere is FREE and suitable for all ages. No tickets required, but please RSVP so you can receive more information.

    3:00pm - conversation with Michael Gordon
    4:00pm  Field of Vision in Caramoor's Sunken Garden

  • LOUD Weekend
    Friday, July 31, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    Bang on a Can fellows and faculty and guest luminaries of experimental music - including KRONOS Quartet  - converge to create an eclectic supermix of over 30 concerts in 3 days, taking over every space in and around MASS MoCA.  In the words of the reviewer for the Boston Globe "nothing could have prepared me for the whirlwind..." 

    More info coming soon, and tickets go on sale Jan 29, 2020