• Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA - Residency program
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019

    Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    The Bang on a Can Summer Music Insitute at MASS MoCA is a 3 week residency and musical utopia for composers and performers, featuring concerts in the gallery at 1:30 and 4:30 most days and culminating in a 3-day festival - LOUD Weekend

    1:30 lunch concerts July 18-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, performed by festival fellows.

    4:30 gallery concerts:
    July 19 - African Drumming
    July 22 - Nick Photinos, cello
    July 23 - Mark Stewart, multi-instrumentalist
    July 24 - Karl Larson, piano
    July 25 - Todd Reynolds, violin
    July 26 - Gregg August, Ken Thomson and friends
    July 27 - Found Sound Nation workshop performances

  • Bang on a Can's LOUD Weekend
    Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:00pm - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:00pm

    MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA [map]
    Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music. 

    Some highlights of the inaugural Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA include:

    the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Field Recordings, a major multi-media concert of endless ambient textures, film, and electro-acoustic forays into the future;

    Ben Frost’s visceral and maniacal Music for 6 Guitars featuring Ben Frost, Daniel Reimer, Dither Guitar Quartet, and brass sextet;

    the incomparable and outer-planetary Sun Ra Arkestra;

    Dracula – the timeless, classic, original 1931 film brought to life with Philip Glass’ acclaimed score, featuring Michael Riesman of the Philip Glass Ensemble;

    Brian Eno’s pre-ambient classic Discreet Music performed by Contact ensemble (Toronto);

    a communal, open-to-the-public, all ages and skill levels ‘performance’ of Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Mediations;

    a hypnotic other-worldly odyssey solo set by electronic multi-instrumentalist and singer Julianna Barwick;

    the just intonation electric guitar driven Baltimore band Horse Lords;

    pioneering composer-singer Pamela Z’s unique blend of operatic bel canto and live digital creations;

    composer-singer-instrument inventor Lesley Flanigan’s live sonic sculpture;

    special guest composers Annie Gosfield, Tristan Perich, Brendon Randall-Myers,

    PLUS music by Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and more;

    AND PERFORMANCES BY Gregg August, Vicky Chow, David Cossin, Mark Stewart, Ken Thomson, Brad Lubman, Nick Photinos, Todd Reynolds, Lauren Radnofsky, additional solo sets by Ben Frost, Michael Riesman, and many more!


  • Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: Laaraji
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY

    Best known for his transcendent albums like Celestial Vibration and Essence/Universe to the Brian Eno-produced Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, Laraaji’s mystical and uplifting combination of zither, vocals, and more have made a profound impact on listeners for decades.

  • Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: Balún
    Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY

    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, Germany
    Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Musiktage / Staatsoper Hannover, Hanover, Germany

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars and the NDR choir, directed by Ralf Sochaczewsky, perform Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in the Staatsoper Hannover. This performance is part of the Niedersächsischen Musiktage!