• Bang on a Can at Big Ears
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018

    Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN

    Bang on a Can goes to Big Ears! 

    The Big Ears Festival is an international cultural gathering, and a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts. 

    There are few festivals with line ups quite like this.

    The All-Stars will present 3 performances:

    -The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe to celebrate 30 years of Bang on a Can. (Michael, David, and Julia are the 2018 composers in residence at Big Ears as well!)

    -Anthracite Fields

    -Field Recordings


  • Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid Quartet
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    Performing alongside the exhibition Scenes from the Collection, cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid brings in her own remarkable collection of leading Chicago and New York based musicians to perform a set of music combining her love for groove along with freer concepts.  

    The Tomeka Reid Quartet is: Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

  • Bang on a Can Marathon!
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

    NYU Skirball Center, New York, NY

    Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

    Its FREE!!!

    Music By:
    Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe

    Performances by:
    Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, David Friend, Ethel, Flux Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, So Percussion, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin, Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, and MORE!

  • Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
    Monday, July 9, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and festival of today's most exciting new music. We invite 40 performers and composers from all over the world to learn from and play alongside our faculty, the world's most accomplished contemporary musicians. Applications for the residency are now online and due Jan 9. The public performances include free performances in the community, recitals in the gallery and a blowout festival finale on July 28. More performance details to be listed in the spring.

    Our special guest composer for 2018 is Steve Reich!