Bang on a Can at University of Denver - Michael Gordon's Big SpaceNewman Center at U of Denver, Denver, CO
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars and students from University of Denver's Lamont School perform Michael Gordon's Big Space!
David Lang Sunray
Julia Wofe Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Steve Martland Horses of Instruction
Ornette Coleman Haven't been where I left
Philip Glass Closing
Michael Gordon Big Space
Field Recordings on the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de VictoriavilleFestival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville , Victoriaville, Canada
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings on the Victoriaville Festival in Quebec, Canada!
Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide (with film by Christian Marclay)
Caroline Shaw, Really Craft When You
David Lang, unused swan
Michael Gordo, Gene Takes a Drink (with film by Bill Morrison)
René Lussier, Nocturne
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave) (arr. Michael Gordon)
Richard Reed Parry, The Brief and Neverending Blur
Nicole Lizée, Dancist (with film by Nicole Lizée)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day
Bang on a Can and Jewish Museum present Meredith MonkThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk offers one of her rare, more intimate concerts in her premiere at the Jewish Museum, with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin. A long-time and frequent collaborator with Bang on a Can, Monk has been hailed as “a magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers”. The concert reflects Monk’s six decades of innovation and awe-inspiring vocal mastery, mining the depths of the myriad possibilities of the human voice and is presented in parallel with the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, exploring Cohen's inspiring, influential, and enduring legacy.
Bang on a Can All-Stars with Doug Varone and dancersBAM, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
"in the shelter of the fold / epilogue"
In an intricately woven tapestry of sound, shape, momentum, and stillness, choreographer Doug Varone and his 13-member ensemble contemplate our private and public relationship to faith. in the shelter of the fold / epilogue comprises six interconnected vignettes, featuring original music by Lesley Flanigan, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Raz Mesinai, and Kevin Keller, masterfully interpreted by Flanigan, PUBLIQuartet, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Drawing upon Varone’s own personal questions about prayer as both a spiritual and secular dialogue, this episodic work digs deep to ask how and why we find shelter in the unknown.
4 shows, June 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - Residency programBang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monday, July 15, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019
Applications are online now for the 2019 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, a 3 week residency and musical utopia for composers and performers! Application deadline January 9, 2019, 5pm EST.
Bang on a Can's LOUD WeekenbdMASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:00pm - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:00pm
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!