Sunday, June 9, 20243:30pm

Bang on a Can at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, New York map

David Grubbs and Wendy Eisenberg

Guitarists Wendy Eisenberg and David Grubbs go head-to-head in a rare meeting of these two mercurial and influential musicians.

Wendy Eisenberg is an improviser and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, tenor banjo, computer, synthesizer, and voice. Their work spans genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock to delicate songs. Though often working solo as both a songwriter and improviser, they also perform in the rock band Editrix, and in endless other combinations of their heroes and peers including Bill Orcutt, Caroline Davis, Carla Kihlstedt, John Zorn, Billy Martin, and Allison Miller.

David Grubbs has released fifteen solo albums and was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. He has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Susan Howe, Will Oldham, the Red Krayola, and many others.

 

Saturday, May 18, 20247:30pm

“Anthems” – music by David Lang and Julia Wolfe at the May Festival


Cincinnati, OH

May 18: Anthems  (link to Live Stream)
Julia WOLFE: All that breathes (May Festival Commission; World Premiere)
David LANG: the national anthems
Julia WOLFE: Pretty
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem

Featuring:
Stephanie Childress, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
May Festival Chorus
May Festival Youth Chorus
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, February 15, 20247:30pm

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present: Bang on a Can All-Stars play Philip Glass


1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128 map

At the same time that artists such as Marta Minujín and her New York Pop Art contemporaries were challenging the art establishment of the 1960s, there were also composers using ideas from popular culture to take on the institutions of serious music. With “Bang on a Can All-Stars Play Philip Glass,” a program including Glass’s iconic late 1960s works Music in 5ths and Two Pages, the All-Stars play music that reflects the time and ideals of Pop Art—experimental versus classical, high versus low—the time Minujín first broke into New York and ideals that remain evident in her work today.

This event is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!

Thursday, November 9, 20237:00pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present: A Tribute to Layla and Mounir Mourad


New York, NY

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can present a concert celebrating the works of Layla and Mounir Mourad, the Egyptian Jewish musical legends. Layla Mourad was one of the most important singers during the golden age of Arabic music and prolific composers for Arabic language film in the mid-1900s. Her music remains popular and influential across the Middle East to this day. Mourad, who came from a notable musical family, sang and starred in some of the most classic and celebrated films in Egyptian history. Her brother, Mounir Mourad was also a renowned actor and composer whose music, featured in this program, incorporated a modern, jazzy sound along with a conservative Arabic rhythm. This concert honors their lives, legacies and their family’s important contribution to Egyptian music along with their continued impact on the music scene in Cairo. This event is presented in conjunction with the current Jewish Museum exhibition Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé.

Friday, November 3, 20238:00pm

Kronos Quartet’s Five Decades Celebration


881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA map

The Bang on a Can All-Stars join Kronos Quartet in their Five Decade Celebration!!

Kronos Quartet welcomes a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of guest artists and ensembles to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This special concert includes a short film by award-winning documentarian Sam Green; the New York premieres of Carnegie Hall co-commissioned works by Michael Gordon and Gabriella Smith; and an extraordinary new “Sunrise Jam” version of Terry Riley’s Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector for 50 musicians. With Special Guests Laurie Anderson, Jake Blount, Brian Carpenter, Tanya Tagaq, Wu Man, Aizuri Quartet, Attacca Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and Sō Percussion.

Sunday, September 24, 20234:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: For Living Lovers (Brandon Ross & Stomu Takeishi)


Long Island City, NY

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present For Living Lovers, a duo with guitarist Brandon Ross and bassist Stomu Takeishi.

Brandon Ross and Stomu Takeishi are both longtime veterans of New York City’s creative music scene. Over the course of their long collaboration, the duo have developed a unique dialogue and timbral language for guitar and bass. For Living Lovers’s music poses questions—physical, philosophical, and sonic—all while inviting the listener to participate in an intimate conversation.

Thursday, August 31, 20238:00pm

Meredith Monk’s MEMORY GAME

Meredith Monk’s MEMORY GAME
Performed by Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and the Bang on a Can All-Stars

MEMORY GAME is both a look back at a pivotal point in Meredith Monk’s storied career, and a richly layered portrait of how vocal music—under the guidance of an indefatigable master—can play with our expectations in poignant and compelling ways.

July 27July 29, 2023

LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA


North Adams, MA

LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA is a fully loaded, three-day, eclectic super-mix of creative, experimental and unusual music taking place throughout the museum’s vast galleries and its stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues.

LOUD Weekend kicks off  with Love in Exile – featuring Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily plus Catalan folk duo Tarta Relena. Highlights of the weekend include multiple concerts by the singular legendary Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Klang (from Holland), Theo Bleckmann, Jeff Zeigler; visiting composers Andy Akiho, Nicole Lizée, Pete Harden, David Sanford, Joan Tower, performers and composers from the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, and much more.

MORE INFO

July 13July 27, 20231:30pm

Gallery Concerts at MASS MoCA


1040 MASS MoCA WAY , North Adams, NY 01247 map

Leading up to a LOUD Weekend finale, Bang on a Can fellows and faculty let loose throughout the incredible MASS MoCA galleries. Gallery concerts are free with museum admission, performed on some weekdays at 1:30pm and 4:30pm.

  • Friday, July 14 – Ghanaian Drumming (festival participants)
  • Monday, July 17 – Mark Stewart with the Gunnar Schonbeck instruments
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Vicky Chow
  • Friday, July 21 – Todd Reynolds
  • Monday, July 24 – Gregg August plus festival ensembles
  • Wednesday, July 26 – Short New Works by the festival composers

July 10July 30, 2023

Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at 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 dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Thirty early career composers and performers will gather to create, rehearse, and perform new music in the gallery and performing arts spaces, as well as in the North Adams community. The residency culminates in a 3-day festival: LOUD Weekend!

Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA - Residency program North Adams Massachusetts

Sunday, July 9, 20234:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: Tomas Fujiwara, Dream Up


Long Island City, NY

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present Tomas Fujiwara: Dream Up for Percussion Quartet at our a monthly series of live performances in the Museum’s garden and galleries. Free with museum admission.

Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara’s “Dream Up,” is a suite for percussion quartet, featuring vibraphonist Patricia Brennan, taiko drummer Kaoru Watanabe, percussionist Tim Keiper, and Fujiwara on drums.

Tomas Fujiwara After All Is Said Pic by Melanie Minichino

Sunday, June 25, 20234:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: tombstar


Long Island City, NY

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present tombstar at our a monthly series of live performances in the Museum’s garden and galleries. Free with museum admission.

tombstar is a new ensemble comprising improvisers, composer-performers, and interdisciplinary artists from Brooklyn and Detroit who explore the collective subconscious through improvisation, composition, and joyful experimentation.

ensemble tombstar

Tuesday, June 13, 20236:00pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum on the Museum Mile – Dingonek Street Band


New York, NY

The Dingonek Street Band will perform three FREE sets (at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm) outside the Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue as part of the Museum Mile Festival.

Dingonek Street Band is a Brooklyn-based brass band dedicated to human culture and sonic adventure. Built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the second-line brass band tradition, Dingonek has created a funky, high-energy party music all its own by absorbing and reworking elements of Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, punk rock, free jazz, and Balkan brass music.

May 25May 27, 20237:30pm

Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the San Francisco Symphony


San Francisco, CA

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Lorelei Ensemble in Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a new work that captures the passion and perseverance of women who have led the fight for representation and gender equality. A 40-minute theatrical experience, the piece is the latest in a series of compositions by Wolfe that highlights monumental and turbulent moments in American history.

Thursday, May 18, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Sarah Serpa with Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock


New York, NY

Sara Serpa’s distinctive new trio presents a contemporary approach in writing for the voice, challenging traditional roles and highlighting pristine textures in jazz and improvisational music. Never losing track of the common bond that brings these musicians together, Serpa features two extremely innovative improvisers, Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock, who have a precise sound and particular musical personalities. Collectively, they create a detailed and exposed portrait of her musical world, featuring wordless compositions and texts by Virginia Woolf, Luce Irigaray and Ruy Bello in concert echoing the movement of people and art across borders central to the museum’s current exhibition The Sassoons.

May 5May 7, 2023

Long Play Festival

Long Play Festival is Bang on a Can’s Supercharged Musical Ride through Right Now

 50+ concerts throughout Brooklyn, New York

Long Play showcases a dense network of innovative music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at Pioneer Works, Roulette, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Public Records, Littlefield, BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Center for Fiction, plus outdoor events and more.

Friday, May 5, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can and Meredith Monk: MEMORY GAME


Brooklyn, NY

This event is part of the Long Play Festival

Meredith Monk’s MEMORY GAME, as its title implies, is both a look back at a pivotal point in her storied career, and a richly layered portrait of how vocal music, under the guidance of an indefatigable master, can play with our expectations in poignant and compelling ways.

Meredith teams up for a live performance in NYC with her renowned Vocal Ensemble (featuring Theo BleckmannKatie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin) and  the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

March 16March 18, 20237:30pm

Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the Boston Symphony Orchestra


Boston , MA

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Lorelei Ensemble in Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a new work that captures the passion and perseverance of women who have led the fight for representation and gender equality. A 40-minute theatrical experience, the piece is the latest in a series of compositions by Wolfe that highlights monumental and turbulent moments in American history.

Thursday, March 9, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars at Hartt School – honoring Robert Black

The Bang on a Can All-Stars, along with Bang on a Can’s artistic directors and founders, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, celebrate the work of bassist Robert Black, a founding member of the All-Stars, who is retiring from his Hartt faculty position after 29 years.

Program:
David Lang – Cheating Lying Stealing
Michael Gordon – I Buried Paul
Julia Wolfe – Believing
George Lewis – Float, Sting
Meredith Monk – Spaceship
Philip Glass – Closing
Thurston Moore – Stroking Piece #1

Wednesday, March 1, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Wisconsin

The Bang on a Can All-Stars a high octane set of works by contemporary composers to Eau Claire Wisconsin.

Program:
David Lang – Cheating Lying Stealing
Michael Gordon – I Buried Paul
Julia Wolfe – Believing
George Lewis – float sting
Meredith Monk – Spaceship
Philip Glass – Closing
Thurston Moore – Stroking Piece #1

More info

 

Saturday, February 25, 20232:00pm8:00pm

Bang on a Can Marathon – Bogotá


Bogotá, Colombia

Bang on a Can brings the Marathon concert to Colombia!

The Marathon in Bogotá will feature the Bang on a Can All-Stars alongside an incredibly diverse and amazing lineup of Colombian composers and performers. The concert features many different ensembles and soloists from different musical and cultural backgrounds including classical, jazz, and traditional Colombian and American traditions.

Friday, February 24, 20231:00pm5:00pm

Gordon, Lang, Wolfe “in search of other music” conference – Bogotá

Conference: “Bang on a Can: in search of other music”

The founding composers of Bang on a Can will talk about how their music connects with other communities, other instruments and other stories.

1:00p  “David Lang: Other Communities” David Lang talks about how his compositions and large-scale public works invite diverse communities and voices “untrained” into the world of musical creation.

2:30p “Michael Gordon: Other Instruments” Michael Gordon talks about timbre and the search for new instruments made with common materials.

4:00p “Julia Wolfe: Other Stories” Julia Wolfe talks about the weaving of storytelling, legends and the history of work in her oratorios Steel Hammer and Anthracite Fields.

Seats are limited. Prior registration must be made at the following link: https://forms.gle/RiwT8UKKNziPzgFu6

David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Wednesday, February 22, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform “Classics” in Bogotá, Colombia

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their “Classics” in Bogota, Colombia

Program:
David Lang: Cheating Lying Stealing
Michael Gordon: I Buried Paul
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
George Lewis: float, sting
Meredith Monk: Spaceship from The Games
Philip Glass: Closing from Glassworks

Saturday, February 18, 20235:00pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform “Classics” in Medellín


Medellín, Colombia

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their “Classics” in Medellin, Colombia

Program:
David Lang: Cheating Lying Stealing
Michael Gordon: I Buried Paul
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
George Lewis: float, sting
Meredith Monk: Spaceship from The Games
Philip Glass: Closing from Glassworks

Free with registration

January 6January 7, 20238:00pm

Alsop conducts Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in three pivotal works by 21st-century women composers including Her Story, a CSO co-commission by Julia Wolfe that captures the passion and perseverance of women who have led the fight for representation and gender equality. A 40-minute theatrical experience for orchestra and women’s vocal ensemble, the piece is the latest in a series of compositions by Wolfe that highlights monumental and turbulent moments in American history.

Thursday, December 15, 20227:30pm

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage”

Morton Feldman’s For John Cage

Towards the end of his life, Feldman wrote several “tribute” pieces to people who had been important to him among them, For John Cage (1982), and it has become one of Feldman’s most well-known pieces. For John Cage will be performed by Karl Larson on piano and Erica Dicker, violin in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964.

Thursday, December 8, 20227:30pm

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: RAJAS

Artist and composer Rajna Swaminathan presents RAJAS, an ensemble of improvisers from diverse musical approaches exploring expansive, boundary-breaking music in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964. For this performance, Rajna (mrudangam) will be joined by Ganavya (voice), Utsav Lal (piano), Darian Donovan Thomas (violin), and Miles Okazaki (guitar).

Sunday, December 4, 20224:00pm

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Miriam Elhajli


Long Island City, NY

Miriam Elhajli is an interdisciplinary improviser questioning along the fringes of song, folklore, and eco-poetics, living between Brooklyn and New Orleans. She works as an archivist at the Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax & is currently producing various records to be released on her independent label Numina Records dedicated to documenting revolutionary women, song and poetics.

Free with admission; advance reservations recommended. Masks are required inside the Museum.

 

Thursday, November 17, 20227:30pm

Michael Gordon’s “Travel Guide to Nicaragua”

Cutting-edge cellist Maya Beiser and “America’s most astonishing choir” (The New York Times), The Crossing, form a fearless partnership to present Travel Guide to Nicaragua, a New York premiere by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon. The evening-length work, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, tells the story of Gordon’s family’s journey from Poland to Nicaragua, beginning with his grandfather and concluding with Gordon’s childhood in the jungle on the outskirts of Managua.

Saturday, November 5, 20227:30pm

Music Future Vol. 9

Bang on a Can and Joe Hisaishi Company co-present Music Future Vol.9!

Program:

Joe Hisaishi: 2 Dances for Large Ensemble,* performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble

Nico Muhly: Selections from Drones & Viola and Drones & Piano, performed by Nadia Sirota, viola, and Nico Muhly, piano/drones

Nico Muhly: Roots, Pulses,* performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble

Joe Hisaishi:  Viola Saga,* performed by Nadia Sirota, viola, and the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble

*US premiere

Bang on a Can’s special discount code for half-price tickets is: MFD39879

Thursday, November 3, 20228:00pm

Vicky Chow & Guests perform Armando Bayolo LIVE ONLINE

Bang on a Can LIVE ONLINE Presents:
Armando Bayolo: Memorias Vagabundas, a World Premiere Commission of 11 Pianists, organized by Vicky Chow (Bang on a Can All-Stars)

On November 3, Bang on a Can brings you a world premiere video suite from All-Star Vicky Chow and Armando Bayolo, exploring Bayolo’s biography, evoking ancestral Spain, parental Cuba, native Puerto Rico and his life in the United States.

Featuring performances by: Vicky Chow, Geoffrey Burleson, Mikael Darmanie, Erika Dohi, Timothy Hoft, Blair McMillen, Megumi Masaki, Michael Mizrahi, Winston Choi, Vicki Ray, Ju-Ping Song

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich

October 27October 29, 20228:30pm

“IN C” – Bang on a Can All-Stars with Sasha Waltz & Guests

Between 27th and 29th October, the magnificent RDM Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam will be the backdrop for a spectacular performance fusing music and contemporary dance. The BIG IDEA Foundation has invited Sasha Waltz & Guests, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and a large company of emerging Rotterdam artists to perform a gigantic version of Terry Riley’s “In C”.

 

Saturday, October 15, 20228:00pm

POSTPONED: Bang on a Can and Meredith Monk: MEMORY GAME


New York , NY

This performance has been postponed – stay tuned for the new date coming up!

Meredith Monk’s MEMORY GAME, as its title implies, is both a look back at a pivotal point in her storied career, and a richly layered portrait of how vocal music, under the guidance of an indefatigable master, can play with our expectations in poignant and compelling ways.

Meredith teams up for a live performance in NYC with her renowned Vocal Ensemble (featuring Theo BleckmannKatie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin) and  the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Sunday, September 25, 20224:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: Ned Rothenberg


9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY map

In the outdoor sculpture garden, Ned Rothenberg will present original and traditional solo work for shakuhachi, the end blown Japanese bamboo flute. He will also perform works on the clarinet and alto saxophone, which are informed by his travels back and forth to Japan throughout the last 35 years.

Free with admission; advance reservations recommended. Masks are required inside the Museum.

Photo of Ned by Lois Ellison

September 15September 17, 20227:00pm

Julia Wolfe: Her Story – world premiere

The world premiere of HER STORY, by Julia Wolfe!

Performed by Lorelei Ensemble and the Nashville Symphony

Her Story invokes the words of historical figures and the spirit of pivotal moments to pay tribute to the centuries of ongoing struggle for equal rights, representation, and access to democracy for women in America.

The immersive, visual performances will be directed by Anne Kauffman with scenic and lighting design by Jeff Sugg, costumes by Marion Talan, and produced by Bang on a Can.

Her Story was Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the National Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony and with the generous support of Linda and Stuart Nelson.

Sunday, July 17, 20224:00pm

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi: eddy kwon and Iva Casian-Lakos


9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY map

Celebrating the twelfth season of collaboration, Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present a monthly concert series in the Museum’s garden and galleries in June through September.

July’s program is a double bill featuring eddy kwon and Iva Casian Lakos performing works by Joan La Barbara.

Free with admission; advance reservations recommended. Masks are required indoors.

More info

Friday, June 3, 202212:00pm

First Fridays with Robert Black

For the June “First Fridays with Robert Black,” Robert will perform Philip Glass’s The Not Doings of an Insomniac, which he commissioned in 2015.  This 7-movement Partita includes poetry by Lou Reed, Laurie Andersen, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, and Arthur Russell.  Special to this performance are charming video interstices by Gene Gort.  The music, poetry and video create a remarkable emotional arc and tender story.  Come join the journey.

Sunday, May 22, 202212:00pm

Asphalt Orchestra – Carnegie Hall Citywide

Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe caps her Carnegie Hall residency with a one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, Asphalt Orchestra. Also featuring guest artists Pan In Motion, the program includes world premieres by first-time Carnegie Hall–commissioned composers Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, and Kendall Williams, further highlighting Wolfe’s longtime reputation as a champion of innovative new works. Catch the beginning of the performance at the side of the park near the New York Public Library, or join the performers along the way as they march toward the main lawn!

FREE event

Asphalt Orchestra at 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon

Thursday, May 19, 20227:30pm

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields


New York, NY

The 2018 Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields was one of the season’s most unforgettable events. Inspired by the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in moving musical tableaux that depicts their plight. Hear this “major profound work” (Los Angeles Times) for the first time or be moved by it once again.

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields

Friday, May 6, 202212:00pm

First Fridays with Robert Black

The May 6th “First Friday with Robert Black” will include 2 sonic delights. Miya Masaoka’s Four Moons of Pluto takes us to a beautiful, other-worldly place via a specially tuned double bass – pulsating overtones and beating harmonics are nested in a static and meditative soundscape. Valentine by Jacob Druckman delivers a cornucopia of taps, squeaks, whispers, thumps, bumps, and plucks with a timpani mallet in a theatrically tinged explosion of extended techniques.

Program
Four Moons of Pluto (2015) – Miya Masaoka
Valentine (1969) – Jacob Druckman

 

April 29May 1, 2022

Long Play Festival

“Right now – this minute – is an amazing time to love music. Musicians and listeners from every corner of the music world are pushing beyond their boundaries, questioning their roots, searching and stretching for the new. There has never been a time when music contained so much innovation and diversity, so much audacity and so much courage. And we want to show you all of it. With the creation of LONG PLAY we are presenting more kinds of musicians, playing more kinds of music, bending more kinds of minds. LONG PLAY expands and enlarges our scope and our reach, and puts more new faces on stages than ever before. It’s a lot of music!”

Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe

Friday, April 1, 202212:00pm

First Fridays with Robert Black

The April 1st First Friday with Robert Black will feature a special video presentation of  Post-Natural Pastorale by the composers/sound artists Brian House and Sue Huang (with animation by Alexander Dupuis).  Robert, Brian and Sue recorded this 8-channel audio and video piece entirely at the 2,200 acre Freshkills Landfill on Staten Island in New York City.  The bucolic serenity of this reclaimed mammoth monument of the Anthropocene belies the chaos that lies beneath.  Nature meets throwaway consumer culture.

Video Credits:
Animation: Alexander Dupuis
Producer: Mariel Villere
Co-Producer: David Feinberg
Director of Photography: Paul Shin