Sunday, July 14, 20243:30pm

Bang on a Can at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum
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Kamran Sadeghi

Kamran Sadeghi creates at the intersections of music, interdisciplinary art, and curation, utilizing multi-channel composition, moving image, and architecture alongside customized software, modular synthesis, transducers, and field recordings. Born in Iran and raised in the United States, Sadeghi emerged from Seattle’s live experimental music scene in 2005, sharing stages with Tim Hecker, William Basinski, and Vladislav Delay. While touring with the contemporary dance company Zoe Juniper in 2009, Sadeghi relocated to New York City with one foot in Europe, working for Morton Subotnick and the multi-channel Sound Art gallery Diapason, while also performing at venues such as Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia (Phil Niblock’s loft), and The Stone. His credits include collaborations with Patti Smith, Sasha Waltz, Jean-Luc Godard, and Zimoun, released on labels such as Vinyl Factory, Sacred Bones, Superpang, Apollo Records, LINE, and Sternberg Press. Sadeghi’s performances, soundtracks, and installations have been featured at venues and events worldwide, including Kraftwerk Berlin, the Louvre Museum, HKW, CTM Festival, Funkhaus Berlin, Centre Pompidou, Berghain, and the Berlin Biennale. kamransadeghi.com

 

July 15August 4, 2024

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 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. The program includes public performances in the galleries and in the North Adams community (schedule to be announced), and also LOUD Weekend, Aug 1-3.

July 27August 4, 2024

Media Workshop


North Adams, MA

Bang on a Can, our special guest faculty John Schaefer and Terrance McKnight, and 6 writers in the early stages of their careers will gather at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA) to explore the role of criticism and journalism in today’s dynamic contemporary music scene.

The aim of the workshop is to help writers generate a vocabulary, syntax, and context that is most useful for readers/ listeners and to make modern music and criticism more accessible, welcoming, and exciting to all audiences.

August 1August 3, 2024

LOUD Weekend


North Adams, MA

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend  – a fully loaded, 3-day, eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.

Tickets are on sale now!

LOUD Weekend kicks off Thursday, August 1 at 7:30pm with Duet Behavior, featuring legendary composer-vocalist Meredith Monk and percussionist John Hollenbeck — an intimate evening of Monk’s music combining her pioneering vocal magic with Hollenbeck’s inventive and masterful percussion. Highlights of the weekend include MEMORY GAME featuring Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble with the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars, cellist extraordinaire Maya Beiser’s variation of Terry Riley’s minimalist manifesto In C, Queens College Gamelan Yowana Sari performing a new work by Michael GordonTristan Perich’s Dual Synthesis for 1-bit electronics and harpsichord, GEORGE (Anna Webber, Aurora Nealand, Chiquita Magic, John Hollenbeck), HxH (Chris Williams and Lester St. Louis), Lainie Fefferman’s one-woman band White Fire, visiting guest composers Huang RuoMarcos BalterMathew RosenblumAnnika SocolofskyJeffery Brooks, and much more.

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Sunday, August 11, 20243:30pm

Bang on a Can at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum
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Mei Semones 

Mei Semones’s sweetly evocative blend of jazz, bossa nova, and math-y indie rock is not only a way for her to find solace in her favorite genres, but is an intuitive means of catharsis. “Blending everything that I like together and trying to make something new—that’s what feels most natural to me,” says the 23-year-old Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and guitarist. On her newest EP and Bayonet Records debut Kabutomushi, Semones’s diverse sonic palette adds depth to her experiences of the complexities of love. Through the EP’s five songs, she chronicles infatuation, devotion, vulnerability, and saying goodbye in some of her closest relationships, complete with sweeping strings, virtuosic guitar-playing and heartfelt lyrics sung in both English and Japanese. teamwass.com/music/artists/mei-semones

 

Sunday, September 8, 20243:30pm

Bang on a Can at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum
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Alex Zhang Hungtai

Since retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer of soundtracks for film. His latest musical output predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality. Solo output aside, he is also a member of an experimental trio with Portuguese musicians David Maranha and Gabriel Ferrandini, based in Lisbon. Zhang currently lives in Los Angeles and is also working as an actor in independent films.