May 31June 1, 2009

Bang on a Can Marathon

World Financial Center Winter Garden
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12:00pm

  • Andy Akiho – New Work
    • Steel Pan Nonette
  • Michael Gordon – Trance
    • Signal Ensemble
  • Solo tabla performance by Sandeep Das
  • Eric km Clark – exPAT: Deprivation Music No. 4
    • Dither and Friends

2:00 PM

  • Meredith Monk – String Songs
    • Todd Reynolds String Quartet
  • Solo performance by Bill Frisell
  • Ted Hearne – We Didn’t Know; Snowball; Blacktop
    • Your Bad Self
  • Kevin Volans – White Man Sleep
    • Smith Quartet
  • Jeppe Just Christensen – Ground, vol. 3
    • Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen

4:00 PM

  • Phil Kline – John the Revelator (excerpts)
    • Lionheart & Ethel
  • Matt McBane – Imagining Winter; In the Backyard
    • Build
  • Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille perform their own works
  • Gavin Bryars – The Sinking of the Titanic
    • Smith Quartet
  • Bill Frisell – new work
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars & Bill Frisell

6:00 PM

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Three Stages
    • Ars Nova Copenhagen
  • Howard Skempton – Rise up, my love
    • Ars Nova Copenhagen
  • Jeppe Just Christensen – Braun KSM 2
    • Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen
  • David Lang – for love is strong
    • Ars Nova Copenhagen
  •  Joe Cutler – Folk Music (Daithi’s Dumka)
    • Smith Quartet
  • Anders Nordentoft – On this Planet
    • Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen

8:00 PM

  • Wu Man performing 12th Century Pipa piece Night Thoughts
  • Ken Thomson – Rut
    • 9-Headed Saxophone Monster
  • Julia Wolfe – Thirst
    • Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen & Ars Nova Copenhagen
  • Moritz Eggert – Haemmerklavier III: One Man Band
    •  Shiau-uen Ding
  • Missy Mazzoli – Like a Miracle, I am coming for my things
    • Victoire 
       

10:00 PM

  • Evan Ziporyn – Sulvasutra
    • Wu Man, Sandeep Das, Brooklyn Rider
  • Solo performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto- new work
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars and Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Steve Martland – Horses of Instruction
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Performance by Tortoise 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bang on a Can Benefit

Le Poisson Rouge
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Our annual benefit concert and party, honoring Mass MoCA Founding Director Joseph Thompson!

6:00pm Cocktails 7:00pm Dinner / concert

Featuring performances by Pipa master Wu Man, cellist extraordinaire Maya Beiser, the explosive percussion quartet Talujon, and video by celebrated artist Doug Aitken. Plus a very special rare live performance by Steve Reich, with All-Star David Cossin.

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June 26June 27, 2009

Evan Ziporyn's A House in Bali

TBA
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Based on the compelling story written by Canadian musician Colin McPhee, who is internationally recognized for his role during the 1930s supporting a major rennaissance in Balinese music and its reception into the west, Bang on a Can All-Stars will play a central role in a new opera composed by Evan for a cast of 30 performers including 20 Balinese musicians and dancers, plus the singers Anne Harley (soprano), Marc Molomot (tenor), and Timur Bekbosunov (tenor). The piece will premiere in a workshop form on June 26-27, 2009 in Bali and in its fully staged form in the US at Cal Performances, UC Berkeley, September 26-27, 2009.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival
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A modified version of Bang on a Can All-Stars including including Robert Black (elec bass), David Cossin (drums), Mark Stewart (guitar), Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Evan Ziporyn (piano), will premiere a new piece by Steve Reich on a double bill with the iconic electro-band Kraftwerk. The piece, “2×5,” is a brand new work for a “rock band” lineup of 2 electric guitars, electric bass, piano and drums.

July 16August 1, 2009

Bang on a Can Summer Festival

Mass MoCa
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Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present their 8th consecutive year of musical collaboration with a rich daily schedule of exciting performances. There will be 2 recitals daily in the museum galleries (except Sundays), free with museum admission, and concerts on the weekends in the Hunter Center Theater. Also visit the MASS MoCA website for more information.

Thurs July 16
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Todd Reynolds / Still Life with Microphone

Fri July 17
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by John Adams, Eric Chasalow, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe, and Walter Zimmerman performed by Vicki Ray, piano

Sat July 18
11:00am “Kids can Too” family performance
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”
8:00 pm alt-cabaret performance: Babe the Blue Ox

Mon July 20
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Art Jarvinen, Aaron Jay Kernis, Steve Mackey, Steve Reich, Jeff Stanek, performed by Nick Photinos, cello with Derek Johnson, electric guitar

Tues July 21
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music from Central Asia

Weds July 22
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Louis Andriessen, Gregg August, Derek Johnson, Brad Lubman, and Sarah Kirkland Snider, performed by Gregg August, David Cossin, Ken Thomson, Lauren Radnofsky and members of the festival.

Thurs July 23
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by David Lang and Michael Gordon performed by festival ensembles

Friday July 24
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Julia Wolfe performed by festival ensembles

Sat, July 25
3:00pm Reich on Lewitt: composer Steve Reich discusses artist Sol Lewitt
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Steve Reich, performed by David Cossin, percussion, Nick Photinos, cello and members of the festival
8:00 pm Bang on a Can plays Steve Reich. Music for 18 Musicians, Eight Lines, and Piano Phase/Video Phase (arr D. Cossin) (Click here to purchase tickets.)

Mon July 27
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: World premieres of new works written and performed by festival fellows.

Tues July 28
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: World premieres of new works written and performed by festival fellows.

Weds July 29
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Morton Feldman’s “Why Patterns” performed by festival ensemble
7:00 pm Members of Bang on a Can perform a free concert at Windsor Lake in North Adams

Thurs July 30
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Festival ensembles perform

Fri July 31
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Festival ensembles perform

Sat Aug 1
Bang on a Can Summer Marathon. Program (subject to change):

TimeComposerWork
4pmMissy MazzoliStill Life with Avalanche
 Meredith MonkThree Heavens and Hells
 David M. GordonFriction Systems
 John ZornCat o’ Nine Tails
 “East meets West”Arrangements of music (including a song by Thom Yorke) for Western and Central Asian instruments
6pmDavid LangPierced
 Frederic RzewskiSong and Dance
 Lok Yin TangDistorted Indulgence
 Lisa BielawaThe Boat
 Fred FrithSnakes & Ladders
8pm Music from Kyrgyzstan
 Julia WolfeDark Full Ride
 Eve BeglarianBachFeet “Brownie you’re doin’ a heck of a job”
 John AdamsShaker Loops
  Music from Uzbekistan
 Michael GordonLight Is Calling
 George AntheilBallet Mećanique

 

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More info at www.massmoca.org

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A House In Bali: An Opera by Evan Ziporyn

Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley
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The US premiere of A House in Bali, a new opera by Evan Ziporyn with libretto by Paul Schick based on a memoir by Colin McPhee. A House in Bali traces the roots of the west’s century-long infatuation with Bali, through the true story of three westerners – composer Colin McPhee, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and artist Walter Spies – during their 1930s sojourn in Bali. This stunning, multi-media spectacle brings together the finest ensembles of east and west: a 16-piece Balinese gamelan directed by the dynamic Dewa Ketut Alit, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Balinese choreography by the enchanting Kadek Dewi Aryani, wayang shadow puppets, and high-tech projections converge, pushing all boundaries of theatrical innovation.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A House In Bali: An Opera by Evan Ziporyn

Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA map

The US premiere of A House in Bali, a new opera by Evan Ziporyn with libretto by Paul Schick based on a memoir by Colin McPhee. A House in Bali traces the roots of the west’s century-long infatuation with Bali, through the true story of three westerners – composer Colin McPhee, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and artist Walter Spies – during their 1930s sojourn in Bali. This stunning, multi-media spectacle brings together the finest ensembles of east and west: a 16-piece Balinese gamelan directed by the dynamic Dewa Ketut Alit, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Balinese choreography by the enchanting Kadek Dewi Aryani, wayang shadow puppets, and high-tech projections converge, pushing all boundaries of theatrical innovation.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!