Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bang on a Can All-Stars

ZKM
Karlsruhe, Germany map

Program:

  • Michael Nyman: Manhatta (arr. Andy Keenan) with film by Paul Strand
  • Julia Wolfe: Believing
  • Louis Andriessen: Life with film by Marijke Van Warmerdam, Wind, Couple on Bench, Blinds, Window
  • –INTERMISSION—
  • B. Eno/R. Wyatt/R. Davies: Music for Airports (1/1) (arr Michael Gordon)
  • Brian Eno:Music for Airports (1/2) (arr. David Lang)
  • Brian Eno: Music for Airports (2/1) (arr. Julia Wolfe)
  • Brian Eno: Music for Airports (2/2) (arr. Evan Ziporyn)

For more information, click here and for tickets, click here

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum Present "Second Sundays": Florent Ghys

Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY map

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum co-host Music in the Garden, an innovative series held on the second Sunday of every month from June to September in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Free with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID. Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. Information: 718-204-7088, or www.noguchi.org

June 27June 28, 2010

Bang on a Can Marathon

World Financial Center Winter Garden
New York, NY map

12:00pm

  • John Hollenbeck – Perseverance
    • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
  • Dorothee Hahne – Danse Macabre
    • Quartet New Generation
  • Paul Moravec – Mortal Flesh
    • Quartet New Generation
  • Moritz Eggert – Flea Walls
    • Quartet New Generation
  • Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov performing traditional songs from Kyrgyzstan
  • Florent Ghys – Simplement
    • Florent Ghys
  • Moritz Eggert – Hammerklavier III: One Man Band
    • Moritz Eggert

2:00 PM

  • Graham Fitkin – Mesh
    •  Face the Music
  •  Tristan Perich – new work
    •  Tristan Perich
  • Steve Coleman  – Lunar Eclipse
    •  Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, David Millares
  • Seung-Ah Oh – DaDeRimGil
    • Slagwerk Den Haag
  •  Marco Momi – Ludica
    •  Slagwerk Den Haag

4:00 PM

  • Iannis Xenakis – Tetras
    • JACK Quartet
  • Evan Ziporyn – Tire Fire
    • Gamelan Galak Tika
  • Michiel Mensingh – Oh, I am sorry, did I break your concentration?
    • Quartet New Generation with Moritz Eggert
  • Mary Ellen Childs- Black Box
    • Quartet New Generation with Moritz Eggert
  • Fred Frith – Snakes and Ladders
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars

6:00 PM

  • Fausto Romitelli – Professor Bad Trip
    • Talea Ensemble
  • Buke and Gass in performance
  • Moritz Eggert – Hammerklavier V: Study in Fall; Hammerklavier XX: One Man Band 2
    • Moritz Eggert
  • Mayke Nas & Wouter Snoei – I Delayed People’s Flights By Walking Slowly In Narrow Hallways
    • Slagwerk Den Haag

8:00 PM

  • Vernon Reid – Ghost Narratives
    • Vernon Reid, Mazz Swift, Leon Gruenbaum
  • Kate Moore- Ridgeway
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Mira Calix in performance
  • Mira Calix – spring falls back
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars with Mira Calix
  • Tim Brady – Switch (Seconds/Liquid/Leaps/Singularity/Melismatic); Strumming (Hommage a John Lennon) with video by Martin Messier
    • Tim Brady

10:00 PM

  • Asanbai Karimov – Chyibyldyn Kyzynyn Koshogu; traditional song Tagyldyr Too; Nurlanbek Nyshanov- Ala Too Jazy
    • Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov
  • Florent Ghys – 4
    • Florent Ghys
  • Burkina Electric in performance
  • Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang – Shelter with libretto by Deborah Artman and film proections by Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder
    • Signal Ensemble conducted by Brad Lubman

 

 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum Present "Second Sundays": Talujon Percussion Ensemble

Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY map

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum co-host Music in the Garden, an innovative series held on the second Sunday of every month from June to September in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Free with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID. Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. Information: 718-204-7088, or www.noguchi.org

July 14July 31, 2010

Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA map

North Adams explodes with music as the fellows & faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival use every available space on the MASS MoCA campus & throughout the community to create and perform music. The festival features two recitals a day (Mon-Fri at 1:30pm and 4:30pm and Sat at 4:30pm), free with gallery admission. We are also celebrating George Crumb on a special weekend devoted to his combination of drama, darkness, & mysticism, and will throw our annual music bash, the Summer Marathon, a six-hour blow-out festival finale.

Buy a Festival pass for $60 which gets you into all concerts, recitals, & other events.

Wednesday July 14
4:30 Solo work and Be-In by Evan Ziporyn

Thursday July 15
4:30 Vicki Ray, piano. Music by Chinary Ung, Vicki Ray, Rand Steiger, David Rosenbloom

Friday July 16
4:30 Todd Reynolds: World premieres of music from his new CD featuring Bang on a Can faculty composers. Also a performance with the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR)

Saturday July 17
11:30am Family performance – “Kids Can Too”: Learn about and make music at this festive session with the faculty and fellows of Bang on a Can. Nose harps, kazoos, drinking straws and more have been used to fashion instruments in previous years. Sells out fast, reserve in advance.

4:30 Performances by Ashley Bathgate cello, and Vicky Chow, piano

Monday July 19
4:30 Nick Photinos, cello, with Todd Reynolds violin and Vicki Ray, piano. Music by George Crumb, Shaun Naidoo, Salvatore Sciarrino, Mischa Zupko

Tuesday July 20
4:30 Traditional music from Uzbekistan

Wednesday July 21
4:30 The Music of Martin Bresnick performed by festival ensembles

Thursday July 22
4:30 Music by Gregg August and Ken Thomson

Friday July 23
4:30 “Day of Viagara” A collaboration between Christine Southworth, Ken Thomson, and Evan Ziporyn. Music for Bagpipes, saxophones, and more

Saturday July 24 – International Crumb Day
3:00pm Closer to George Crumb: An informal, up close look at Crumb’s music-with film, projection, discussion, demonstration and performance, led by stage director and designer Jim Findlay and composer David Lang.

4:30pm Festival ensemble performs George Crumb: “Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)”

8:00pm The Music of George Crumb: Enter the mystical world of Crumb’s music with staging by New York director Jim Findlay. Findlay uses lighting and video to seamlessly connect the stylized ritual theater of Vox Balaenae, the intense anti-war masterpiece Black Angels, the eerie lyricism of Madrigals and the mysterious and meditative Lux Aeterna for masked musicians. In the MASS MoCA Hunter Center. Tickets here

Monday July 26

4:30 World premieres of music written by the festival composers, performed by festival ensembles. Music by: Sophie Cash-Goldwasser, Jeremy Howard Beck, Amanda Feery, Maria Vladimirovna Grigoryeva, Adam Haws, Robert Honstein, Ravi Kittappa, Svetlana Maras.

Tuesday July 27

4:30 Music by Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe performed by festival ensembles

Wednesday July 28
4:30 New music for Balinese Gamelan, written by the festival composers

Thursday July 29
4:30 Music performed by festival ensembles including music by Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Perich and Kenny Savelson.

Friday July 30
4:30 “Typical Music” by Evan Ziporyn, for violin, cello, piano

Saturday July 31 – Bang on a Can Marathon
4:00 – 10:00 pm The ninth consecutive Summer Marathon showcases an eclectic super-mix of new and unusual music. Six non-stop hours feature explosive performances of just-written music alongside classic experimental masterpieces:

4:00pm:
Tan Dun, Snow in June
Chris Cerrone, Requiem for K.V.
Tom Johnson, Narayana’s Cows
Traditional music from Uzbekistan, TBA
Annie Gosfield, Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery

6.00pm:
Arvo Pärt, Fratres I
Ted Hearne, Katrina Ballads (excerpts)
Oscar Bettison, Breaking and Entering
David Lang, Forced March
Christine Southworth, ZAP! (mvt 3 and 4)
Evan Ziporyn, Music from ShadowBang

8.00pm:
Julia Wolfe, Fuel (with film by Bill Morrison)
Nik Baersch, Moduls 32, 35, 33 (arr Evan Ziporyn)
Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
Traditional music from Uzbekistan, TBA
Steve Reich, Double Sextet

In the MASS MoCA Hunter Center. Tickets available here

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum Present "Second Sundays": Evan Ziporyn

Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY map

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum co-host Music in the Garden, an innovative series held on the second Sunday of every month from June to September in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Free with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID. Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. Information: 718-204-7088, or www.noguchi.org

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum Present "Second Sundays": Tristan Perich

Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY map

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum co-host Music in the Garden, an innovative series held on the second Sunday of every month from June to September in the Museum’s celebrated outdoor sculpture garden.

Free with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID. Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. Information: 718-204-7088, or www.noguchi.org

September 12September 13, 2010

Bang on a Can Marathon: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival at World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA map

The FIRST EVER Bang on a Can Marathon in Philadelphia
Co-presented by: Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and World Café Live

2pm

  • Steve Reich – Drumming Part 1
    • So Percussion
  • Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe – Shelter
    • SIGNAL conducted by Brad Lubman
    • film by Bill Morrison
    • libretto by Deborah Artman
    • projections by Laurie Olinder
  • STEW & Heidi Rodewald –CarltonThe Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive-Ass Slippers

4pm

  • Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra
  • Uri Caine
    • Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Jim Black
  • Evan Ziporyn – Shadowbang
  • Thurston Moore – Stroking Piece #1
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen – Epic Text & StatementsVillarosa Sarialdi
    • The Crossing

6pm

  • Meshuggah – Electric RedHyperballad
    • Asphalt Orchestra
  • Paul Lansky – Threads
    • So Percussion
  • Normal LoveI Heard You Can See Baltimore from up there*, Electrolytes in the Brine*
    • Normal Love
  • Kamran Ince – Gloria (Everywhere)
    • The Crossing

8pm

  • Louis Andriessen – Workers Union
    • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Frank Zappa – Zomby WoofPulse March
  • Goran Bregovic – Champagne
    • Asphalt Orchestra
  • Sun Ra Arkestra
  • Annie Gosfield – Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
    • Todd Reynolds

10pm

  • Jamaaldeen Tacuma/G. Calvin Weston
    • Keepers of the Chaos
  • Matmos
  • Matmos & So Percussion – Treasure State (selections)
    • Matmos & So Percussion
  • Kyaw Kyaw Naing – Bang on a Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing (selections)

*World Premiere

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Music of Julia Wolfe

Le Poisson Rouge
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The music of Julia Wolfe comes to Le Poisson Rouge, performed by Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band, Matthew Welch, and JACK Quartet:

Stronghold, for 8 double basses (performed by Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band)
LAD, for 9 bagpipes (performed solo with accompanying pre-recorded bagpipes by Matthew Welch)
Dig Deep, for string quartet (performed by the JACK Quartet.

More information and tickets here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Music of David Lang Interpreted

Guggenheim Museum
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The Guggenheim’s Works and Process Season Opening Benefit features David Lang’s large ensemble work Forced March and the percussion quartet The So-Called Laws of Nature set to new choreography by Jessica Lang and Pontus Lidberg. World premiere performances by Morphoses will be interspersed with discussion between the three collaborators.

More information and tickets here.

October 8October 9, 2010

A House in Bali

Cutler Majestic Theater at Emerson College
Boston, MA map

Evan Ziporyn’s new culturally and musically ground-breaking opera makes its east coast debut.

Bang on a Can All-Stars & Gamelan Salukat
Music by Evan Ziporyn
Libretto by Paul Schick (based on the memoir of Colin McPhee)
Directed by Jay Scheib

More information here
Purchase tickets here