Bang on a Can’s LOUD Weekend

August 2, 12:00 pm August 4, 2019, 10:00 pm

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 map
Bang on a Can's LOUD Weekend North Adams Massachusetts
Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music. 

View LOUD Weekend schedule and program

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; Daniel Reimer, Dither Guitar Quartet,  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 Michael Riesman, and many more!


LOUD Weekend Hour by Hour

Friday August 2

3:30 PM Special Welcome Show in the Courtyard! Bang on a Can Street Ensemble: Charles Mingus: The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jiveass Slippers (arr Jose Davila, orch Ed RosenBerg III), Tatsuya Yoshida: Zwimbarrac Khafzavrapp (arr Ken Thomson)

4:00pm MUSIC BY JULIUS EASTMAN, ANNIE GOSFIELD, PAMELA Z[Hunter Center] JULIUS EASTMANGay Guerrilla | ANNIE GOSFIELD, Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery | PAMELA ZAttention (with film)

5:30pm DITHER plays TRISTAN PERICHInterference Logic[Building 6 Event Space]

6:00pm PETER MAXWELL DAVIESEight Songs for a Mad King[Club B10]

6:30pm SOO-YEON LYUH plays Music for the Haegum[The Chalet]

7:30pm BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play FIELD RECORDINGS with special guest PAMELA Z[Hunter Center]

Music by Anna Clyne, Ben Frost, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Todd Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, Pamela Z, and more

8:30pm MICHAEL RIESMAN plays PHILIP GLASS[Wardwell Gallery]

9:00pm DITHER plays BRENDON RANDALL-MYERS, Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies[Club B10]


10:00pm BRIAN ENO, Discreet Music performed by CONTACT with film Deck by SUZANNE BOCANEGRA[Hunter Center]

11:00pm BANG ON A CAN STREET ENSEMBLE Ruth Crawford-Seeger: String Quartet II-IV (arr Nathan Koci), Meredith Monk: St Petersburg Waltz (arr Ken Thomson), Tatsuya Yoshida: Zwimbarrac Khafzavrapp (arr Ken Thomson), Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime (arr Ken Thomosn)[The Chalet]

Saturday August 3

11:15am ORCHESTRA OF ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS with Mark Stewart[Couryard A]

12:00pm WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT 1 Music by Sophia Jani, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Darian Donovan Thomas, Dai Wei[Hunter Center]

12:00pm – 5:00pm FOUND SOUND NATION’S OUROBORIUM Interactive Geodesic Dome (Family Friendly!)[Building 6.1A]

1:00 PM BANG ON A CAN STREET ENSEMBLE Conlon Nancarrow: Study No 20 (arr Ken Thomson), Ruth Crawford-Seeger: String Quartet II-IV (arr Nathan Koci)[Spencer Finch gallery]

1:30 PM ANNEA LOCKWOODThousand Year Dreaming [Building 6 Event Space]2:00 PM

PETER MAXWELL DAVIESEight Songs for a Mad King[Club B10]

2:30 PM GREGG AUGUST ENSEMBLE The Audacity Of Forgiveness [The Chalet]

3:30pm HANS ABRAHAMSEN, Schnee [Hunter Center]

5:00pm CONTACT plays CANADA Allison Cameron, Jordan Nobles, Andrew Noseworthy, Jerry Pergolesi, Ann Southam [Building 4 Gallery]

PAMELA Z[The Chalet]

6:00pm JULIUS EASTMANStay On It [Club B10]

6:30pm JULIANNA BARWICK[Hunter Center]

7:30 PM ROBERT BLACK plays Moore, Xenakis, Glass[Building 5 Gallery]

8:30pm SUN RA ARKESTRA [Hunter Center]

9:30pm ANNIE GOSFIELDDetroit Industry & Almost Truths and Open Deceptions [Club B10]

HORSE LORDS [The Chalet]

11:00pm PHILIP GLASS: Dracula with film[Hunter Center]

12:00am TRISTAN PERICH[The Chalet]

Sunday August 4

11:30am WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT 2 Music by Rafailia Bampasidou, Matiss Cudars, Celia Swart, Phong Tran[Hunter Center]

12:30pm TERRY RILEY: In C [Building 6 Event Space]

12:00 – 3:00pm Found Sound Nation’s Ouroborium Interactive Geodesic Dome (Family Friendly!)[Building 6.1A]



PAMELA Z, Attention | DAVID LANG, prayers for night and sleep | JULIA WOLFE, my lips from speaking | MICHAEL GORDON, Dry [Hunter Center]

4:00pm PAULINE OLIVEROS: The Worldwide Tuning Meditation IONE, meditation instructor [Hunter Center]

See the poster: Loud-Weekend DayByDay-program