Jewish Museum – Robert Black, The Hartt Bass Band, and Friends

Thursday, November 5, 20157:30pm9:00pm

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Jewish Muesum - Robert Black

Composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain had to develop their own unique ways of pushing musical boundaries. Bassist and founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars Robert Black anchors a program of chamber music by experimental Soviet composers Galina Ustvolskaya, Arthur Lourie, and Sofia Gubaidulaina. A highlight of the program is a rare performance of Ustvolskaya’s relentless Composition No. 2 for piano, eight double basses, and one giant cube of wood.

This performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photos, Early Soviet Film.