TODAY at MASS MoCA

Each day during the Summer Festival we share incredible new music from Fellows and Faculty. Join us  1:30 pm for a spotlight on the Bang on a Can Fellows, in rotating galleries. Just check at the Museum entrance for details. And then at 4:30 pm one of our world renowned faculty perform a concert of their own choosing. And it’s always FREE with Museum.

Today Thursday at 1:30 pm

Work Title: My Mountain Top

Composer: Andy Scott

Performer: Jessica Scott, alto flute

Gallery: Finch

Work Title: Interludium

Composer: Jeppe Ernst

Performer: Katerina Anagnostidou

Gallery: Bourgeois

Work Title: Fjögur lög með millispilum

Composer: Finnur Karlsson

Performer: Thórgunnur Anna Örnólfsdóttir, voice

Gallery: Bourgeois

Work Title: Musique de table

Composer: Thierry de Mey

Performers: Natasa Hadjiandreou, Erika Dohi, and Victor Sintchak – percussion

Gallery: The Prow

Work Title: I’m Sure You Will

Composer: Andrew Noseworthy

Performers: Yaz Lancaster and Friends (open instrumentation)

Gallery: Wardwell

 

 

Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum – Jessica Moss, August 28

Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 4pm
Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd
Long Island City, NY 11106

Sunday, August 28, 2022 4 pm–5 pm

Celebrating the twelfth season of collaboration, Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum presents its monthly concert series in the Museum’s garden and galleries in June through September.

In August’s program, Jessica Moss will perform solo with violin, voice, and pedal boards. Her music dances in all the ruminant spaces, moving from intimate melodies to multi-layered soundscapes. Wordless stories reveal themselves, internal landscapes are explored.

Free with admission; advance reservations recommended. Masks are required indoors.

noguchi.org

LOUD Weekend Still Ringing in Our Ears!

Our friends at MASS MoCA are so incredible. Who else would let us take over a living Museum, its galleries and grounds, for three days of non-stop music? The 2022 festival happened July 28-30, and now it’s but memories and oodles of audio and video recordings, many of which will make available on our archive as soon as possible. Thank you to all who played and listened!

In the meantime, you can check out the program that was, by clicking through to the LOUD Weekend mini-site.

 

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Anthracite Fields in Wroclaw

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields – May 19

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields at Zankel Hall on May 19!

The 2018 Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields was one of the season’s most unforgettable events. Inspired by the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in moving musical tableaux that depicts their plight. Hear this “major profound work” (Los Angeles Times) for the first time or be moved by it once again.

Performed by:

Bang on a Can All-Stars
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street – Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor

Jeff Sugg, Scenography and Projection Design

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Robert Black "First Friday"

First Fridays with Robert Black – May 6

The May 6th First Friday with Robert Black will include 2 sonic delights.  Miya Masaoka’s Four Moons of Pluto takes us to a beautiful, other-worldly place via a specially tuned double bass – pulsating overtones and beating harmonics are nested in a static and meditative soundscape.  Valentine by Jacob Druckman delivers a cornucopia of taps, squeaks, whispers, thumps, bumps, and plucks with a timpani mallet in a theatrically tinged explosion of extended techniques.

Program:
Four Moons of Pluto (2015) – Miya Masaoka
Valentine (1969) – Jacob Druckman

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LONG PLAY FESTIVAL! – April 29-May 1, 2022

“Right now – this minute – is an amazing time to love music. Musicians and listeners from every corner of the music world are pushing beyond their boundaries, questioning their roots, searching and stretching for the new. There has never been a time when music contained so much innovation and diversity, so much audacity and so much courage. And we want to show you all of it. With the creation of LONG PLAY we are presenting more kinds of musicians, playing more kinds of music, bending more kinds of minds. LONG PLAY expands and enlarges our scope and our reach, and puts more new faces on stages than ever before. It’s a lot of music!”

Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe

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All-Stars and Anthracite Fields (UK premiere) in London London

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields – May 19

The 2018 Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields was one of the season’s most unforgettable events. Inspired by the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in moving musical tableaux that depicts their plight. Hear the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street as they perform this “major profound work” (Los Angeles Times) for the first time or be moved by it once again.

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Asphalt Orchestra at 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon
Asphalt Orchestra at 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon download original

Stephanie Berger

Asphalt Orchestra – May 22 in Bryant Park

Julia Wolfe caps her Carnegie Hall residency with a one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan’s Bryant Park: Asphalt Orchestra. Also featuring guest artists Pan In Motion, the program includes world premieres by first-time Carnegie Hall–commissioned composers Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, and Kendall K. Williams, further highlighting Wolfe’s longtime reputation as a champion of innovative new works. They will also perform a new arrangement by Tomeka Reid and Ken Thomson‘s arrangement of Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads! Catch the beginning of the performance at the side of the park near the New York Public Library, or join the performers along the way as they march toward the main lawn!

This program is part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide free concert series.

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April 13: Julia Wolfe’s Cruel Sister at Carnegie Hall

Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

7:30 PM Zankel Hall

Julia Wolfe tells a harrowing story of sibling rivalry and murder in Cruel Sister. Based on an Old English ballad, Wolfe uses biting string attacks, unsettling drones, and otherworldly strumming and plucking to create an eerie and darkly menacing soundscape. When Cruel Sister was performed at David Lang’s 2014 collected stories series in Zankel Hall, the audience was mesmerized. Experience this haunting work and hear one of music’s most compelling musical storytellers.

Performers

Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, Music Director and Conductor
Tessa Lark, Violin

Program

MICHAEL GORDON Weather One
JULIA WOLFE With a blue dress on
JULIA WOLFE Cruel Sister

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March 3: Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer at Carnegie Hall

Julia Wolfe – in residence at Carnegie Hall this season!

Steel Hammer – March 3

Steel Hammer is a meditation on over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad. The various versions, based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales, reveal both the evolution of the story, as well as the timeless tale of human versus machine. Many of the facts are unclear, but regardless of the details, John Henry, wielding a steel hammer, faced the onslaught of the industrial age as his super-human strength is challenged in a contest to out-dig an engine. The Bang on a Can All-Stars add a slew of instruments to their usual line up – mountain dulcimer, wooden bones, banjo, harmonicas, and body percussion, as well as a dynamic trio of three female voices to tell the tale. Featuring singers Molly Netter, Rebecca Hargrove, and Sonya Headlam.