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
Work Title: Interludium
Composer: Jeppe Ernst
Performer: Katerina Anagnostidou
Work Title: Fjögur lög með millispilum
Composer: Finnur Karlsson
Performer: Thórgunnur Anna Örnólfsdóttir, voice
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)
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.
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.
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.
Bang on a Can All-Stars The Choir of Trinity Wall Street – Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
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
“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!”
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.
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.
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.
Ensemble Signal Brad Lubman, Music Director and Conductor Tessa Lark, Violin
MICHAEL GORDON Weather One JULIA WOLFE With a blue dress on JULIA WOLFE Cruel Sister
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.