Protected: LOUD Weekend 2022

LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA - July 28-30, 2022

LOUD Weekend celebrates everything that makes our residency at MASS MoCA so crucial to the universe of new ideas. Breathtaking performances of challenging new and underheard music meet the beauty of the Berkshires and the massive museum of contemporary art. Dozens of concerts, films, collaborations, world premieres and exploration, with an eye to the future and a nod to the past.


Michael Gordon's Field of Vision

Michael Gordon's House Music performed by Ashley Bathgate
Thu, Jul 28 5:00pm
Hunter Auditorium

Julia Wolfe's STEEL HAMMER

Thu, Jul 28 7:30pm
Hunter Auditorium

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer. Based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales, Wolfe retells the classic American Ballad of John Henry with exquisite vocals complemented by mountain dulcimer, banjo, bones, clogging and more. Sung by the charismatic trio Molly Netter, Sonya Headlam & Rebecca L. Hargrove

Phili Kline's "last words before vanishing from the face of the earth"

Fri, Jul 29 2:15pm
Joe's Field

Composer Phil Kline’s outdoor experiential scavenger-hunt/installation for 24 boomboxes, last words before vanishing from the face of the earth.



LOUD Weekend is an explosion of mind-bending music of the moment.

Bang on a Can’s 2022 programs are made possible with generous lead support from: Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Amphion Foundation, ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation, Atlantic Records, Daniel Baldini, Stephen A. Block, Bishop Fund, Jeffrey Calman, Charina Endowment Fund, City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Valerie Dillon and Daniel Lewis, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jaffe Family Foundation, Alan Kifferstein & Joan Finkelstein, Michael Kushner, Leslie Lassiter, Herb Leventer, MAP Fund, Raulee Marcus, MASS MoCA, Henry S. McNeil, Jr., Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jeremy Mindich & Amy Smith, Elizabeth Murrell & Gary Haney, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts (with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature), O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Justus & Elizabeth Schlichting, Scopia Capital Management, Matthew Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane & Dick Stewart, Sandra Tait and Hal Foster, David Tochen & Mary Beth Schiffman, The Family of Cece Wasserman, Williamson Foundation for Music, Adam Wolfensohn & Jennifer Small, and Wolfensohn Family Foundation.



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