Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.
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;
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’ World Tuning Meditation. in this piece, we'll be led in the meditation by Pauline's longtime partner, the extraordinary multi-disciplinary artist IONE.
a hypnotic other-worldly odyssey solo set by electronic multi-instrumentalist and singer Julianna Barwick;
a fantastic and moving piece by the brilliant and versatile bassist Gregg August titled The Audacity of Forgiveness;
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 Ben Frost, Michael Riesman, and many more!
Support for LOUD Weekend and Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland, Amphion Foundation, the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Danish Arts Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Robert Black Bass Scholarship, Leslie Lassiter, Thomas Leonard, Herb Leventer, SNYK, Elizaabeth and Justus Schlichting, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Williamson Foundation for Music