Applications are online now for the 2020 Media Workshop at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA. Program dates are July 25- Aug 3. Application deadline is March 26. 

Bang on a Can, our special guest faculty, John Schaefer (of WNYC's New Sounds), and 4 writers in the early stages of their careers will gather at MASS MoCA  to explore the role of criticism and journalism in today's dynamic contemporary music scene. 

February 27! Nicole Mitchell's' trio Matape, with Val Jeanty and Chad Taylor, creates ancient future soundscapes informed by the African diaspora through flute, Afro-Electronica, and percussion.

This season’s performances at the Jewish Museum celebrate the unique power of artist’s voices, and Mitchell, emerging from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, continues that theme.

(members of Bang on a Can's email list receive the member rate ticket)

EARLY BIRD and VIP tickets now available!

Come join us for the second LOUD Weekend, featuring more than 30 performances by more than 100 musicians of the works of dozens of composers. This year our special guests are the legendary Kronos Quartet, whose career spans 9 presidents and more than 1,000 commissions for string quartet. Bang on a Can owes its spirit and entrepreneurial vision to David Harrington and company, and can't wait to team up in the Berkshires for three days of concerts and shenanigans.

And we're super proud to present Nathalie Joachim and her brilliant Fanm d’Ayiti. Plus a major new work from Michael Gordon called Field of Vision for forty (40!) percussionists. Plus you can count on our Bang on a Can All-Stars to hit a few out of the park as well, individually and as a team.

The rest of the program will be announced in the spring. In the meantime, though, you can get your tickets from MASS MoCA here.

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Hello Europe! From February 25- March 8, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are performing in Manchester, London, Dublin, Denmark, and Derry. 

The tour will feature Julia Wolfe's epic new work for the All-Stars and orchestra, Flower Power; Steve Reich's 2x5; and will include performances on the Pulsar Festival, the Walled City Festival, RCNM's Original Voices series, and more!

It's gonna take a lot of support, but we've always been able to count on you. Let's do this thing…together!



Bang on a Can announces the launch of LONG PLAY, a new, three-day destination music festival, presented for the first time from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. Featuring dozens of concerts, LONG PLAY also showcases a dense network of pioneering music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Roulette, Public Records, ShapeShifter Lab, Littlefield, Brooklyn Music School, BAM Lepercq Space, outdoor events at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, and more. Festival passes and special early bird offers will be available now at

Tell the world that the experience of lifetime is a just a free, short application away. 

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The program is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. 2020 Special Guest Artists - KRONOS QUARTET!

Festival dates: July 13-Aug 3, 2020

APPLCATIONS ONLINE NOW, and due Jan 7, 2020