The Bang on a Can All-Stars head to Australia Aug 25-30 with stops in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast! More info on our events page
On Sunday August 12, at 3pm, Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present String Noise!
Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, the “trailblazing” (Time Out New York) duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon. stringnoiseduo.com
Honoring PAULA COOPER and
ART’S GIFT TO MUSIC:
THE BIRTH OF A MUSICAL REVOLUTION
Jeffrey Bishop, Paula Cooper, Hal Foster, Philip Glass, Joan Jonas, Christian Marclay, Steve Reich, Richard Serra, Sandy Tait, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe and the entire Board of Bang on a Can cordially invite you to an evening of food, music and celebration, featuring performances by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Special Guests.
We save the very best for last. Roam the grounds and museum. Come and go. Eat and drink. Listen to music new and newer and newest. Challenge your ears and fill your brain with bold ideas. Hang with old friends and meet some new ones. If this isn't an optimistic mini-festival and world-view, then we don't know what is!
The program has been finalized, and it looks like this:
Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA 2018
Pre-show Fanfare with Mark Stewart and the Orchestra of Original Instruments
in the front courtyard
[set times are approximate]
Iannis Xenakis Akanthos
Jonathan Bailey Holland His House is Not of This Land
Julia Wolfe Cha
Pamela Z Attention
Steve Reich Radio Rewrite
Dobrinka Tabakova Such Different Paths
Andy Akiho NO one To kNOW one
György Ligeti Ramifications
Gregg August Trio for violin, bass, piano
Missy Mazzoli Vespers for a New Dark Age
Finola Merivale Emma are Eye
David Lang how to pray
Steve Reich Sextet
Michael Gordon Yo Shakespeare
Steve Reich Runner
The Bang on a Can All-Stars reunite with the Choir of Trinity Wall St, conducted by Julian Wachner, for this performance of Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer-winning Anthracite Fields at MASS MoCA. The projections by Jeff Sugg add a powerful immediacy to the text. This is a piece you will take with you when you leave the theater.
FRIDAY JULY 27 @ 1:30 IN THE GALLERIES!!
Four moons of Pluto by Miya Masaoka
Rebecca Lawrence, Will Yager, and Gregg August (double bass)
Gallery: Lewitt 1st Floor
Deep Flowers by Evan Chambers
Susan Summers (saxophone)
Gallery: Lewitt 3rd Floor
Four Miniatures for Alto Saxophone by Timothy Peterson
Dylan Ward (alto saxophone)
Gallery: Spencer Finch
Glint by Roshanne Etezady
Dylan Ward (alto saxophone) and Luke Carbon (clarinet)
Gallery: Spencer Finch
4:30pm - Daugherty / Gordon / Corigliano
In the Wardwell Gallery
John Corigliano - Stomp
Yi-Chun Lin, solo violin
Michael Gordon - The Low Quartet
Dylan Ward and Luke Carbon (alto saxophones)
Susan Summers (alto and tenor saxophone)
Ken Thomson (baritone saxophone)
Michael Daugherty - Firecracker
Shoshana Klein (oboe soloist)
￼￼Jennifer Timmins (flute/piccolo)
Ryan Schmidt (bass clarinet)
Joyce To (percussion)
Maire Carroll (piano)
Stephanie Liu (violin)
Nick Photinos (cello)
10:00 (at the Chalet)
Party Night at the Chalet
Live Band, Anything Can Happen, Dancing and Carrying On
Mark Stewart and a Cast of Thousands
Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 pm
The William Petschek Family Music Program
The utterly unique composer, pianist, and vocalist Judith Berkson performs a dynamic set featuring her unique blend of cantorial music, Hebrew liturgy, and her innovative indie-contemporary composed songs, in conjunction with Chaim Soutine: Flesh.
Includes Museum Admission
Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Elena Moon Park and Friends on
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:00pm!
Elena Moon Park is a Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist with a passion for the preservation of diverse music and culture in the United States. She is actively performing all-ages music from her album Rabbit Days and Dumplings, featuring reimagined folk and children's songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet. Released in fall 2012 by Festival Five Records, the album has received great feedback, including a Parent's Choice Award & a feature on NPR's All Things Considered.
This performance is free with museum admission.