This month the Bang on a Can All-Stars return to Europe! On November 6, the band gives the world premiere of a new piece by Erdem Helvacioglu in Istanbul, Turkey alongside Bang on a Can classics by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and from November 7-10 they join forces with renowned guitarist Lee Ranaldo on a three-city tour to Eindhoven, Amsterdam, and Antwerp performing Field Recordings and music by Bryce Dessner, Thurston Moore, Fred Frith, David Longstreth, Steve Reich, Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Brian Eno, and Lee Ranaldo himself.

More information here.

Since the beginning of Cantaloupe Music, we've noticed how there are some people who just NEED to have every record we put out! So we've designed a program for all of you out there to be ahead of the game, discovering the latest and greatest in genre-smashing music!

With a Cantaloupe Club Membership you get every new Cantaloupe CD mailed to your door, before the official release date. Join the Club this November, and you'll get the newest Cantaloupe record, Ken Thomson's THAW.

It's just $10 for your first CD and $10 for each CD thereafter with free shipping across the USA ($5 International). Plus, get an additional any catalog release in our store for $10 each (a 33.3% discount!), and a snazzy membership card. Join now.

This winter, we head to Moscow for the Bang on a Can Music Institute at the NCCA (National Center for Contemporary Arts), a visceral, hands-on program dedicated entirely to the performance of adventurous contemporary music.

From February 23-27 we will spend five days immersed in today's most exciting sounds, bringing together over a dozen performers from around Russia to participate in this program that emphasizes musical collaboration through workshops, seminars, rehearsals, and performances featuring Russian musicians playing side-by-side with the Bang on a Can All-Stars.  

The application deadline is November 1: learn more and apply now

From September 26-28, the Bang on a Can All-Stars return to France for a three-city tour alongside Paris-based minimalist-inspired chamber pop/rock group Cabaret Contemporain, which recently made its U.S. debut at the Bang on a Can Marathon in June, 2013. 

Join us on Sept. 26 at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France; Sept. 27 at l'Arsenal de Metz, Metz, France; and Sept. 28 at La Dynamo, Paris, France for programs of core Bang on a Can repertoire by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Louis Andriessen, Brian Eno, Thurston Moore, and Steve Reich.

More information and tickets here.

On September 16 and 17, the Bang on a Can All-Stars return for the third consecutive year to the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, Poland, performing their legendary arrangement of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and a set from their ever-growing multimedia performance Field Recordings. In Krakow, the All-Stars perform a new addition to Field Recordings by composer/guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National, alongside music by Jóhann Jóhannsson, Julia Wolfe, Florent Ghys, Christian Marclay, Todd Reynolds, Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Steve Reich, and Nick Zammuto. Braxton and Calix join the All-Stars onstage for the performance.  More information and tickets here.

This fall our exhilarating marching band Asphalt Orchestra brings its infectious energy to the stage in Unpack the Elephant, featuring music by Frank Zappa, David Byrne and Annie Clark, Björk, and music by members of the ensemble. Touring coast to coast throughout September and October, Unpack the Elephant made its first fall appearances in Kansas, New Hampshire, and California, and continues on to the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA on October 26. Guerrilla flash performances also pop up all along the way—stay tuned to @Asphalt_Orch on Twitter for the latest news.

This week, Found Sound Nation's OneBeat returns to New York City, brining its signature international sound to Brooklyn's Irondale on October 5 for a blow-out tour finale Marathon!

OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Beginning in early September, the second annual OneBeat has brought together 25 musicians from 16 countries around the world for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music. OneBeat 2013 began with a two-week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (Sept. 9-21), followed by a two-week tour of the Eastern seaboard featuring performances, youth workshops, and public music-making events in Charleston, SC (Sept. 22-25); Durham, NC (Sept. 26-28); Floyd, VA (Sept. 29-30); Washington, DC (Sept. 30-Oct. 2); and New York, NY (Oct. 2-5). More information and tickets here.

On August 23, the Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their ongoing major multimedia project Field Recordings at the Edinburgh International Festival!

The performance marks the UK premieres of new additions to the evening-length project written by Todd Reynolds, Anna Clyne, and Jóhann Jóhannsson, plus the world premiere of a new arrangement by Steve Reich of his The Cave of Machpelah (an excerpt from The Cave). Field Recordings also includes music by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix (appearing live with the All-Stars), Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Julia Wolfe, and Nick Zammuto.

More information and tickets here