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!


LONG PLAY? No :( Canland? Yes :) So we've got some good news and some bad news...first the bad news. We've now spoken to all the artists and partners and can now officially confirm that the inaugural run of our LONG PLAY festival has been postponed indefinitely. As soon as the world heals to the point we can once again throw parties and concerts, we'll LOUDLY reschedule. To all ticket holders - look for an email this week regarding refunds and donations. Our ticket hub Eventbrite is working with us to make sure we respond efficiently to all requests and concerns. Since 1987 we've done our best to save, record and video as many of our programs as possible. We're now busily putting the finishing touches on an ALL ACCESS archive of all 33 years of music-making. We're calling it Canland. Our vision for Canland is that it's not just a museum-like catalog, but a meeting place for the extraordinary world we have built together over these many years, a place to connect and reconnect with the music, the composers, the performers, the experiences we've shared, and most important, with one another during this very unusual time of separation. Here's just one of the magical moments that you'll find in our Canland archives. On May 11, 1989 John Cage took the stage before the marathon and read this mesostic...

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

Join us at Merkin Hall on January 28 for the 2020 Peoples Commissioning Fund Concert, pesented by Ecstatic Music and hosted by John Schaefer and New Sounds Live.

The All-Stars will perform world premieres by:

Amanda Berlind
Alvin Curran
Hildur Guđnadóttir
Qasim Naqvi

Plus Phil Kline's Exquisite Corpses (a 1998 PCF commission!) and Julius Eastman's Stay On It.