The Noguchi Museum and Bang on a Can Present Summer–Fall 2024 Concert Series

Continuing a collaboration that has endured for over a decade, Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present a series of four live concerts in the Museum’s first floor galleries. Concerts take place on second Sundays in June through September, 3:30–4:30 pm, with a reception to follow each show. Tickets for the performances include full access to The Noguchi Museum.

Details and tickets:


Sunday, June 9, 3:30 pm

David Grubbs and Wendy Eisenberg

Guitarists Wendy Eisenberg and David Grubbs go head-to-head in a rare meeting of these two mercurial and influential musicians.

Wendy Eisenberg is an improviser and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, tenor banjo, computer, synthesizer, and voice. Their work spans genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock to delicate songs. Though often working solo as both a songwriter and improviser, they also perform in the rock band Editrix, and in endless other combinations of their heroes and peers including Bill Orcutt, Caroline Davis, Carla Kihlstedt, John Zorn, Billy Martin, and Allison Miller.

David Grubbs has released fifteen solo albums and was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. He has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Susan Howe, Will Oldham, the Red Krayola, and many others.


Sunday, July 14, 3:30 pm

Kamran Sadeghi

Kamran Sadeghi creates at the intersections of music, interdisciplinary art, and curation, utilizing multi-channel composition, moving image, and architecture alongside customized software, modular synthesis, transducers, and field recordings. Born in Iran and raised in the United States, Sadeghi emerged from Seattle’s live experimental music scene in 2005, sharing stages with Tim Hecker, William Basinski, and Vladislav Delay. While touring with the contemporary dance company Zoe Juniper in 2009, Sadeghi relocated to New York City with one foot in Europe, working for Morton Subotnick and the multi-channel Sound Art gallery Diapason, while also performing at venues such as Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia (Phil Niblock’s loft), and The Stone. His credits include collaborations with Patti Smith, Sasha Waltz, Jean-Luc Godard, and Zimoun, released on labels such as Vinyl Factory, Sacred Bones, Superpang, Apollo Records, LINE, and Sternberg Press. Sadeghi’s performances, soundtracks, and installations have been featured at venues and events worldwide, including Kraftwerk Berlin, the Louvre Museum, HKW, CTM Festival, Funkhaus Berlin, Centre Pompidou, Berghain, and the Berlin Biennale.


Sunday, August 11, 3:30 pm
Mei Semones 

Mei Semones’s sweetly evocative blend of jazz, bossa nova, and math-y indie rock is not only a way for her to find solace in her favorite genres, but is an intuitive means of catharsis. “Blending everything that I like together and trying to make something new—that’s what feels most natural to me,” says the 23-year-old Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and guitarist. On her newest EP and Bayonet Records debut Kabutomushi, Semones’s diverse sonic palette adds depth to her experiences of the complexities of love. Through the EP’s five songs, she chronicles infatuation, devotion, vulnerability, and saying goodbye in some of her closest relationships, complete with sweeping strings, virtuosic guitar-playing and heartfelt lyrics sung in both English and Japanese.


Sunday, September 8, 3:30 pm
Alex Zhang Hungtai

Since retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer of soundtracks for film. His latest musical output predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality. Solo output aside, he is also a member of an experimental trio with Portuguese musicians David Maranha and Gabriel Ferrandini, based in Lisbon. Zhang currently lives in Los Angeles and is also working as an actor in independent films.



Bang on a Can tickets include full access to The Noguchi Museum, and are priced the same as the Museum’s timed admission tickets: $16 general admission / $6 students and seniors / free for Museum members, children under 12, NYC public high school students, SNAP benefits recipients with a WIC/EBT card, visitors with disabilities and their carepartners, members of the press, and other free admission partnerships; see a full list of free programs at Tickets are available at Walk-up guests will also be welcomed based on Museum capacity.

Seating is available for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors with special access requirements or accessibility questions may contact [email protected] for assistance.