Bang on a Can All-Stars
On Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm, trailblazing new-music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars unveil their newest album, "Field Recordings." Be the first to hear the upcoming release with a live videocast and performance of the complete album from The Greene Space at WQXR.
Hear recent works by Steve Reich, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Anna Clyne, Todd Reynolds, Bang on a Can co-founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, and genre-hopping provocateurs Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), Nick Zammuto (The Books), Mira Calix and Bryce Dessner (The National). With Field Recordings, one hundred years of sound and imagery unfold to reveal a contemporary collective consciousness channeled through the virtuosity and force of the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Field Recordings asks composers to go into the field of recorded sound itself – to find something old or record something new, and to respond with their own music, in dialogue with what they found. What they have created is a bridge through time, sensation, and sound – a thrilling ride from New York to Hollywood to Las Vegas, from John Cage to French Canadian folk singing, from beauty treatments to tape loops, vinyl records, and more. With Field Recordings, one hundred years of sound and imagery unfold to reveal a contemporary collective consciousness channeled through the virtuosity and force of the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Hosted by Q2 Music's Helga Davis, the evening includes on-stage conversation with performers and composers, including David Lang, Anna Clyne, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, Todd Reynolds and 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music winner Julia Wolfe.