'the national anthems' performed by Vox Humana

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:45pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Vox Humana presents choral repertoire spanning over 500 years. Works by Dvorák, Ešenvalds, Gesualdo, Pärt, Rheinberger, and from the composer of “the little match girl passion”, the British Columbia premiere of David Lang’s “the national anthems” accompanied by the Emily Carr String Quartet. The concert will also feature “Bush Chord”, a newly commissioned work by Victoria composer Tobin Stokes, as well as “Woefully Arrayed” by John McCabe, and written for Stile Antico.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC V8V 3N4 Canada
Touring in support of: 

Ars Nova Copenhagen performs at Klang Festival

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:00pm


Jean Mouton (1459-1522):
Ave Maria Virgo Serena

Anon. 14. årh.:
Dole Super Te - Absolon Fili mi

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474):
Lamentatio Sanctae Matris Ecclesia

Gregoriansk sang:
(i) Herodes Iratus; (ii) Vox in Rama

Jean Mouton:
Ave Sanctissima Maria

David Lang (b.1957):
where you go

Andrew Hamilton (b.1977):
Everything is Ridiculous

Howard Skempton (b.1947):
More Sweet than my Refrain

Steve Reich (b.1936):
Clapping Music (arr. Paul Hillier)

Terry Riley (b.1935):

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (1932-2016):
Tre Stadier (Three Stages)
I. In the Streets
II. In the Woods
III. Streets, Woods, - Like as the Waves


Blågårds Plads 6 A
2200 København N Denmark

Sō Percussion Annual Benefit and After-Party!

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

credit: Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Performances by Sō, Theo Bleckmann, and Wolfgang

After party at 10pm featuring Round Peg Square Hole


Tickets to main benefit $300 each

Tickets to after party $25 each (already included for main benefit attendees) - beginning at 10pm, doors open for a special performance by Square Peg Round Hole!

(le) Poisson Rouge
New York, NY 10012

Bang on a Can on the Summer Nostos Festival in Athens, Greece

Sunday, June 18, 2017 to Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling

The Bang on a Can All-Stars travel to Athens Greece for two shows!

June 18 - 8:30pm - Music for Airports

June 19 - 9:00pm - Anthracite Fields with the Fons Musicalis choir.

Both shows are FREE!

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Cente
Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364
Kallithea, 176 74 Greece
Touring in support of: 

Michael Gordon's 'Anonymous Man' performed by The Crossing (world premiere)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Anonymous Man is a concert-length work from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. The text is drawn from real life—Gordon's experiences living in a changing neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife (the composer Julia Wolfe), raising a family, and especially encounters with two homeless men who lived across the street. The piece reaches a surprising epiphany—after the bombing of the neighboring World Trade Center, and a few years later when one of the homeless men dies and Gordon watches the outpouring of sympathy from the community—that evokes Lincoln's funeral train going through the streets of Manhattan, including Desbrosses. The interplay of personalities is beautifully rendered in music, springing from Michael’s conversations with the homeless men—serious, funny, mysterious, poetic, and mundane.

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Cloud River Mountain - All-Stars and Gong Linna

Friday, July 14, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

Enter the world of the gods, spirits, and shamans of ancient Chinese myths and poetry in this evening-length work co-composed by Lao Luo and Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.

Your guide is the extraordinary Chinese vocalist Gong Linna, whose dynamic voice travels across vast terrains of sonic colors. Her adventurous artistic range that embraces Chinese folk, pop, and avant-garde art music has drawn comparisons to Björk. Singing in both Mandarin and English, she joins the ever-intrepid Bang on a Can All-Stars for a thrilling cross-cultural voyage through dramatic musical landscapes, from groove-driven melodies and lyrical meditations to punk back beats and stratospheric vocalizations.


Lincoln Center Festival, Gerald W. Lynch Theater
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - Public Performances

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a musical utopia for innovative musicians in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The residency portion of the project is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music and runs from July 17-Aug 6.  The cornerstone of the residency are the public performances which run from July 19- Aug 5. The performances include daily recitals by faculty and fellows of the residency in the MASS MoCA galleries (free with museum admission), additional free performances in the community, and a festival finale blow-out concert - a 6 hour performance in the Hunter Center on Aug 5! More information coming soon.

1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

JACK Quartet: Music of JLA

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

On this first night of the John Luther Adams Festival, JACK Quartet performs music from the album The Wind in High Places, including the pastoral 2011 title piece as well as the 2015 quartets Canticles of the Sky and untouched, and Dream of the Canyon Wren (2013), a work composed specifically for the JACK Quartet.

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Named for the iconic human-shaped stone monuments erected by indigenous peoples of the Arctic to mark important locations, Inuksuit is intended to create a harmonious marriage of music and geography that allows the audience to create their own experience as they move within the vast performance area. As listeners’ walk, the balance between various musicians located within the space changes, mixed with the natural sounds of the environment – a primary aspect of the concept JLA calls “sonic geography.” The recording of the work won the 2015 GRAMMY Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition,” and filmmaker Len Kamerling’s feature-length film Strange and Sacred Noise includes footage of the piece performed on the tundra in Alaska. Percussionist and composer Doug Perkins directs this event held in a public location to be named soon.


Location TBA
San Francisco, CA
Touring in support of: 

John Luther Adams: Veils and Vesper

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Composed in 2005, Veils and Vesper is a four-part electronic soundscape that evolves slowly and organically over its six-hour duration in the hallowed confines of Grace Cathedral. Presented as an audio installation, the piece, and the audience’s experience of it, constantly shifts and changes as listeners move around the space. Like few other musical experiences presented at Grace, Veils and Vesper will take full advantage of the cathedral’s unique acoustic properties and natural 7-second delay.

Grace Cathedral
1100 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

BBC Proms: Bang on a Can at 30

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:15pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Bang on a Can represents all that is most gleefully non-conformist and boundary-breaking in new music. Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, this pioneering American artistic collective and its three composer-directors, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, bring their signature energy to this Late Night Prom, together with their six-piece amplified ensemble.

The All-Stars perform classic works by Wolfe, Lang and Louis Andriessen alongside an 80th-birthday tribute to Philip Glass and a world premiere by Michael Gordon, performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble. Expect propulsive rhythms and plenty of big grooves.


Michael Gordon: Big Space
David Lang: sunray
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Philip Glass: Closing
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom