Bang on a Can & MASS MoCA Present LOUD Weekend

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA Present LOUD Weekend

Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31, 2021

A fully loaded, 2-day, eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music

We’re back! We’re live! We’re LOUD WEEKEND! This year we welcome our friends the Kronos Quartet, the intrepid troubadours of experimental music who come bearing ear-bending world premieres by Terry Riley, Mary Kouyoumdjian and Sky Macklay.  We pay tribute to Martin Bresnick, a shining light of American music celebrating his 75th birthday.  We open the second LW as we did the first, with the overlooked, and now newly discovered minimalist giant Julius Eastman.  We walk into the wondrous world of Dana Jessen and her switched-on bassoon featuring George Lewis’s ground-shaking “Seismologic.”  We welcome the joyous jazz-infused music of singer/violinist Mazz Swift.  We take an other-worldly trip into Gérard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum.  Robert Honstein takes us on an exquisite sonic walking tour through the rooms of his childhood home.  We are transported into the voices, songs and stories that run through Nathalie Joachim’s powerful Famn d’Ayiti.  And so much more!

We pay special tribute to our friend and mentor, the late-great Louis Andriessen.  And we are honored to present the world premiere of one of Frederic Rzewski’s last compositions, Amoramaro, which he wrote for the amazing pianist Lisa Moore.We spent the pandemic presenting 10 online solo marathons – commissioning composers, supporting musicians, doing what we could to keep the experimental music world alive. 

Running throughout Loud Weekend are 19 of these Pandemic Solos, all receiving their first performances in front of a live audience, all commissioned by Bang on a Can. Plus – a highlight of every summer – world premieres by the newest freshest voices of the Composer Fellows!
– Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe


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Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA hourly schedule (subject to change):

Friday, July 30, 2021: 4pm-11pm

3:30pm

The Orchestra of Original Instruments [Front Courtyard]

4:00pm

JULIUS EASTMAN, Femenine [Hunter Center]

5;30pm

LISA MOORE plays FREDERIC RZEWSKI’s Amoramaro (World Premiere) and more

Philip Glass Mad Rush | Don Byron Seven Etudes | Frederic Rzewski Amoramaro | Martin Bresnick Ishi’s Song, Bundists [Building 6 Event Space]

5:30pm

ARLEN HLUSKO plays “The Pandemic Solos”, commissioned by Bang on a Can

World premieres by Gabriel Kahane, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Leyla McCalla [Spencer Finch Gallery]

6:45pm

MARTIN BRESNICK 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

Martin Bresnick Caprichos Enfaticos and Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano [Hunter Center]

8:15pm

Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty play “The Pandemic Solos”, commissioned by Bang on a Can

TODD REYNOLDS plays world premiere by Dai Wei and music by Paul De Jong

LAUREN RADNOFSKY plays world premiere by Brad Lubman

GREGG AUGUST plays world premiere by Ailie Robertson [Club B10]

8:15pm

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play music by Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Spaceship (arr. Michael Gordon) | Louis Andriessen Workers Union | Philip Glass Closing (arr. Michael Riesman) [Building 6 Event Space]

9:00pm

KRONOS QUARTET plays music by Jlin, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Tanya Tagaq, Stacy Garrop, Mary Kouyoumdjian*, Abel Meeropol, Antonio Haskell, Jacob Garchick (*world premiere) [Hunter Center]

10:15pm

GÉRARD GRISEY, Vortex Temporum [Building 6 Event Space]

10:15pm

BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS [The Chalet]

Saturday, July 31, 2021: 10:30am-11pm

10:30am 

“Listening Session” with DAVID HARRINGTON (Kronos Quartet) [Club B10]

11:00am

ROBERT BLACK plays “The Pandemic Solos”, commissioned by Bang on a Can

World premieres by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Jakhongir Shukur, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir [Building 6 Events Space]

12:00pm

NEWEST VOICES WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT

Music by Nathan Bales, Erich Barganier, Christian Quiñones, Theo Baer, Melika Fitzhugh, Brian Krock, Lila Meretzky [Hunter Center]

1:45pm

DANA JESSEN plays Through a Fragile Traverse with video by Eli Stine; George Lewis, Seismologic [Club B10]

2:00pm

MICHAEL GORDON, Weather One | DAVID LANG, almost all the time [Building 6 Events Space]

3:00pm

STEVE REICH, Quartet | JULIA WOLFE, Dark Full Ride [Hunter Center]

4:00pm

ROBERT HONSTEIN, Soul House [Building 6 Events Space]

4:15pm

SHELLEY WASHINGTON, Uniforms, Silk, Big Talk [Club B10]

5:00pm

NATHALIE JOACHIM sings Fanm d’Ayiti [Hunter Center]

6:00pm

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play “The Pandemic Solos”, commissioned by Bang on a Can

World premieres by Anna Clyne, Nick Dunston, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Aeryn Santillan. [Club B10]

6:00pm

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play “The Pandemic Solos”, commissioned by Bang on a Can

World premieres by Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, Sophie Cash, Florent Ghys, Trevor Weston. [Hunter Center]

7:00pm

15-minute POP UP TBA?

7:30pm

KRONOS QUARTET plays music by Nicole Lizee, Terry Riley*, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Bryce Dessner, Sky Macklay*, Michael Gordon (*world premiere) [Hunter Center]

9:00pm

MAZZ SWIFT [Club B10]

9:00pm

SOO-YEON LYUH plays music for the Haegum [The Chalet]

10:00pm

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play TERRY RILEY, Autodreamographical Tales [Hunter Center]

Information on Accommodations: www.massmoca.org/visit/stay More information: www.bangonacan.org/loudweekend Watch the Trailer: bit.ly/LOUDWeekend 

“I’ve rarely witnessed such a seamless melding of art and music.” – New York Magazine

“nothing could have prepared me for the whirlwind…” – The Boston Globe

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LOUD Weekend @ MASS MoCA - Trailer 2021