Tours

NYU Percussion Ensemble performs Glenn Kotche

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

NYU Percussion Ensemble performs in collaboration with the Program in Music Composition. Featuring Glenn Kotche’s Drum Set Quartet No. 54 and the world premieres of 10 new works by NYU composers: Alex Appel, Spencer Arias, Bryson Barnes, Boris Ivanov, James Newberry, Gemma Peacocke, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Ryan Tutton, Monte Weber, and Brian Paul Zimmerman. The concert is free and open to the public, and features a pre-concert talk with Kochte starting at 6:45.

Frederick Loewe Theatre at NYU
35 W 4th St.
New York, NY 10012

Omaha Diner US Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2014 to Wednesday, November 12, 2014

OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.

The Diner is: Charlie Hunter – 7 string guitar. Bobby Previte – drums. Steven Bernstein – trumpet. Skerik – saxophone.

The Diner only plays #1 hits. If it didn’t make it to #1, they don’t play it.

TBA

Trio Mediaeval and the Saltarello Trio perform David Lang

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Song of Songs features the world premiere performances of two incredible new works by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang and renowned composer Betty Olivero centred around the ancient text The Song of Songs or The Song of Solomon.

The brilliant Norwegian Trio Mediaeval collaborate with Garth Knox’s stunning Saltarello Trio for the first time in Drogheda Louth to perform the new compositions.

The new compositions, Lang’s just (after the song of songs) and Olivero’s En La Mar Hai Una Torre (In the sea there is a lighthouse) are lyrical yet beautiful contemporary spiritual works that are breathtaking from start to finish. The concert will also feature Garth Knox performing Berio’s Naturale which is apt considering Berio was one of Olivero’s most important teachers. This is one concert not to miss.

St. Peter's Church
Drogheda, LT Ireland

Sō Percussion at Cornell University

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

Titans of the contemporary music scene, Sō Percussion has exhilarated audiences and redefined the percussion ensemble. Committed to collaboration and working with young musicians, they will perform brand-new compositions by Cornell’s student composers in addition to pieces such as Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich and Music for Wood and Strings by Bryce Dessner.

Bailey Hall at Cornell University
230 Garden Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Rain

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014

With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene, gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. The choreographer leads the dancers to transmit the rhythmic pulsations of Music for Eighteen Musicians, by Steve Reich, a quintessential work performed here by the Ensemble Ictus. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”. The performance will be featuring Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet as dancers and instrumentalists Ensemble Ictus and Synergy Vocals.

Performances will be on October 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 and November 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7.

Palais Garnier
Paris, France

TERMINALS Release Party

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Terminals @ Helsinki, Hudson NY

Terminals @ Helsinki, Hudson NY

BOBBY PREVITE, SO PERCUSSION, JOHN MEDESKI and CANTALOUPE MUSIC

Join BOBBY PREVITE, SO PERCUSSION, JOHN MEDESKI and CANTALOUPE MUSIC for a special evening of music and raconteuring at the record release party for Previte's TERMINALS, a new work written for the spectacular Sō Percussion (Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting) and a cadre of Previte's favorite improvisers. At 8 pm, Sō will take the stage to play selections from their vast repertoire, which spans the history of percussion music and beyond. Previte will then introduce TERMINALS, holding forth on his sometimes harrowing, always hilarious 40 years in music, which may include the (in)famous ‘Chicago Hotel From Hell’ and ’Johnny’s Gonna Kill Ya’ stories. To cap off the evening, Sō, Previte and keyboard legend Medeski will join forces in a command performance of TERMINALS 4 and 5, for drum set and organ, during which, if you're close enough, you might feel the breeze from the end of Quillen’s whip. 

The evening will be recorded for later streaming on Cantaloupe Music's YouTube channel and other media outlets (to be announced). 

Don't miss this one of a kind event! And, if the vinyl gods comply, there will be, literally, 'hot off the press' copies of the double LP on hand to sign and to sell. 

Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY 12534
Touring in support of: 

Ensemble ACJW performs 'these broken wings' at Carnegie Hall

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW

Sir Simon Rattle has called Ensemble ACJW “wonderful players.” This is just one of the accolades this inspirational collective of outstanding young professional musicians—fellows in a two-year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers—have received. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major is featured on this program. One of the composer’s most cheerful works, the effervescent Septet looks back to the light and genial wind serenades of Haydn and Mozart. 

Composed in 2008 for contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird, David Lang's these broken wings comprises three movements that present three distinct physical and musical challenges that stretch the musicians’ abilities to their limits.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

German Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Colin Currie and his percussion group perform an array of Steve Reich repertoire in Köln, Germany. This list includes Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet, Mallet Quartet and the German Premiere of Reich's new work, Quartet.

Bischofsgartenstraße 1,
Köln, 50667 Germany
Phone: +49 221 204080

Tenso Days in Rīga

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00pm

David Lang's the little match girl passion will be performed by the Latvian Radio Chorus at Rīga 2014 as part of Tenso Days In Rīga.

Church of St. Peter
Skārņu iela 19
Rīga, 1050 Latvia
Phone: +371 67 181 941

John Luther Adams on Vancouver New Music Festival 2014: Sonic Topographies

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 4:30pm
Vancouver New Music Festival 2014

Vancouver New Music Festival 2014
Sonic Topographies

Composers and sound artists all over the world are turning their ears to the music of the earth and its people to reconsider what artistic creation means in a context that fosters sustainable ideas about creativity, culture, and tradition. The festival showcases composers, musicians and sound artists who are fostering new, sound-based explorations of ideas that emerge from natural, interlocking cycles and alternative systems of thought.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Akio Suzuki | Annea Lockwood | Hildegard Westerkamp | John Luther Adams (Ilimaq)
8PM concert | 7PM artist talk with Annea Lockwood
This event will be broadcast live by CiTR at 101.9FM, with live streaming and podcasts available at citr.ca

Friday, October 17, 2014
Raven Chacon | John Luther Adams (The Light Within| Georg Friedrich Haas | Hildegard Westerkamp | Tristan Murail
8PM concert | 7PM artist talk with Raven Chacon and Leslie García

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Leslie García | John Luther Adams (Four Thousand Holes)ildegard Westerkamp | Annea Lockwood
8PM concert | 7PM artist talk with Hildegard Westerkamp

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Michael O’Neill | John Luther Adams (Songbirdsongs) | Annea Lockwood | Hildegard Westerkamp
3:30PM concert | 2PM free panel discussion
This event will be broadcast live by CiTR at 101.9FM, with live streaming and podcasts available at citr.ca

Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor
823 Seymour St. 2F
Vancouver, BC Canada

What?…Wow: David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
What?…Wow: David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015

Recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are set to wow Irish audiences at What?…Wow: David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015 at the National Concert Hall, over two days on 6th and 7th of March 2015.

Presented by New Music Dublin, this truly unique festival featuring a range of Irish and internationally renowned ensembles, is curated by the Bang on a Can co-founder and Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang who’s own composition man made will be performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with New York based quartet - So Percussion.

Highlights of the festival include the signature 8-hour Bang on a Can Marathon with performances of works by Irish and international composers; including the premieres of works by Bang on a Can co-founders Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, Irish composer Linda BuckleyBryce Dessner (of The National), and Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.  PLUS Bang on a Can’s acclaimed live arrangement of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.

• 9 ensembles, 6 Concerts, 5 premières, 2 days, 1 venue, 1 festival
• 8-hour Bang on a Can Marathon with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crash Ensemble, So Percussion, RTÉ Contempo Quartet
• World première of works by BOAC co-founder Michael Gordon and Irish composer Linda Buckley
• European première of John Luther Adam’s Pulitzer prize-winning work Become Ocean, described by the New Yorker as ‘the loveliest apocalypse in musical history’
• Irish première of Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer
• Irish première of Music for Wood & Strings by Bryce Dessner (of the National)
• Performance of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, Ireland
Touring in support of: 

Timber in Scandinavia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nordic Seks performs Timber in Scandinavia.

October 15, Oslo, Norway (TBA)

October 16, Gothenburg, Sweden at the GAS festival

October 18, Århus, Denmark (TBA)

TBA
Touring in support of: 

World Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Colin Currie returns to Southbank Centre with four captivating Steve Reich scores including a world premiere.

Steve Reich and Colin Currie open with one of Reich's most popular pieces, the mesmerising Clapping Music, which started life simply as 'a piece of music that needed no instruments beyond the human body' (Reich).

In the rest of the concert, the Colin Currie Group highlight Reich's interest in tuned percussion instruments, such as marimbas and vibraphones, which have been a feature of his compositions since studying Javanese gamelan and African music in the early 1970s. 

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom

Wild Sound

Sunday, October 5, 2014 to Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo by Michael Wilson

Wilco’s Glenn Kotche joins Third Coast Percussion to present his expansive Wild Sound, a new piece written for the group that sees the onstage construction and destruction of instruments custom-designed by Kotche and University of Notre Dame engineers. Incorporating found recordings from Kotche’s travels around the world, the piece is a sonic investigation into everyday life and our propensity to create and destroy. With music by Steve Reich and Glenn Kotche and performances by Kotche and Third Coast Percussion, the evening expands the definition of music as heard in both natural and urban settings.

Wild Sound is commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series.

The Music Room at SPCO Center
408 Saint Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them. 

David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them. Everyone around him has his or her own sharp view of what that disappearance means, of why it had to happen, and of what will happen now that there is a ‘hole’ where a man used to be. The Difficulty of Crossing a Field is intended to cross between opera and theater worlds, mixing arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with intense drama. It is written for 5 principals and a small chorus, and the accompaniment is for string quartet on stage, both as the “orchestra” and as part of the set. Ultimately, it is an opera in which the damage done by slavery leaks from the physical to the metaphysical world.

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Colin Currie at De Doelen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:15pm

Photo by Marco Borggreve

Percussionist Colin Currie with help from DoelenKwartet and members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra perform a variety of pieces including Elliott Carter's Figment V, Per Nørgård's Fire on Water, Steve Reich's - Drumming (Part 1) and many more.

De Doelen
Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands

riSE and fLY @ Southbank Centre

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Colin Currie and the Youth Orchestra of Bahia perform Julia Wolfe's riSE and fLY and Mahler's First Symphony.

Inspired by New York City street beats and the rhythms of American work song, Julia Wolf'es riSE and fLY is a dazzling work composed especially for Colin Currie.

Borrowing the title from a chain gang work song, Wolfe's intention is to 'take Colin to a new place and to bring something earthy and visceral to the orchestra – to break with formality and get down and dirty.'

The result is a thrilling evocation of street drummers, accordionists, singers, Chinese stringed erhus and the folk tradition of body percussion that fully encapsulates the festival's title, Metal, Wood and Skin.

Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, LND United Kingdom

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: Caleb Burhans

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum partner for the fourth summer in presenting Music in the Garden, an innovative performance series held in the Museum's celebrated sculpture garden. 

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Caleb Burhans will close out the Music in the Garden series on September 14 performing selections from his 2013 album, Evensong and more. Evensong is Burhans’ debut album as a lead composer and recording artist.

Free with museum admission.

 

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, NY 11106
Touring in support of: 

New Music Detroit presents Strange Beautiful Music VII

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
New Music Detroit presents Strange Beautiful Music VII

New Music Detroit presents Strange Beautiful Music VII

NMD brings our 7th annual marathon concert to The Max! We have an exciting artist lineup including two world premieres: John Zorn's "Trilogy" and Frank Pahl's "An Imperfect Suite." New York-based violinist, Todd Reynolds, will join us for a set of compositions and improvisation. NMD will perform works by Louis Andriessen, John Luther Adams, Bill Ryan, Evan Ziporyn, and Detroit premiere of David Lang's death speaks with special guest, Shara Worden! We also look forward to appearances by GVSU's New Music Ensemble, Miles Brown's End Game, Donald Sinta Sax Quartet and Clem Fortuna.

Max Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Touring in support of: 

Become Ocean Listening Party w/ John Luther Adams

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

To celebrate the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's recording of the work, set to be released September 30, join us for this exclusive event to experience Become Ocean in engulfing 5.1 surround-sound, just as the composer says it was meant to be heard.

John Luther Adams’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean “may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history,” according to Alex Ross of The New Yorker

To celebrate the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's recording of the work, set to be released September 30, join us for this exclusive event to experience Become Ocean in engulfing 5.1 surround-sound, just as the composer says it was meant to be heard. Divided evenly by three cresting, crashing crescendos, Become Ocean presents Adams’s unique synthesis of surface lushness with roiling, subterranean might. 

The evening begins with a conversation between Adams and Q2 Music’s Helga Davis about the inspiration behind the piece and its ambitious new recording by the Seattle Symphony, under the direction of Ludovic Morlot.     

Enjoy an alternate set-up with alternative lighting, spacing, seating and complementary visuals approved by Adams and designed to provide the optimum environment for experiencing Become Ocean. As Adams writes:

"As a composer and a listener, I hope to discover strange, beautiful new places, and to get hopelessly lost in them. The best place to experience Become Ocean is in the middle of the stage, between the three instrumental choirs of the orchestra. At Carnegie Hall, that’s not possible. So I invite you to join me at The Greene Space, for an immersive experience of the new surround-sound recording, courtesy of Cantaloupe and Q2 Music."

Get your tickets on Pledgemusic:

At the $100 level, you'll get a signed CD, plus a coveted ticket to our pre-release surround-sound listening party! What's more, check out the campaign now for these and other exclusives, and you'll gain access to a short clip of JLA in the mixing studio, discussing his love of recordings and how they've influenced him as a composer. Join the Become Ocean community and help us spread the word!

The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
Touring in support of: 

Alarm Will Sound @ Next Wave Festival

Friday, September 12, 2014 to Saturday, September 13, 2014

Alarm Will Sound performs two distinctive programs, featuring music by composers associated with Nonesuch. The first evening features the music of John Adams, including Son of Chamber Symphony, Chamber Symphony, Scratchband, and an arrangement of Hoodoo Zephyr. The second evening comprises Tyondai Braxton’s Fly By Wire, Steve Reich’s Radio Rewrite, and Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Philip Glass & Steve Reich @ Next Wave Festival

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two of the strongest forces in minimalist music, Philip Glass and Steve Reich, join forces as they their ensembles perform a collection of their greatest works. The two composers will also be performing together on Reich's Four Organs as they share the stage for the first time in 30 years!

Sep 9

Four Organs
By Steve Reich
Performed by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres

the CIVIL warS: “Cologne” excerpt 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Music in Twelve Parts: Parts 1 & 2 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Akhnaten: Act 1, Scene 1, “Funeral of Amenhotep III”
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Music for 18 Musicians
By Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians

Sep 10

Four Organs
By Steve Reich
Performed by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, and percussionist Dave Cossin

Drumming 
By Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians

Music in Similar Motion 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble with Steve Reich

In the Upper Room: Dance IX
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Einstein on the Beach: Act 4, Scene 1, "Building"
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Powaqqatsi: “Mosque and Temple” 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Koyaanisqatsi: “The Grid” 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

The Photographer: Act III 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Sep 11

Clapping Music 
By Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich and TBD

WTC 9/11 
By Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians

Sextet 
By Steve Reich
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians

Music in Similar Motion 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble with Steve Reich

Glassworks: “Floe,” “Façades,” and “Rubric” 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Symphony No. 1 "Low": II, “Some Are” 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Einstein on the Beach: Act 4, Scene 3, “Spaceship” 
By Philip Glass
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Grand Band at the Rite Of Summer

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

New York’s piano sextet Grand Band presents "A Bigger Picture" – performed by Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore, and Isabelle O’Connell. The New York Times calls Grand Band "the Traveling Wilburys of the city’s new-music piano scene." They will present a program of recent works by Philip Glass, Kate Moore, Steve Reich, and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon – Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars... (or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You.) – and Paul Kerekes. [Performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.]

Governor's Island
New York, NY

Prom 37

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:15pm

The after-hours late-night atmosphere is a fitting backdrop to the pulsing rhythmic repetitions of Minimalism’s founding father, Steve Reich. Relive the experimentation of It’s Gonna Rain – the tape piece that first put Reich on the map back in 1965 – its hypnotic layers of spoken sound transforming a street preacher into a strange, disembodied instrument.

The Desert Music twitches and throbs with life, offering a meditation on fragments of William Carlos Williams’s poetry. The BBC Singers are joined by contemporary specialists the Endymion ensemble.

 

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7589 8212

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: JACK Quartet

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum partner for the fourth summer in presenting Music in the Garden, an innovative performance series held in the Museum's celebrated sculpture garden on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. All concerts are free with Museum admission.

On August 10, the celebrated New York string ensemble JACK Quartet will perform works from composer Ken Thomson's new CD from Cantaloupe Music, THAW.

Free with museum admission.

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, NY 11106
Touring in support of: 

Radio Rewrite @ MASS MoCA

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

As part of the Bang On A Can Summer Institute's Marathon, participting fellows from the festival will be performing Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

SoSI

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

The So Percussion Summer Institute (SoSI) is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers. The four members of So Percussion serve as faculty in rehearsal, performance, and discussion of contemporary music.

The seminar closes with the Summer Institute Closing Marathon featuring the students of the seminar performing works by Michael Gordon, John Cage, Dmitri Tymoczko, Ju Ri Seo, Dan Trueman, and more!

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542

Bang on a Can Plays Natalie Jeremijenko

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

Spectacle beneath the upside-down trees! Or is that above? Wilco’s explosive drummer and percussionist extraordinaire Glenn Kotche is joined by a host of players for a percussion extravaganza, under Natalie Jeremijenko’s twisted Tree Logic. Loud, hard-rocking, and a lot of fun.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can Plays Anselm Kiefer

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas is quickly becoming a superstar of contemporary music, and one of his greatest hits is his piece In iij. Noct. Not for listeners who are afraid of the dark, this piece is performed in a completely lightless room, with the musicians spread around the audience. A one-of-a-kind music experience.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can Plays Sol LeWitt

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:30pm

Frequent Summer Festival guest Steve Reich joins us for a concert of his works, including Electric Counterpoint and more, in the midst of MASS MoCA's kaleidoscopic Sol LeWitt galleries. Reich was good friends with Sol LeWitt from their days as young artists on the New York scene together in the 1960s. Reich will talk about about his relationship with Lewitt after the performance.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can @ Windsor Lake

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join the entire Bang on a Can Summer Festival and most of our friends and neighbors of North Adams at beautiful Windsor Lake for our annual avant-variety show. Bring a lawn chair or sit on the grass. Bring a bathing suit and a picnic supper. 
 

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can plays Mark Dion

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:30pm

Everything in its right place. Morton Feldman changed the meaning of the word quiet with his meditative and ethereal music. Feldman's music is finely detailed and rigorously made, and it seems somehow fitting to perform it at the entrance of Mark Dion’s encyclopedic Octagon Room.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can Plays Ann Hamilton

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

MacArthur Prize-winning artist Ann Hamilton has created a series of wearable hand-made paper components in her artistic residency at Dieu Donné. With the help of Bang on a Can All-Stars Mark Stewart and David Cossin, an ensemble of Bang on a Can Fellows will premiere a piece specially created to explore the sound vocabulary of paper through body movements. 

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

Bang on a Can World Premiere Composer Concert

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:30pm

The Bang on a Can Summer Festival has become a meca for curious and powerful young composers from around the world. This concert featuresnine world premieres by this year's composer fellows, written specifically for this concert, and performed by all of this year's performer fellows and most of its faculty.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

BANG ON A CAN PLAYS TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:30pm

In the middle of Teresita Fernández’s dynamic, monumental works, the Bang on a Can Festival String Orchestra plays a monumental work of its own. Conductor Brad Lubman leads the strings in a performance of Julia Wolfe's intense and harrowing Cruel Sister, based on a chilling folk song of two sisters tragically in love with the same man.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

My Brightest Diamond @ MASS MoCA

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

Shara Worden keeps singing, now as her indie alter ego My Brightest Diamond. A frequent collaborator with such artists as Sufjan Stevens and David Byrne, My Brightest Diamond plays a special solo late night set.

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall St
North Adams, MA 01247

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