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Bang on a Can 2015

July 15 - August 1
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Brilliant musicians and composers inhabit the MASS MoCA campus for three rollicking weeks of innovative, unexpected, and ear-expanding music.

Check massmoca.org/bang for complete daily listings.

GALLERY RECITALS | MOST DAYS, JULY 15-JULY 31

1:30pm Fellows
4:30pm Faculty
Free with Museum Admission

Set in the museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day. Space is limited. First come, first served.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

4:30pm
Nick Photinos, cello, performs a new work by Florent Ghys.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

4:30pm
Vicky Chow, piano, performs music by ‪Andy Akiho, Jakub Ciupinski, Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce, and Daniel Wohl.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

1:30pm
African drumming with Lamine Toure

4:30pm
Mark Stewart & Friends! Music for Glass Musical Instruments (with members of the MIT Glass Lab Band and Moving Sand, Moving Sound, a new film by Gabe Gomez)

SATURDAY, JULY 18

11:30am

Kids Can Too!

Club B-10
$5 member tickets / $8 not-yet-members


4:30pm
Bearthoven (Karl Larson, piano; Matt Evans, percussion; Pat Swoboda, bass) performs music by Nik Bartsch, Fjola Evans, Brooks Frederickson, Brian Petuch, and Ken Thomson.

MONDAY, JULY 20

4:30pm
Vicki Ray, piano, performs The Exquisite Corps(e) - a project with music by the composition faculty at CalArts.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

4:30pm
Bang on a Can honors Ornette Coleman - “Stories and music from our time with Ornette”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

4:30pm
Todd Reynolds, violin, and friends, with special guest composer Tom Nazziola

THURSDAY, JULY 23

4:30pm
Festival faculty perform works

10pm
The Sarah Goldfeather Band performs in The Chalet.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

4:30pm
The music of Julia Wolfe, performed by festival ensembles. Program includes Lick, Four Marys, Earring, and Girl with a Blue Dress On.

10pm
Latin music big band at the American Legion Bar in North Adams. Performed by Gregg August, Joe Gonzales, Pablo Moya, and festival fellows.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

4:30pm
A giant jazzy ensemble plays TERRY RILEY: Tread on the Trail
in Francesco Clemente: Encampment
Building 5
Free with gallery admission

8pm

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play MICHAEL GORDON: Van Gogh

Gordon's oratorio dives into the restless soul of brilliant painter Van Gogh, revealing his world through the raw emotions of his personal letters.
Hunter Center
$5 member / $15 students / $24 concert / $35 concert + gallery admission


SUNDAY, JULY 26

4:30pm
JOHN CAGE: Ryoanji

a sonic and philosophical journey
in Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined

MONDAY, JULY 27

4:30PM
WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT

40 young composers and performers from around the world debut festival work by Yuri Boguinia, Ben Daniels, Molly Joyce, Mike Laurello, Pascal Le Boeuf, Brian Paul, Gemma Peacocke, Annika Socolofsky, and Kristofer Svensson.
Hunter Center


TUESDAY, JULY 28

4:30PM
DAVID LANG: Darker
with projections by Suzanne Bocanegra
Hunter Center


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

4:30pm
Toy Piano Extravaganza in Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts

Featuring music for the toy piano by John Cage, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Thomas Kotcheff, David Lang, David Smooke, and Julia Wolfe performed by HOCKET, Vicky Chow, Matt Evans, and Karl Larson.

7pm
CONCERT AT WINDSOR LAKE

Off-campus avant-variety show — bring your swimsuit and a picnic!
Windsor Lake, North Adams
All welcome!


THURSDAY, JULY 30

4:30pm
Intimate music of ALVIN LUCIER
in Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined
Post-performance talk with Alvin Lucier

8pm
ALVIN LUCIER: I Am Sitting In A Room
Lucier performs his revolutionary classic
in Sayler/Morris: Eclipse and
Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing 146A

10pm
After Hours at The Chalet
Spontaneous music with Festival Fellows in our summer beer garden


FRIDAY, JULY 31

4:30pm
Cellist ASHLEY BATHGATE
plays KATE MOORE
in Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined

10pm
After Hours at The Chalet
Spontaneous music with Festival Fellows in our summer beer garden


SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

4pm-10pm

THE BANG ON A CAN MARATHON

6-hour festival finale featuring excerpts from PHILIP GLASS's legendary Einstein on the Beach, music/video by CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, songs by MEREDITH MONK, JULIA WOLFE's forceful Singing in the Dead of Night, and more.
Hunter Center
$5 members / $15 students / $24 concert / $35 concert + gallery admission

Come and go as you please.

What to Expect for the All-Stars and Marathon concerts:
Flat seating
Patrons may order dinner before the show.
A full bar is located within the venue.

All tickets are non-refundable.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Robert Black Bass Scholarship, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Harry S. McNeil, New Spectrum Foundation, the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, Gabriel Taubman, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and Williamson Foundation for Music. Concert pianos are provided courtesy of Falcetti Music, Springfield, MA.

photo by Caleb Blansett

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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