Bang on a Can Marathon 2010|
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 4:00 pm
$22/ $60 Festival Pass
Our ninth consecutive Summer Marathon showcases wildly comprehensive musical experimentation. Six exciting hours of sounds from the edge, mixing music written last week with rare and mind-expanding performances of classic experimental music. This concert includes Steve Reichís Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, Arvo Partís moving avant-baroque concerto Fratres for percussion and string orchestra; Julia Wolfe's blazing Fuel for string orchestra with a film by legendary experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia); plus new arrangements of music by Swiss jazz transcendentalist Nik Baertsch, Evan Ziporyn dressing up Balinese music in ripped jeans in his Music from Shadowbang, an ensemble of Uzbekis come half way around the globe just to shake up North Adams, Christine Southworth's electrifying concerto Zap originally written for Van de Graaf generator and ensemble, pattern master Tom Johnson's translation of an ancient Indian math problem into a minimalist masterpiece, and much more. All played by some of the world's most inspired performers of new music, drawn from the faculty and fellows of our summer institute.
Other Bang on a Can Festival events include daily gallery recitals at 1:30 and 4:30 PM plus:
Don't miss a minute of the excitement! Purchase a festival pass for just $60 which includes all BOAC events and gallery admission every day of the festival.
- Late night Jam Session at Elf Parlor on Ashland Street in North Adams, Friday, July 16 10 PM. Free event.
- Family Event. Saturday, July 17, 11:30 AM -- Kids Can Too
- Bang on a Can fellows perform at Sundays at 6 in downtown Williamstown at 4 PM on Sunday, July 18. Free event.
- International George Crumb Day. Saturday, July 24
Culture Break: Closer to George Crumb, 3 PM
Gallery Recital featuring Crumbís music, 4:30 PM
Concert featuring the Music of George Crumb, 8 PM
- Fellows and faculty perform a concert at Windsor Lake, Wednesday, July 28 at 7 PM. Free event.
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, and from generous support from the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, CECArtslink, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New Spectrum Foundation, the NIB Foundation, Williamson Foundation and by the generous support of Alex Rigopulos and Sachi Sato.
The Bang on a Can Festival is sponsored in part by the the Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Foundation and