Bang on a Can concerts
Mass MoCA (1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247)
Leading up a LOUD Weekend finale, Bang on a Can fellows and faculty let loose throughout the galleries starting in mid-July, as festival musicians perform some of today’s newest music alongside the artwork, most weekdays at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The gallery concert lineup is in the works, and the museum will announce concerts as the summer goes on. Bang on a Can’s gallery concerts begin on July 13 and lead up to LOUD Weekend on July 28 to 30, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental, and electronic music over three days throughout the museum’s expansive campus.
Bang on a Can has grown from a one-day New York-based Marathon concert (on Mother’s Day in 1987 in a SoHo art gallery) to a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. Co-Founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
Along wtih the annual LOUD Weekend and LONG PLAY festivals at Mass MoCA and in New York, Bang on a Can supports commissions for emerging composers and the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who tour to major festivals and concert venues around the world every year.
Their summer music festival and professional development program at Mass MoCA supports young composers and performers, and the Asphalt Orchestra extreme street band holds mobile performances. Their Found Sound Nation, a technology-based musical outreach program, partners with the State Department to bridge the bring together young American musicians and young musicians from around the world. And Bang on a Can artists have created projects with DJs, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and more.