Bang On A Can Summer Marathon Is Boundry-Busting New Music

Bang on a CanSaturday • July 30th 2016 at 4:00 pm
MASS MoCA • North Adams, MA

For three weeks, Bang on a Can ventures north from its home in New York City bringing brilliant performers and composers along with them to inhabit the MASS MoCA campus for three rollicking weeks of innovative, unexpected, and ear-expanding music. The Bang on a Can residency is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Music is written, read, rehearsed, performed, thought about and talked about at length. Artists and audiences come together to be immersed in the incredibly exciting music being created today.

In addition to workshops, daily performances in the museum galleries, and late-night “after-hours” concerts, the annual festival culminates its summer residency with a six-hour blow-out Marathon Concert.

This year’s festival finale features music by eco-revolutionary composer John Luther Adams—including In a Treeless Place, Only Snow and The Light Within—plus a rare performance of Steve Reich’s early classic Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices and OrganJulia Wolfe‘s raucous Tell Me Everything, and a world premiere by Bang on a Can All-Star and festival favorite, Ken Thomson.

Performed by the festival ensembles and special guests, the Marathon Concert is to include:

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm *

  • Julia WolfeTell Me Everything
  • George CrumbAncient Voices of Children
  • John Luther AdamsIn a Treeless Place, Only Snow
  • David T. Littlesweet light crude
  • Akiko UshijimaDistorting Melody

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm *

  • Brian PetuchProtosaurus
  • Frederick RzewskiComing Together
  • Andrew HamiltonMusic for People Who Like Art
  • David Langark luggage

This session includes a performance by the Orchestra of Original Instruments (O of OI) led by Mark Stewart.

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm *

  • Ken Thomson Boil
  • Missy MazzoliStill Life with Avalanche
  • John Luther AdamsThe Light Within
  • Louis AndriessenHoketus
  • Steve ReichMusic For Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ

* please note that times are approximate

While there is really no substitute for being actively engaged in a live performance, should you not be able to get to MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, know that you can soak it all in by live streaming this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon Concert. Just click the image below at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Whether you get to go or will be listening via the Internet, happy musicking this weekend!

Bang on a Can Live StreamOn July 30th at 4:00 pm CLICK THE PHOTO to go to the live stream via the Bang on a Can website. The Live Stream of the 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Marathon is produced and supported by Little Dog Live.

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