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Bang on a Can: LOUD Weekend 2021

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  • July 30-31
  • $95 2-Day Advance
    $105 2-Day Week of
    $50 Friday
    $60 Saturday
    $150 2-Day Preferred

Preferred 2-day tickets are sold out. 

Limited single-day tickets are now available. 

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.

Highlights include: The electric Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Terry Riley’s Autodreamographical Tales, a wildly unique creation from one of America’s most iconic composers and the All-Stars’ forthcoming release on Cantaloupe Music; the singular Kronos Quartet perform two concerts of new music including world premieres by minimalist godfather Terry Riley, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Sky Macklay, and more; Nathalie Joachim performs Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), her highly praised tribute to three pioneering Haitian female musicians—Carole Demesmin, Emerante de Pradines and Toto Bissainthe—weaving together their voices, stories and traditional Haitian folk music traditions; inspiringly inventive composer-performer Mazz Swift performs a solo set featuring her unique blend of avant-violin and voice; a special 75th birthday tribute to acclaimed composer and teacher Martin Bresnick; FEMENINE – composer Julius Eastman’s monumental fusion of minimalism and  jazz-informed improvisation; world premieres by Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Sky Macklay, Theo Baer, Nathan Bales, Erich Barganier, Brandon Becker, Melika Fitzhugh, Brian Krock, Lila Meretzky, Christian Quiñones; and much more! Check out the day-over-day schedule below.

 

Friday, July 30, 2021: 4pm-11pm

3:30pm
O of OI (The Orchestra of Original Instruments)
Courtyard A

4pm
JULIUS EASTMAN, Femenine
The Hunter Center

5:30pm
LISA MOORE plays FREDERIC RZEWSKI’s Amoramaro (World Premiere) and more
Philip Glass Mad Rush | Don Byron Seven Etudes | Frederic Rzewski Amoramaro | Martin Bresnick Ishi’s Song, Bundists
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

5:30pm
ARLEN HLUSKO plays world premieres from The Pandemic Solos, commissioned by Bang on a Can
Music by Gabriel Kahane, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Leyla McCalla
Spencer Finch Gallery, Building 8

6:45pm
MARTIN BRESNICK 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Martin Bresnick Caprichos Enfaticos and Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
The Hunter Center

8:15pm
Bang on a Can Summer Festival Faculty play from The Pandemic Solos, commissioned by Bang on a Can
TODD REYNOLDS plays world premiere by Dai Wei and music by Paul De Jong
LAUREN RADNOFSKY plays world premiere by Brad Lubman
GREGG AUGUST plays world premiere by Ailie Robertson
Club B10

8:15pm
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play music by Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk Spaceship (arr. Michael Gordon) | Louis Andriessen Workers Union | Philip Glass Closing (arr. Michael Riesman)
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

9:00pm
KRONOS QUARTET plays music by Jlin, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Tanya Tagaq, Stacy Garrop, Mary Kouyoumdjian*, Abel Meeropol, Antonio Haskell, Jacob Garchick (*world premiere)
The Hunter Center

10:15pm
GÉRARD GRISEY, Vortex Temporum
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

10:15pm
BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS
The Chalet

Saturday, July 31, 2021: 11am-11pm

10:30am
“Listening Session” with DAVID HARRINGTON (Kronos Quartet)

11am
ROBERT BLACK plays world premieres from The Pandemic Solos, commissioned by Bang on a Can
Music by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Jakhongir Shukur, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

12pm
NEWEST VOICES WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT
Music by Nathan Bales, Erich Barganier, Christian Quiñones, Theo Baer, Melika Fitzhugh, Brian Krock, Lila Meretzky
The Hunter Center

1:45pm
DANA JESSEN plays Through a Fragile Traverse with video by Eli Stine
Dana Jessen, Through a Fragile Traverse plus George Lewis, Seismologic
Club B10

2pm
MICHAEL GORDON, Weather One | DAVID LANG, almost all the time
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

3pm
STEVE REICH, Quartet | JULIA WOLFE, Dark Full Ride
The Hunter Center

4pm
ROBERT HONSTEIN, Soul House
Jennifer Trainer Thompson Hall, B6: Robert W. Wilson Building

4:15pm
SHELLEY WASHINGTON, Uniforms, Silk, Big Talk
Club B10

5pm
NATHALIE JOACHIM sings Fanm d’Ayiti
The Hunter Center

6pm
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play from The Pandemic Solos, commissioned by Bang on a Can
World premieres by Anna Clyne, Nick Dunston, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Aeryn Santillan.
Club B10

6pm
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play from The Pandemic Solos, commissioned by Bang on a Can
World premieres by Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, Sophie Cash, Florent Ghys, Trevor Weston.
The Hunter Center

7:30pm
KRONOS QUARTET plays music by Nicole Lizee, Terry Riley*, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Bryce Dessner, Sky Macklay*, Michael Gordon (*world premiere)
The Hunter Center

9pm
MAZZ SWIFT
Club B10

9:00pm
SOO-YEON LYUH plays music for the Haegum
The Chalet

10pm
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play TERRY RILEY, Autodreamographical Tales
The Hunter Center

 

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