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Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music. Head to bangonacan.org for more info.

 

Philip Glass' Dracula

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Sun Ra Arkestra

Some highlights of the inaugural Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA include: the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Field Recordings, a major multi-media concert of endless ambient textures, film, and electro-acoustic forays into the future; Ben Frost’s visceral and maniacal Music for 6 Guitars featuring Ben Frost, Daniel Reimer, Dither Guitar Quartet, and brass sextet; the incomparable and outer-planetary Sun Ra Arkestra; Dracula – the timeless, classic, original 1931 film brought to life with Philip Glass’ acclaimed score, featuring Michael Riesman of the Philip Glass Ensemble; Brian Eno’s pre-ambient classic Discreet Music performed by Contact ensemble (Toronto); a communal, open-to-the-public, all ages and skill levels ‘performance’ of Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations; a hypnotic other-worldly odyssey solo set by electronic multi-instrumentalist and singer Julianna Barwick; the just intonation electric guitar driven Baltimore band Horse Lords; pioneering composer-singer Pamela Z’s unique blend of operatic bel canto and live digital looping; composer-singer-instrument inventor Lesley Flanigan’s live sonic sculpture; special guest composers Annie Gosfield, Tristan Perich, Brendon Randall-Myers, plus music by Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe; and performances by Gregg August, Vicky Chow, David Cossin, Mark Stewart, Ken Thomson, Brad Lubman, Nick Photinos, Todd Reynolds, Lauren Radnofsky, additional solo sets by Ben Frost, Michael Riesman, and many more!

2

Aug

Fri

 

Contact

Brian Eno, Discreet Music

performed by Contact with film by Suzanne Bocanegra

Bang on a Can Field Recordings

Bang on a Can All-Stars play Field Recordings

with special guest Pamela Z

Bang on a Can

Music by Julius Eastman, Annie Gosfield, Pamela Z

Julius Eastman, Gay Guerrilla | Annie Gosfield, Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery | Pamela Z, Attention (with film)
Michael Riesman

Michael Riesman plays Philip Glass

Bang on a Can

Peter Maxwell Davies, Eight Songs for a Mad King

Soo-Yeon Lyuh

Soo-Yeon Lyuh plays Music for the Haegum

Dither

Dither plays Brendon Randall-Myers, Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies

Dither

Dither plays Tristan Perich: Interference Logic

Lesley Flanigan

Lesley Flanigan

Bang on a Can

Bang on a Can Street Ensemble

 

3

Aug

Sat

 

Sun Ra Arkestra

Sun Ra Arkestra

Dracula

Philip Glass’ Dracula with film

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Horse Lords

Horse Lords

Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Artist Panels

Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, WNYC’s John Schaefer

Pamela Z

Pamela Z

Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield, Detroit Industry & Almost Truths and Open Deceptions

Tristan Perich

Tristan Perich

Contact

Contact plays Canada

Allison Cameron, Jordan Nobles, Jerry Pergolesi, Ann Southam

Bang on a Can

Annea Lockwood, Thousand Year Dreaming

Bang on a Can

Peter Maxwell Davies, Eight Songs for a Mad King

Gregg August

Gregg August Ensemble

Ben Frost

Ben Frost: Music for 6 Guitars

feat. Ben Frost, Dither, and Guests

Bang on a Can

Julius Eastman, Stay On It

Robert Black

Robert Black

Bang on a Can

World Premiere Composer Concert 1

Music by Tafailia Bampasidou, Matiss Cudars, Celia Swart, Phong Tran

Bang on a Can

Bang on a Can Street Ensemble

Bang on a Can

Hans Abrahamsen, Schnee

 

4

Aug

Sun

 

Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Michael Gordon, Dry | David Lang, prayers for night and sleep | Julia Wolfe, my lips from speaking

Bang on a Can

Pauline Oliveros: Sonic Meditation (audience participation!)

Bang on a Can

World Premiere Composer Concert 2

Music by Sophia Jani, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Darian Donovan Thomas, Dai Wei

Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield & Roger Kleier

Vicky Chow

Vicky Chow plays Tristan Perich: Surface Image

Ben Frost

Ben Frost

LOUD Weekend Line-Up Poster

What to Expect
All seating is general admission. The Preferred section is the best seats in the house, located in the front rows of most venues. All festival passes include museum admission. MASS MoCA strives to provide the best possible experience for all our visitors, for information about accessibility click here.

Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Lickety Split Cafe, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing, and A-oK Berkshire Barbeque.

The Porches

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