Brooklyn based collective Bang on a Can celebrate 25 years of irreverent new music, bringing together some of the most adventurous music-makers around today.
Field Recordings, the new evening-length project from Bang on a Can, is as much a mystery as a concert – a kind of ghost story. The ghosts aren’t the physical presence of people gone before, but they are the ghosts of sounds, images, ideas, and voices. Each composer has been asked to find and interact with something recorded before, using the power of music made right in front of us to reach out to other things not present.
Freely crossing the boundaries between 1912 and 2012 - featuring New York, Las Vegas, John Cage, Balinese chant, Big Hair, tape loops, vinyl records and more - 100 years of sound and imagery unfold to reveal a contemporary collective consciousness channeled through the unstoppable and loud Bang on a Can All-Stars.
The concert includes projections and specially commissioned new music by some of the world’s most questioning musical thinkers - from the indie pop world (Nick Zammuto from The Books and ex-Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton), the art world (Christian Marclay), electronica (Mira Calix) and experimental classical (Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Evan Ziporyn).
Bang on a Can
Silk Street London