Bang on a Can and Jewish Museum launch partnership

Posted on: June 11, 2014

“The new-music collective Bang on a Can will begin a yearlong relationship with the Jewish Museum” in New York City, writes Allan Kozinn in Tuesday’s (6/10) New York Times. “The first concert is a free performance on Tuesday by the Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can’s idiosyncratic marching band, as part of the Museum Mile Festival.… Claudia Gould, the museum’s director … early in her career … was a founder of Tellus, an audio cassette magazine that specialized in new music…. Bang on a Can’s position is more a curatorship than a residency, although its resident ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars (as well as individual members of the group), will perform at some concerts. At a July 10 performance, for example, the ensemble’s pianist, Vicky Chow, and its percussionist, David Cossin, will collaborate with members of the Dither Quartet, an electric guitar ensemble, to perform works by Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon and John Zorn. The concert is thematically linked to ‘Other Primary Structures,’ an exhibition of Minimalist art that is currently on view and runs through Aug. 3.” Three programs between November 2014 and May 2015 will include performances by cellist Maya Beiser and composer/saxophonist Steve Coleman.

Posted June 11, 2014