Bang On A Can All-Stars: Field Recordings

World Premiere Performance
with Mira Calix, Christian Marclay, Nick Zammuto

20 March 2012 / 19:30

£15 - 25

subject to availability
 sold out

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.

Mira Calix on Field Recordings

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.

Nick Zammuto - Real Beauty Turns

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).

Works by:

Tyondai Braxton
Mira Calix
Michael Gordon
David Lang
Christian Marclay
(Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2011 Biennale di Venezia for his video work The Clock)
Julia Wolfe
Nick Zammuto
(of The Books)
Evan Ziporyn

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Part of Summer Music 2012

Commissioned by Bang on a Can with generous support from the Barbican

Barbican Contemporary Music
London’s home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.


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