Bang on a Can All-Stars: Field Recordings Vol. 2

17 April 2016 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall

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New York’s inventive ensemble perform new works from their Field Recordings project – music written for them by contemporary composers and producers that takes archival audio, found sound and video and transforms it into wholly new pieces.

Borrowing from the history of recorded sound; sampling, documenting and distorting, the pieces create a sonic bridge between the past and the present and into the future of composition. From the cyclical loops of French-Canadian folk singing in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe’s piece, to guitar textures and montages of film sound effects of sonic pioneer Alvin Lucier and visual artist Christian Marclay, each piece expertly weaves samples into live instrumentation from Bang on a Can.
Following on from their 2012 premiere of the project at the Barbican, this new set of pieces includes works by a range of composers from a spectrum of musical worlds – from minimalist composer Steve Reich to musicians Bryce Dessner (The National) and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), electronic producers Dan Deacon and Ben Frost to crossover artists such as Jóhann Jóhannsson and more.

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Works by:
Anna Clyne
Dan Deacon
Bryce Dessner
Ben Frost
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Alvin Lucier
Christian Marclay
Paula Matthusen
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
Steve Reich
Todd Reynolds
Daniel Wohl
Julia Wolfe

Watch their performance of Florent Ghys's 'An Open Cage' from Field Recordings Vol 1

This event is part of:
Milton Court Concert Hall events
Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by 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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