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Bang on the Can Summer Festival [us North Adams, MA]

mmoca.jpgBang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA:: July 12 – August 1, 2010 :: Residency Program for composers and performers.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. We will write it. We will perform it. We will think about it and we will talk about it. We will spend three weeks immersed in recent music that has changed the world. Available studies include Balinese music workshops, improvisation, as well as performance coaching, master classes, music business seminars and more. Composers will have their works performed. Players will perform publicly in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers. There are daily performances in the museum galleries, free with museum admission. And the residency concludes with a six-hour blow-out Marathon Concert featuring performances by the student/faculty ensembles.

The 2010 Performance Schedule here.

The faculty includes some of the most innovative musicians of our time. These are musicians who have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival will take place July 12 through August 1, 2010 at MASS MoCA, located in North Adams, Massachusetts. MASS MoCA presents exhibitions and performances by renowned artists and cultural institutions, but it also is a place where the process of creativity is explored; rehearsals, art fabrication shops, and production studios are open to public view. Bang on a Can has found a home at MASS MoCA for the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival and is thrilled to work with them in building a bridge between the arts.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and from generous support from the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, CECArtslink, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, and the NIB Foundation.

Special thanks to Drury High School, Conte Middle School, Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and the Robert Black Bass Scholarship.

Concert pianos provided courtesy of Falcetti Music, a full-line musical instrument store carrying pianos, guitars, drums, keyboards, sound gear and sheet music as well as offering lessons. Locations in Springfield, MA, Enfield, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT. “Falcetti Music, we keep music in your life” (413) 528-2460. www.falcettimusic.com.


Jun 24, 2010
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