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The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA

 The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
Summary:Residency opportunity
Deadline: 07 January 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: Annual residency program for composers and performers -- July 13-Aug 3, 2020

Application Deadline: Tues January 7, 2020, 5PM EST

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles alongside our faculty. The program includes daily performances in the museum galleries, and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival performed by fellows, faculty, and special guests. The program also features African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events in the community, and more.

Our 2020 special guest artist is KRONOS QUARTET!
Our FACULTY members are 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. We are delighted to welcome flutist, composer, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim to our faculty in 2020!

The program culminates in a world-class music festival called LOUD WEEKEND. Bang on a Can fellows and faculty and guest luminaries of experimental music converge to create an eclectic supermix of over 30 concerts in 3 days, taking over every space in and around the museum. In the words of the reviewer for the Boston Globe "nothing could have prepared me for the whirlwind..."

Past participants say:

"Bang on a Can is really everything I want the music world to be -- inclusive, engaging, innovative, fun, thought-provoking, beautiful, challenging, and rewarding. The festival brings all of that and more directly into focus, and it has made all the difference in the word to have been a part of it."

"I have never had an experience like this before: the idea of building the kind of musical world one wants to live in seems to be something that is really possible here -- it's a place of community and possibility that is utterly transformative."

Contact: Philippa Thompson, Manager

+ 718-852-7755,
Entry Fee:$40