BANG ON A CAN
MUSIC INSTITUTE IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA
FROM 23 TO 27 FEBRUARY 2014
Bang on a Can Summer Festival 2004. © Katherine Myers
The main idea of this project is the creation of a space where all musicians could express themselves, by cancelling division into stages.
In 2014 the Bang on a Can collective will hold their music institute specifically for young Russian musicians and composers in Moscow. The program includes live concerts by Bang on a Can themselves and by students together with teachers, as well as master classes, seminars, and lectures.
Bang on a Can’s mission to create an international community dedicated to innovative music returns to Moscow, Russia - a visceral, hands-on program dedicated entirely to the performance of adventurous contemporary music. The Bang on a Can Music Institute in Moscow is a five-day residency intensive that will bring together over a dozen performers from around Russia and the USA to participate in a program that emphasizes musical collaboration through workshops, seminars, rehearsals, and performances featuring young Russian musicians playing side-by-side with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who are some of today's leading and innovative contemporary American musicians. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge and are delighted with the opportunity to work alongside Russia's like-minded musicians.
Since shortly after its inception in 1987 Bang on a Can has been producing international events annually, bringing the spirit of its renowned Marathon programs abroad to festivals and venues worldwide. Over the last 20 years, the All-Stars have appeared annually throughout Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, as well as in Australia and Asia, and have toured three times to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The upcoming visit to Moscow will be the 3rd visit by the All-Stars to Russia, where they last performed in March 2012. The New York Times reported, “[Bang on a Can’s] impact has been profound and pervasive. The current universe of do-it-yourself concert series, genre-flouting festivals, composer-owned record labels and amplified, electric-guitar-driven compositional idioms would probably not exist without their pioneering example.”
The Bang on a Can All-Stars’ visit to Moscow will begin and end with innovative concert programs that show off the “Bang on a Can Sound”.
• 23.02 | 19.00 FESTIVAL OPENING Bang on a Can collective concert THEATRE CENTRE “NA STRASTNOM”
• 24 – 26.02 Educational residency for young musicians in Moscow SCRIABIN MEMORIAL MUSEUM
• 27.02 | 19.00 FESTIVAL CLOSING Final concert by the Bang on a Can collective and young musicians THEATRE CENTRE “NA STRASTNOM”
To register for concerts please fill out the form
Organizers National centre for contemporary arts, Theatre Centre “Na Strastnom”
Coorganizer US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (under the support of US Embassy in Moscow)
Partners Scriabin State Memorial Museum<
Sponsor Trust for Mutual Understanding
Under the support of the New Art Foundation