FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM - POSTPONED
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Bang on a Can brings new music from its provocative, wide-ranging multi-media project Field Recordings to the Coolidge. Seeking “inquisitive and unconventional” musical thinkers, BoaC founders Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and David Lang conceived a project they describe as “rooted in mystery and experimentation.” “We asked composers from different parts of the music world to find a recording of something that already exists,” Lang says, “a voice, a sound, a faded scrap of melody—and then write a new piece around it.” Archival audio, found sound and video have inspired this interesting program of recent pieces by ten imaginative composers—with Julia Wolfe’s Mink Stole, a 1997 Library of Congress commission, as an opener.
Gene Takes a Drink (film by Bill Morrison)
Fade to Slide (film by Christian Marclay)
Really Craft When You
A Wonderful Day
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion