Τρίτη, 2 Μαΐου 2017

Target First Saturdays: Bang on a Can Marathon

The Brooklyn Museum Hosts the 30th Anniversary of the Bang on a Can Marathon at Target First Saturday on May 6!

The Bang on a Can Marathon, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is presented for the first time at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 10 pm. The Marathon features eight hours of live performances by today's most innovative musicians and pioneering young artists. Admission is a suggested donation of $16 before 5 pm and will be free after 5 pm courtesy of Target First Saturdays.

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2 pm Music: Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Steel Hammer by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe 

3:30 pm Music: Brooklyn-based Innov Gnawa performs music in the Moroccan gnawa tradition.

4 pm Music: A rare solo set by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, singer, and violinist Caroline Shaw.

4 pm Music: Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by Francisco Nuñez, performs Joan La Barbara's A Murmuration for Chibok, which honors the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

4 pm Music: Oliver Lake Crash Bang Trio with Bill McClellan and Reggie Nicholson perform works by renowned saxophonist Oliver Lake.

5 pm Music: Acoustic performance by Rabbit Rabbit's Carla Kihlstedt andMatthias Bossi.

5-6 pm Music: Bang on a Can's marching band, Asphalt Orchestra, performs Gigantic, by PIXIESKim Deal Music, and Bizness, by tune-yards'Merrill Garbus.

5-9 pm Found Sound Nation's Street Studio: Record original music in Found Sound Nation's mobile recording studio.

6 pm Music: Performance by Brooklyn-based guitarist Kaki King.

6-8 pm Music: The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Louis Andriessen's De Staat ("The Republic") at 6 pm and the New York premiere of Michael Gordon's No Anthem at 7 pm.

*6-8 pm Hands-On Art: Use everyday materials to craft your own musical instrument. After Hands-On Art, become a player in the Orchestra of Original Instruments in the Beirgarten. All ages welcome.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Arts of the Americas
Arts of the Americas, 5th Floor
Teen Apprentices host 10-minute discussions on the musical instruments on view in our permanent exhibition Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas.

7 pm Music: The all-female a cappella group Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble performs selections from Monk's Cellular Songs.

7-8 pm Pop-Up Poetry: Pop-up spoken word performances and conga drumming in the fifth-floor American Art galleries. Curated by Jaime Lee Lewis with performances by Jennifer Falu, Hadaiyah Bey, Ahlaam Abduljalil, Jamie Falu, and Jaime Lee Lewis.

7:30-8:30 pm: Laraaji performs ambient music featuring piano, zither, and mbira.

8 pm Music: Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble blends Iraqi maqam music with contemporary jazz.

8 pm Music: Just Ensemble performs David Lang's just (after song of songs), which was featured in the 2015 Oscar-nominated film Youth, by Paolo Sorrentino.

8:15-9 pm Orchestra of Original Instruments: Bring your handmade instrument from Hands-On Art and join a live group arrangement, led by musician and instrument designer Mark Stewart.

9 pm Music: Composer Kendall Williams directs Brooklyn's steal pan bandPan-In-Motion.

9 pm Music: Asphalt Orchestra performs Ivo's Ruchenitsa, by Ivo Papasov.

9 pm Music: Women's Raga Massive closes out the evening with its scorching female-led Indian raga ensemble.
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PLUS:
BROOKLYN DANCE FESTIVAL
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Dance Festival presents David Parker’s Turing Tests, in which dancers from The Bang Group use their bodies to perform the musical score Perfect For The Bang Group, by Dean Rosenthal. Takes place every half hour.

HANDS-ON ART
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Get inspired by the rhythms and grooves of Bang on a Can and use everyday materials to craft your own musical instrument. After Hands-On Art, join us in the Biergarten at 8:15 to become a player in the Orchestra of Original Instruments. All ages welcome!

POP-UP POETRY: JAIME LEE LEWIS
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Stop by for pop-up spoken word performances and conga drumming organized by poet Jaime Lee Lewis. Features Jennifer Falu, Hadaiyah Bey, Ahlaam Abduljalil, Jamie Falu, and Lewis.

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