LOUD Weekend Lights Up Mass MoCA | Chronogram Magazine

LOUD Weekend Lights Up Mass MoCA

Contemporary classical music organization Bang on a Can will present the cutting-edge LOUD Weekend festival, featuring film director and musician Jim Jarmusch and more, at Mass MoCA from July 28-30.

Jarmusch will appear as part of a semi-improvised guitar duo with Phil Kline on the opening night of July 28, which starts at 7:30pm. The two will accompany projected visuals featuring early footage from the Thomas Edison Company. Also on the bill that night is a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars of composer and cellist Julia Wolfe’s “Steel Hammer,” a work inspired by the classic American ballad “John Henry” that features mountain dulcimer, banjo, bones, clogging, and more.

On July 29 starting at noon, the festival will present L’Rain; the Bang on a Can All-Stars performing “Can Dance” (live music and dance on film); the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble and So Percussion playing Michael Gordon’s “Field of Vision”; Jeffrey Brooks playing Stein-o-caster; works by George Crumb, Igor Stravinsky; and more. On July 30 starting at noon, the bill includes Yuka Honda; performances of Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” and “Electric Counterpoint”; David Lang’s “Death Speaks”; Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”; Phong Tran; Infinity Shred; Olga Neuwirth’s “Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City without Jews)” conducted by Brad Lubman and featuring Hans Karl Breslauer’s 1924 Expressionist film of the same name; and more.

Bang on a Can’s LOUD Weekend festival will take place at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, July 28-30. See website for ticket prices and more information.