Trailblazing new-music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars unveiled their newest album, “Field Recordings,” live in The Greene Space on May 13, 2015.
Presented by Q2 Music and hosted by Helga Davis, the evening featured a performance of the complete 13-track album and included on-stage conversation with performers and composers.
“Field Recordings” asks composers to go into the field of recorded sound itself – to find something old or record something new, and to respond with their own music, in dialogue with what they found. What they have created is a bridge through time, sensation, and sound – a thrilling ride from New York to Hollywood to Las Vegas, from John Cage to French Canadian folk singing, from beauty treatments to tape loops, vinyl records, and more.
Hear recent works by Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Anna Clyne, Todd Reynolds, Bang on a Can co-founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, and genre-hopping provocateurs Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), Mira Calix, Nick Zammuto (The Books), Florent Ghys and Bryce Dessner (The National).
Watch video of the entire show: