Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum continue their 2018 monthly summer concert series with String Noise, comprised of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, performing in the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden at 3pm on August 12.
Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, this duo will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon.
Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, String Noise has expanded the two-violin repertoire with more than 50 new works — including larger collaborations with multimedia art, electronics, video projections, opera and dance — by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Petr Kotik, Du Yun, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, Spencer Topel, John Zorn, Greg Saunier, Alex Mincek, Yoon-Ji Lee, Catherine Lamb, Petr Bakla, Richard Carrick, Alvin Lucier, and more. Co-concertmasters of Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble LPR and the S.E.M. Ensemble, String Noise has collaborated in special projects with artists such as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), John Cale (Velvet Underground), Billy Martin (Martin, Medeski, Wood), Mica Levi (Micachu and the Shapes), Jon Brion, Laurie Anderson, Jason Moran, Roscoe Mitchell, Max Richter, and Rostam (Vampire Weekend).
For details on the group, visit www.stringnoiseduo.com.
Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series
Bang on a Can is committed more than ever to an increasing and inclusive worldwide community dedicated to innovation through music where ideas flow freely across musical, geographical, and spiritual boundaries. This past year, Bang on a Can had a lot of fun celebrating its 30th anniversary and it looks forward to the next 30 years of musical innovation, creativity, and togetherness.
While the world is messy, musicians continue to make vibrant music, bring people together from all corners of the globe, and lift spirits. With this philosophy, Bang on a Can offers a series of concerts inspired in part this year by the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, featuring Isamu Noguchi’s electrified paper, bamboo, and metal Akari light sculptures. Echoing the process behind Noguchi’s now ubiquitous lantern-esque creations of the last century, which blend ancient craft and modern technology, the artists featured on this summer’s concerts find innovation by bringing together classic and contemporary music traditions, including Japanese, American, classical, folk, acoustic, and electric music. Together with The Noguchi Museum, Bang on a Can welcomes everyone to join together for concerts that cross genres, generations, and geographies and build a utopian world.
Tickets: Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information available at 718-204-7088 or www.noguchi.org/bangonacan. The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY.
For more information, visit www.bangonacan.org.