Today and tomorrow morning are full of sound checks for Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival Marathon tomorrow. We will be playing for 6+ hours starting at 4pm. There has been so much music every day that I think we are prepared for it!
Tonight I’ll be in one last pre-marathon concert: premiering short works for soprano, vibraphone and clarinet/bass clarinet in Mass MoCA’s Chalet.
We’re starting to check some pieces off our performances lists as the concerts pick up at Bang on a Can!
I loves performing Phillip Sink’s Particulates in the Artists Choice gallery yesterday. The multi phonics were a hit.
Today’s midday recital featured soundpainting (search it online to learn more- it’s really cool!)
Looking forward to some rehearsals and performances this weekend leading into the last week of the festival!
I finally got the blog synced to my phone! Hopefully I will be able to do some regular updates now. The days are pretty full from 9am to 10pm. I will get some pictures up eventually!
I played a duo with the other clarinetist today for the midday gallery concert in the Sol Lewitt exhibit.
(Thanks to Lara for the picture!)
Looking forward to playing Danny Clay’s piece for Sources Duo with one of the percussion fellows tomorrow!
Hello from North Adams, Massachusetts! Ben dropped me off early this afternoon after a quick look through the art galleries. The Bang on a Can festival will officially begin in a few hours when all the staff and performers meet for dinner at the museum. Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting started with rehearsals tomorrow!
Bang on a Can Summer Festival website