This summer for the fourth year, The Noguchi Museum partners once again with Bang on a Can for an innovative performance series held in the Museum's celebrated sculpture garden.
On Sunday, August 10, the celebrated New York string ensemble JACK Quartet will perform works from Ken Thomson's new CD from Cantaloupe Music, THAW. THAW is a four-part suite that melts, liquefies, re-freezes and realigns the composer’s demands on the traditional string quartet, making THAW a project that only the famed JACK Quartet could tackle. Known for their ability to lend a palpable sense of electricity to the most complex pieces by such composers as Iannis Xenakis and Georg Friedrich Haas, the four members of JACK have built up a mind-meld of instinctive communication over their many years of collaboration.
Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new. Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. With adventurous programs, it commissions new composers; performs, presents, and records new work; develops new audiences; and educates the musicians of the future. Bang on a Can is building a world in which powerful new musical ideas flow freely across all genres and borders. For more information, visit www.bangonacan.org