Bang on a Can Summer Festival

call for applications


Submission period

Wed Nov 14, 2018 at 11 AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Jan 8 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
July 15 - Aug 5, 2019

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The residency / festival is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers. The program includes daily performances in the museum galleries, and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival performed by the festival fellows and special guests. The program also features African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events in the community, and more.

Our faculty members and special guests are some of the most innovative musicians of our time. These are musicians who have dedicated their lives to commissioning, rehearsing, recording and performing music beyond the cutting edge.

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