mass moca http://wamc.org en David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/david-lang-and-13th-annual-bang-can-festival-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival">Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival</a> is underway at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams for the 13th year. This year, the Festival culminates with an 8-day new music extravaganza called "Bang on a Can Plays Art" from July 26 through August 2. Fourteen concerts over this 8-day period will draw inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95328 at http://wamc.org David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/measure-all-things-live-doc-presentation-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.samgreen.to/">Sam Green</a> is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker.</p><p>For his most recent film, <a href="http://www.measureofthings.com/"><em>The Measure of All Things</em></a>, he was inspired by our collective fascination with <em>The Guinness Book of World Records</em> and traveled across the world to gather footage of record-holding (and nearly record-holding) people and places. The result is a fascinating “live documentary” film and performance featuring video, Green’s live narration and an original live score composed and performed by indie-classical chamber ensemble <a href="http://www.ymusicensemble.com/">yMusic</a>.</p><p>This special live-documentary experience will be presented at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA this Saturday at 8:30pm.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:49 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94521 at http://wamc.org "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA Beck Concert Latest In MASS MoCA's Performance Résumé http://wamc.org/post/beck-concert-latest-mass-mocas-performance-r-sum <p>About 5,000 people are expected to turn out for the Beck concert at MASS MoCA in North Adams Tuesday. It’s the latest proof that the art museum has become a key performance venue in the region.</p><p>Beck Hansen, an artist who rose to fame in the 1990s, is well known for his wide range of music styles. As such, the crowd he attracts fits right in with the mission of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, according to director Joseph Thompson.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:37:24 +0000 Jim Levulis 93226 at http://wamc.org Beck Concert Latest In MASS MoCA's Performance Résumé Red Baraat Brings Bhangra Funk To MASS MoCA's 15th http://wamc.org/post/red-baraat-brings-bhangra-funk-mass-mocas-15th <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Formed in 2008, <a href="http://www.redbaraat.com/flash.html">Red Baraat</a> is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player, drummer and composer <a href="http://www.sunnyjain.com">Sunny Jain</a>, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound -- a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop.</p><p>Red Baraat will play <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA’s </a>15th Anniversary Party this Saturday in North Adams, MA and Sunny Jain joins us to talk about the show, the band, and his upcoming <a href="http://www.npr.org/music/">NPR Music</a>/<a href="http://www.makemusicny.org">Make Music New York</a> event in June.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91060 at http://wamc.org Red Baraat Brings Bhangra Funk To MASS MoCA's 15th MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! http://wamc.org/post/mass-moca-celebrates-15-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a>, will celebrate their <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=913">15th&nbsp;anniversary</a> of operation in North Adams, MA with a huge blow-out party – and, of course, with an opening reception for a new exhibition, <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=869"><em>Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below</em></a>.</p><p>There will be dazzling art, live Bhangra funk dance music with house favorite Red Baraat (who will be featured on our show tomorrow), fresh jams from legendary DJ Rekha, pop-up performers you know and love, fun food truck fare, beer and creative cocktails, and a champagne toast.</p><p>Here to tell us more are our pals– MASS MoCA’s Director, Joe Thompson and their Director of Communications, Jodi Joseph.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:35:51 +0000 Joe Donahue 91035 at http://wamc.org MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/darren-waterstons-filthy-lucre-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Painter <a href="http://www.darrenwaterston.com/">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA (on view through January 2015). It is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece <em>Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room</em>.</p><p>A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio <a href="http://www.hellobetty.com/">BETTY</a> can be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88384 at http://wamc.org Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-cultural-organizations-aim-shared-success <p>The cultural attractions of the northern Berkshires have laid out their plans for the upcoming summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86277 at http://wamc.org Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success Body/Head at MASS MoCA On 3/15 http://wamc.org/post/bodyhead-mass-moca-315 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since cutting the first <a href="http://www.sonicyouth.com/">Sonic Youth</a> demos three decades ago, Kim Gordon has delivered a new boundary-breaking project every year, in every manner of art and music.</p><p>This Saturday night she’ll perform in the Hunter Center at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA in a deeply improvisational duo, <a href="http://www.bodyheadmusic.com/">Body/Head</a>, that pairs her propelling guitar and vocals with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85820 at http://wamc.org Body/Head at MASS MoCA On 3/15 MASS MoCA Prepares For Next Phase http://wamc.org/post/mass-moca-prepares-next-phase <p>The <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in North Adams is embarking on its next expansion phase.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85523 at http://wamc.org MASS MoCA Prepares For Next Phase Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/izhar-patkin-wandering-veil-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil</em> is a survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin. The show is currently on display at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA - filling their largest gallery space with works from Patkin’s 30-year career.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81969 at http://wamc.org Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA