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This summer, for the fourth year, The Noguchi Museum is partnering with Bang on a Can on an innovative performance series held in the Museum’s celebrated sculpture garden.

Bang on Ja-Pan will feature music by contemporary Japanese composers Dai Fujikura, Toru Takemitsu, and Somei Satoh, performed by flutists Kelli Kathmann and Jessica Schmitz, and singer Daisy Press, all alumni of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA.

Bang on a Can

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

The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum occupies a renovated industrial building dating from the 1920s. The first museum in America to be founded by a living artist to show his or her work, the Museum comprises ten indoor galleries and an internationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture garden. It exhibits a comprehensive selection of the artist’s works in stone, metal, wood, and clay, as well as models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari Light Sculptures. Thought-provoking and frequently changing installations of the permanent collection together with the Museum’s diverse special exhibitions offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi’s work and illuminate his influential legacy of innovation.

Sunday July 13, 2014 from 3 to 4 p.m. 
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, New York 
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, free for children ages 12 and under and for all New York City public high school students. 

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