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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.

The celebrated New York string ensemble JACK Quartet will perform works from Ken Thomson’s new CD from Cantaloupe Music, THAW, a four-part suite that melts, liquefies, re-freezes and realigns the composer’s demands on the traditional string quartet. 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

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

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 August 10, 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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