Other Primary Structures is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can’s new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions. The July 10 concert features the Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore.
The performance will feature works by Minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen, and is presented in conjunction with Other Primary Structures, an exhibition of global sculpture from the 1960s. At the same time that visual artists were pioneering the style that became known as Minimalism, their friends and counterparts in music were following a similar path. This program will also include music by three New Yorkers influenced by Glass and Andriessen – John Zorn, Michael Gordon, and David Lang. The program will include John Zorn’s Music from the Book of Heads, Michael Gordon’s City Walk, Philip Glass’ Music in Fifths, David Lang’s warmth, and finally Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union.
Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum’s seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. This major exhibition of sculpture features the work of artists from all over the world, much of which has rarely been seen in the U.S. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others-figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.
Thursday July 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave, NYC
Admission: $18 general public, $15 students and senior citizens, $12 Jewish Museum members and Bang on a Can list members – museum admission included with ticket purchase