Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe‘s new CD, Dark Full Rid, is coming out tomorrow on Cantaloupe Music. Anyone who follows Bang on a Can closely will know most, if not all, of these pieces. The title piece is a blistering percussion suite that stands as one of my all-time favorites. It’s high time a recording became available.
To celebrate, Bang on a Can has organized a series of free concerts at four locations in Manhattan. If you are lucky enough to be able to make it to all four locations, you’ll have the honor of hearing the entire contents of the CD live on the day of release.
The shows are all free and open to the public. Here’s the full schedule:
11 am – “LAD” for 9 bagpipes
Matthew Welch plays live with eight recorded bagpipes
Roulette, 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
NOON – “Dark Full Ride” for 4 drumsets
Talujon Percussion Quartet (David Cossin, Dominic Donato, Michael Lipsey and Matt Ward).
Dauphin Human Design, 138 West 25th Street, 12th Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
1 pm – “Stronghold” for 8 double basses
Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band.
Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street (corner of 11th Avenue)
2:30 pm – “my lips from speaking” for 6 pianos
Lisa Moore, Lisa Kaplan, Blair McMillen, Timo Andres, Kate Campbell, Isabelle O’Connell on piano. Conducted by Sam Adams.
Faust Harrison Pianos, 205 West 58th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
For more information about the album, click here.