Mira Calix live with the Bang On A Can All-Stars
20 Barbican, London - UK Premiere Tickets
28 Lincoln Center – New York - US Premiere Tickets
A major undertaking involving 9 composers, world renowned electric chamber group the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and multi-media accompaniment “Field Recordings” will be an evening-length work of many parts. Each composer is asked to use one or more “found sounds” that have special meaning or resonance, creating a single piece out of many voices.
"Inspired by field recording pioneers such as the Lomaxes and the Seegers, as well as Bartok, Kodaly and others, the main focus of 'Meeting You Seemed Easy' is to explore what we could learn from our world if today’s genre-blurring composers were encouraged to go into the field, to find and record something new, and to have that recording challenge their own music. This new “group commission,” written for the Bang on a Can All-Stars to play, asks an impressive range of composers to find out – with new music by Mira Calix and the following artists: Tyondai Braxton, Christian Marclay, Nick Zammuto (of The Books), Evan Ziporyn, Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and Florent Ghys."