Bang on a Can: The Power of Pictures


Thursday, November 5
7:30 – 9 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Featuring Robert Black, the Hartt Bass Band and Friends

Composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain had to develop their own unique ways of pushing musical boundaries. Bassist and founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars Robert Black anchors a program of chamber music by experimental Soviet composers Galina Ustvolskaya, Arthur Lourie, and Sofia Gubaidulaina. A highlight of the program is a rare performance of Ustvolskaya’s relentless Composition No. 2 for piano, eight double basses, and one giant cube of wood.

This performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photos, Early Soviet Film

Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members. 

Robert Black. © Thomas Giroir