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Bang on a Can: First Fridays with Robert Black

Event

Bang on a Can: First Fridays with Robert Black

  • Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020, 4am (AEDT) [12pm EST, USA]
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

Program:

Colin Bright, Flatlands (from Young Green Tree – Song of the Republic) (1993)
Kate Moore, The Hermit Thrush and the Astronaut (2012)

First Fridays with Robert Black continues on Friday November 6, 2020 (EST, Connecticut, USA; or [4am Nov 7, AEDT]) with some trippy music from Australia. First up will be music from Young Green Tree – Song of the Republic by Colin Bright. This music, inspired by the 1887 Henry Lawson nationalist poem of the same title, is itself under the spell of the vast timelessness of the Outback. Kate Moore’s The Hermit Thrush and the Astronaut rounds out the show. Full of buzzing energy, it is inspired by “the infinitely varied birdsong of the hermit thrush and the stone engraving of an astronaut on the door of the Salamanca cathedral in Spain – it is something ancient, something modern, something timeless.”

First Fridays with Robert Black is a monthly series of virtual mini-concerts featuring brand-spanking new, recently new, and kind of new music for solo double bass – streaming from his home studio in Hartford, Connecticut, at noon (EDT). Whether you’re having your morning coffee in Los Angeles, or lunch in New York, or that first glass of wine in Paris, or a late supper in Tashkent, tune in for some cool and compelling music.

This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket just the same. Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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