Field of Vision

Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision

Bang on a Can Percussion Ensemble
Sound Art Gathering

Sun, July 26, 4:00pm


Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from major orchestral commissions to site-specific works in the wilderness, to works conceived specifically for the recording studio. Transcending categorization, his music tells stories about place and memory. Field of Vision is a large-scale site-specific work for Caramoor’s Sunken Garden and the surrounding field. The work features 48 percussionists; 24 in a spatial chain of moving sound in dialogue with 24 other percussionists who come in and out of view. The percussionists perform on newly-created instruments made from recycled metals and wood. Catch the world premiere of this immersive outdoor concert experience, FREE and suitable for all ages.

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Bang on a Can Percussion Ensemble
Doug Perkins, music director


2:00pm Grounds
Sound Artist Gathering
Discover and explore this year’s Sonic Innovations exhibition alongside curator Stephan Moore, and artists including Trimpin, Taylor Deupree, Miya Masaoka, and more.

3:00pm Venetian Theater
Conversation with Michael Gordon

4:00pm Sunken Garden
Michael Gordon’s Field of Vision (World Premiere)

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