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
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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