Aesop Rock in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Aesop Rock

Bang On A Can's David Lang is the 2013-2014 season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall, and for the season, he'll be presenting his collected stories series. On the series, David says:

My series--collected stories--divides up the narrative world into topics so we can see how the music changes from subject to subject. Music from different cultures, times, environments, and sound worlds, plus some really exciting commissions, are placed next to each other, highlighting their narrative similarities and telling a larger kind of story about how we listen, experience sound and time, and use music to make sense of the world around us.

The series includes a number of shows throughout the year, notably 'collected stories: love/loss' on April 24 with The Uncluded (aka Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota and others (tickets); 'collected stories: (post)folk' on April 27 with guitar great Kaki King, the Alarm Will Sound ensemble, and others (tickets); and 'collected stories: spirit' on April 23 with Tuvan throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu and others (tickets). Full collected stories schedule below.

Speaking of Kaki King, she also plays the New York Guitar Festival this month.

And speaking of Bang On A Can, BOAC's marching band Asphalt Orchestra is performing the Pixies' Surfer Rosa in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday (1/12). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

collected stories schedule below...


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Ensemble ACJW
Weill Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: hero
Zankel Hall

Benjamin Bagby
Storyteller and Medieval Harp
Harry Partch Institute Ensemble

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: spirit
Zankel Hall

Julian Wachner, Conductor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Dashon Burton, Baritone
Paul Jacobs, Organ
ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe
Shelley Monroe Huang, Bassoon
Emily Popham Gillins, Violin
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Cello
Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: love/loss
Zankel Hall

The Uncluded
·· Aesop Rock
·· Kimya Dawson
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, Conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Sam Amidon, Banjo and Voice
Nadia Sirota, Viola
Nico Muhly, Electronics

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: travel
Zankel Hall

Louis Lortie, Piano

Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: (post)folk
Zankel Hall

Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Kaki King, Guitar

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: memoir
Zankel Hall

Paul Lazar, Actor
Steven Schick, Percussion
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
David Lang, Director


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