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BANG ON A CAN remembers ROBERT BLACK
May 05 2024
12:00
BRIC
Brooklyn, USA
Cost: free
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ABOUT THIS EVENT

No-one on the planet could make the double bass sing, dance, sound like a drum, spin like a top, like Robert Black.  And no one dedicated his life to the new with so much invention, musicality and passion.  

It would be hard to imagine a more meaningful tribute to our dear friend Robert Black than to hear six bass players, all closely associated with him, recreate the music on Robert's last solo album, the GRAMMY-nominated Darkness and Scattered Light, with music composed by his friend and longtime collaborator John Luther Adams.

In the midst of Long Play, join us at BRIC12pm (noon) on Sunday, May 5, for an extra special celebration of Robert Black.  Bang on a Can superfriend Gregg August leads a group of 6 bassists including Tristan Kasten-KrauseJohn-Paul NorpothEleonore OppenheimEvan Runyon and Will Yager in a FREE and open to the public performance of the complete album - three darkly beautiful, mesmerizing, virtuosic pieces for double bass (two solos and a bass quintet), which Robert recorded just before he left us.

Come share Robert Black's inspirational musical legacy - with us, with our community, and with some of the bassists who worked with him, who learned from him, and who knew him best. 



THE VENUE

BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, 11217
USA


Phone: 718-683-5600
Website: https://bricartsmedia.org/


Adams's swelling orchestral work may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history. - Alex Ross, New Yorker
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