First Fridays with Robert Black (Bang on a Can All-Star Bassist)
April’s First Fridays with Robert Black brings you large music from small countries. Experience pieces from Iceland’s Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Lithuania’s Žibuokle Martinaitytė, and Latvia’s Krists Auznieks. Deep oceans – expansive skies – dazzling lights – music that shares a fascination with ethereal sounds and earthly sonics. Chill with the aural aurora, celebrate at the harmonics happening, immerse in the overtone orgy.
Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir – Pending
Žibuokle Martinaityte – Abyssal Zone
Krists Auznieks – Arise
First Fridays with Robert Black is a monthly series of virtual mini-concerts featuring new music for solo double bass, streaming from his home studio in Hartford, Connecticut, at 12pm ET. The performance is designed to fit any time and place – whether it’s with morning coffee in Los Angeles, lunch in New York, happy hour in Paris, or a late supper in Tashkent.
Previous editions of First Fridays are available to watch on-demand on Bang on a Can’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgzfWU-QEer_fIlKKux-1G-zhLM8EyE_9
Note: This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket just the same. Doing so will help Bang on a Can to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.