Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: 75 Dollar Bill

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

As 75 Dollar Bill, plywood crate percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen make electric, richly patterned music that can shape-shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism—an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown New York. Their acclaimed new album I Was Real is out now on Thin Wrist/Black Editions Group (and tak:til / Glitterbeat Records in Europe).

 

While Brown and Chen are the core of 75 Dollar Bill, the duo are at the center of an organic extended family of friends and players that often appear with them live and on record. For this event, the group will present a special set of material conceived with the unique environs of The Noguchi Museum in mind.

 

Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Beer for the 2019 Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can music series is generously provided by Big aLICe Brewing Co.