Sean Jones, Jazz at the Bistro. Courtesy of the artist.
Sean JonesUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
Braxton Cook. Credit Tom Van Scoyoc.
Braxton CookUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
Terri Lyne Carrington. Credit: Jacobs.
Terri Lyne CarringtonUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
As part of the 2019-20 MIT Sounding series, Lochan Rijal, an award winning multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter from Nepal, performed a public concert of Nepali music featuring original compositions played on traditional Nepali instruments. Photo by Caroline Aldenr. Please ask before use.
Lochan RijalSharing the rich heritage of traditional Nepalese music
Iva Bittová. Courtesy of the artist.
Iva BittováCzech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer
Glenn Branca. Credit: Maria Jose Govea.
Glenn Branca EnsembleHonoring a pioneer of the avant-garde
Harry Allen. Courtesy of the Artist.
Harry Allen and Rob SwiftMIT hosts harbanger, a battle DJ septet
CAST Visiting Artist Billy Novick performs in The Great Clarinet Summit. Credit: Sham Sthankiya/MIT.
Billy Novick"Sincerity... elegance... a lovely celebration of tunefulness" — Downbeat
David Bowie's Blackstar performed by Maya Beiser with the Ambient Orchestra, 2017.
2018-19 MIT Sounding
Contemporary music with a global cast
The 2018–19 season of the innovative annual performance series MIT Sounding continues to blur musical boundaries. Curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), this season of MIT Sounding presents unique artists who push the envelope of their respective genres, creating new evolving music for the 21st century.
Anat Cohen. Credit Shervin Lainez.
Anat CohenA virtuoso widely recognized as one of the most vital clarinetists working today
Marcus Thompson's Faculty Recital, 2018. Credit: L Barry Hetherington/MIT.
Marcus A. Thompson’s Faculty RecitalFay Chandler Creativity Grant
Joe Lovano. Photo: Jimmy Katz.
Joe Lovano“One of the greatest musicians in jazz history”—New York Times
Kaynak Pipers Band. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Kaynak Pipers BandTraditional kaba gaida folk music of Bulgaria
Simon Smith plays Stockhausen. Photos: Simon Smith (left), Credit: Delphian Records. Karlheinz Stockhausen (right), ©Getty Images, Credit: Erich Auerbach.
Simon SmithMasterful and intrepid Stockhausen concert
Nik Bärtsch's Mobile. All rights reserved © 2015 by Christian Senti and Ronin Rhythm Productions
Nik Bärtsch’s MOBILERigorously conceptual zen-funk
duoJalal. Courtesy of the artists.
duoJalal"Fearless seekers and synthesizers of disparate instruments and cultures” —Toronto Star
Guillermo Klein. Credit Andrea Bocallini.
Guillermo KleinA stellar collision of vocal jazz, Latin music, and poetry
Johnny Gandelsman performs in MIT Kresge Auditorium, February 2020. Credit: Leon Yim.
Johnny GandelsmanViolinist Gandelsman "plays with a balletic lightness of touch and a sense of whimsy and imagination" —Boston Globe
Small Instruments, visiting artist Pawel Romanczuk
Pawel Romanczuk, Small InstrumentsComplex sounds from small instruments
Terry Riley, Terry Riley's 80th Birthday Concert, 2015. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.
Terry RileyMinimalist legend
April 18, 2015
Portrait of the artists. Photo by Christine Southworth.
EVIYANWorld roots, post-minimalism and jazz in a singular, earthy and intense sound
Arnold DreyblattMedia artist and composer explores audio visual perception and memory
EVENING PERFORMANCE September 27, 2014 7:00 pm Media Lab, E14-674
Roomful of Teeth. Courtesy of the Artists.