The Bang on a Can Music Series presents cellist Ashley Bathgate at the Noguchi Museum. She will perform the heartfelt and hypnotic Stories for Ocean Shells, an hour-long collection of pieces by Australian composer Kate Moore, a rising star of her generation. The work is pegged for an album release next year. This is just the third time that Bathgate will give a public performance of the full suite. This performance falls on Noguchi Museum’s Community Day, and therefore admission is free!
Ashley Bathgate, a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (New York Times) and “a rising star of her instrument” (Albany Times Union) who combines “bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops”(New York Magazine). Her “impish ferocity”, “rich tone” and “imaginative phrasing” (New York Times) have made her one of the most sought after performers of her time.
Kate Moore’s music has been described as “a giant tsunami of sound” (New York Times) and “a fascinating exercise in micro- and macro- rhythm” (Sydney Morning Herald). The New York Times wrote: “from the haze she creates, graceful, ambling melodies emerge and evaporate, and those give the music its allure.”
The Boston Globe recently published this feature about Ashley and Kate and their work together: http://bit.ly/BathgateMooreFeature