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Noguchi Museum presenting a creative concert series featuring global artists

The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. (Photo by Elizabeth Beller)

June 19, 2024 By Athena Dawson

The Noguchi Museum is set to host a series of concerts on the second Sunday of each month through September.

The museum has a decade-long partnership with Bang On A Can, an organization dedicated to innovative music programming, which brings live concerts to the museum’s first-floor galleries.

The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Rd. in Long Island City, and performances are from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a reception following each show. Tickets for the performances include full access to the museum.

Below is the schedule of artists performing through September:

Sunday, July 14, 3:30 p.m. – Kamran Sadeghi 

Sadeghi intertwines music, interdisciplinary art, field recordings and customized software for a unique artistic experience. Sadeghi is of Iranian descent and was raised in the United States, where he made a name for himself in Seattle’s live experimental music scene in 2005. The artist worked with the contemporary dance company Zoe Juniper in 2009, and has also performed at venues such as Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia and The Stone. Sadeghi’s performances, soundtracks and installations have been featured at venues and events worldwide, including Kraftwerk Berlin, the Louvre Museum, HKW, CTM Festival, Funkhaus Berlin, Centre Pompidou, Berghain and the Berlin Biennale. 

Sunday, August 11, 3:30 p.m. – Mei Semones

Semones is a 23-year-old Brooklyn based singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her music blends jazz, bossa nova and indie rock into a unique mash up of her favorite genres. Her newest EP, “Kabutomushi,” has themes of her experiencing the complexities of love. The five featured songs include themes of infatuation, devotion and saying goodbye to close relationships, with lyrics sung in English and Japanese. 

Sunday, September 8, 3:30 p.m. – Alex Zhang Hungtai

Zhang-Hungtai is currently a composer for film soundtracks, and utilizes the sounds of saxophone, synthesizers, percussion and piano for his works. The composer is also a member of an experimental trio with Portuguese musicians David Maranha and Gabriel Ferrandini, based in Lisbon.

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