Robert Black (Photo courtesy Thomas Giroir)

Robert Black (Photo courtesy Thomas Giroir)

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum in Manhattan present “Bang on a Can: The Power of Pictures” on Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the museum. The concert celebrates composers who were isolated behind the Iron Curtain. Bassist Robert Black, a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, is joined by violinist Katie Lansdale, cellist Ashley Bathgate, pianist Marko Stuparevic, percussionist Mike Jones, and the Hartt Bass Band in a program of chamber music by experimental Russian composers. A rare performance of Ustvolskaya’s relentless Composition No. 2 for piano, eight double basses, and one giant cube of wood will be performed. The concert is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, “The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film.” 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street. (212) 423-3337 or TheJewishMuseum.org.