photo by Peter Serling
Photo: Souki Mehdaoui
Bang on a Can continues our 30th year celebration with a concert at the BBC Proms, including a world premiere of Big Space by Michael Gordon written for the All-Stars and the Proms Youth Ensemble!
The performance will be streamed live on BBC3 radio!! Performance is at 10:15pm BST, which is 5:15pm EST in the US.
The tank is full, the top is down, and three composers have their collective hand on the dial in this euphoric musical road trip celebrating 30 years of downtown music collective Bang on a Can. Returning to the collaborative spirit of the group’s origins, founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, Road Trip is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.
Tickets for the NY premiere as part of the BAM Next Wave Festival are available now! Performances Oct 27 and 28.
Do you think we're excited about this one? You bet! 30 years is old, but not TOO old to party. We have an outstanding event planned, this time at BAM's Lepercq Space (BAM Cafe) for September 26th, 2017. Please click here for more info on the event and our terrific honoree and friend to new music - Francisco J. Núñez.
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