Michael Gordon's Dystopia and Gotham are now available.

Stephanie Berger

Michael Gordon: Dystopia/Gotham

Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon releases a wealth of orchestral music today on Cantaloupe Music. On CD and digital, Dystopia includes the epic titular work performed by the L.A. Phil, and the legend-deconstructing Rewriting Beethoven's 7th Symphony performed by the Bamberger Symphoniker. 

A digital companion EP of Gordon's Gotham is also released exlusively on iTunes today. This three-movement work inspired by the gritty chaos of New York is played by the Aurora Orchestra and invokes post-rock vibes. 

Dosti Music Project:Indians Pakistan and U.S.A. Together in Music! Feb 23 - Mar 22

Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation has created the Dosti Music Project to bring together inventive musicians from Pakistan, India, and the United States to collaboratively create original work and develop a network of socially-engaged music initiatives.

The Dosti Music Project invites ten world-class musicians from India, Pakistan, and the US to spend a month musically re-inventing their world. In an arts center in Florida, an historic New Orleans neighborhood, and a music studio hidden in the Texas Hill Country, these intrepid musicians will collaboratively create original material, melding influences from traditional Sufi music to Appalachian fiddling to Karachi house music. Along the way, the Dosts will engage with diverse communities through live performances, youth workshops, and street studios. In this short month, the Dosti team will work with Found Sound Nation (the folks who brought you OneBeat) to record and produce an album of genre-defying new music, and create a documentary film that tells the story of the artists’ personal journeys and collective struggle. After Dosti (meaning “friendship” in Urdu and Hindi), the crew will return home to continue developing music-driven social initiatives that make the world an ever funkier and more harmonious place.

Learn about the Dosti Fellows and follow the program and tour here.


Bang on a Can All-Stars at Oberlin: Feb 28

The Bang on a Can All-Stars make their anticipated return to Oberlin College with a concert highlighting both recent works and BOAC classics.

On the program:

David Lang: sunray
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Kate Moore: Ridgeway
Michael Gordon: For Madeleine
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction
Philip Glass: Closing

more info here

Bang on a Can in Ireland: March 6-7

On March 6-7, 2015, at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, David Lang curates a two-day festival - What?...Wow! presented by New Music Dublin featuring a who's who list of renowned composers and performers from around the globe.

The festival includes our signature 8-hour Bang on a Can Marathon highlighting premieres by Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Linda Buckley, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Luther Adams; Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediaeval; Bang on a Can’s live arrangement of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and much more. 

More info here