Bang on a Can MarathonThe Moore Theater, Seattle, WA
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 10:00pmThe Bang on a Can Marathon in Seattle will feature six hours of live music by some of the most innovative musicians from across the country alongside some of Seattle’s most pioneering artists, in an incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world.
The concert kicks off with Bang on a Can’s renowned live performance of Brian Eno's ambient classic Music for Airports and closes with the Bang on a Can All-Stars and red fish blue fish (UC San Diego) performing the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich's masterwork Music for 18 Musicians. You will also see and hear an exceptional indie-orchestral collaboration featuring Jherek Bischoff with Scrape Ensemble and composer Jim Knapp; a new electronic offering from multi-experimental Morgan Henderson (Past Lives, Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers); otherworldly viola/voice duo Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney; piano-percussion pair Gust Burns and Greg Campbell; the “honed and primal, chromed and primo sonic action” of Shabazz Palaces, Seattle premieres of signature works by Bang on a Can co-founders composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe; and more.
PROGRAM:Set Times are Approximate and Subject to Change
Brian Eno’s Music for Airports – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Michael Gordon’s Light is Calling – Ashley Bathgate, cello
Wave Piece – Morgan Henderson
David Lang’s Sunray – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Julia Wolfe’s Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Performance and Sonic Obstruction of Sounds (5a) – Gust Burns & Greg Campbell
New Work by Jim Knapp – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
New Work by Jherek Bischoff – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians – Bang on a Can All-Stars & red fish blue fish
The Bang on a Can Marathon in Seattle is co-presented by Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards, and co-curated by Bang on a Can and Seattle multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff.
Bang on a Can All-StarsOberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
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
What?...Wow/David Lang's Festival of MusicNational Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
Friday, March 6, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
David Lang curates a two-day festival presented by New Music Dublin featuring a who's who list of renowned composers and performers from around the globe.
Highlights of the festival include the 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.
Bang on a Can All-Stars with Meredith Monk in Meredith Monk & FriendsCarnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York, NY
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform with Meredith Monk, the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, on a concert featuring her music and an all star cast in Zankel Hall.