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.
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.
David Lang discusses his thoughts on programming the festival on this video.
Stream a playlist of music from the festival on spotify!
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.
All-Stars CD release party for "Field Recordings"The Greene Space (and Q2), NYC
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
CD release party for "Field Recordings," the All-Stars newest recording!
Hear recent works by Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Anna Clyne, Todd Reynolds, Bang on a Can co-founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, and genre-hopping provocateurs Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), Mira Calix, Nick Zammuto (The Books), Florent Ghys and Bryce Dessner (The National).
Field Recordings asks composers to go into the field of recorded sound itself – to find something old or record something new, and to respond with their own music, in dialogue with what they found. Using archival audio, found sound andvideo, Field Recordings builds a bridge between the seen and the unseen, the present and absent, the present and the past. The music created for Field Recordings is a bridge through time, sensation, and sound – a thrilling ride through time, from New York to Hollywood to Las Vegas, from John Cage to French Canadian folk singing, from beauty treatments to tape loops, vinyl records, and more.
Bang on a Can All-StarsMiami Light Project, Miami, FL
Friday, June 5, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Bang on a Can All-Stars make their Miami debut at Miami Light Project, a presenter of live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world. Miami Light Project is a cultural forum to explore some of the issues that define contemporary society. Program TBA.
Bang on a Can MarathonThe Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, NYC
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Bang on a Can returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.
Stay tuned for more details!
The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is co-presented by Bang on a Can, Arts Brookfield, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival.