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10 HOURS of Live Music. Free! On Sunday, June 21, from 12pm to 10pm, Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, FREE for the public at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street), co-presented by Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival. This annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten 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.
Who else is going to program music of Glenn Branca, Johann Johannsson, Somei Satoh, the Pixies, Cyro Baptista, Julia Wolfe and tons more played by Dither, So Percussion, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Asphalt Orchestra, Grand Band and more, more, more? For free? Informal and come-and-go? All day? With most all the composers present? Along the Hudson River? Among palm trees growing indoors? MUSIC BY Anna Clyne, Julian Day, Lainie Fefferman, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Lao Luo, Ivo Papasov, Tristan Perich, Pixies, Bobby Previte, Todd Reynolds, Somei Satoh, LJ White, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe. PERFORMANCES BY Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cyro Baptista, Glenn Branca, Crossfire Steel Orchestra Inc., Vicky Chow, Nels Cline, Dither, Florent Ghys, Gong Linna, Grand Band,Tomoko Mukaiyama, So Percussion, Third Angle New Music. PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio – a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!
Lead support for the 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and by ASCAP - protecting, supporting, and fostering the work of composers worldwide.