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Bang on a Can at 30 - an article in 2-parts by Allan Kozinn!

Part 1 - Creating the Space

"In May 1987, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon — three composers not long out of Yale University, in New York to kickstart their careers — decided to try mixing composition with entrepreneurship by presenting a 12-hour, new-music marathon at Exit Art, a gallery at Broadway and Prince Street, in SoHo."

Part 2 - Opening the Flood Gates

"With a structure in place, anything was possible, and tendrils sprang rapidly."