ROAD TRIP

"Road Trip sounded like the most propulsive, hurtling
Bang on a Can music yet." - NY Times

"...the All-Stars....rock out as though they own it all." - LA Times

Music by - Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
Perforned by - Bang on a Can All-Stars
Directed by - Michael Counts
Scenic Design by - Deborah Johnson aka CandyStations
Lighting Design by - Ben Stanton
Associate Director - Ashley Tata


Program note

30 years ago, three young composers, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe started a journey together, and they called that journey "Bang on a Can." After hundreds of thousands of miles and hundreds of new pieces, records, productions, marathons and summer festivals, they're still best of friends - on the road together, sharing the journey. The electric Bang on a Can All-Stars power it up. Director Michael Counts and scenic designer Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations) create an immersive landscape. Road Trip takes us on a cross country trek - celebrating the freedom and mystery of the open road.  Dirt road, country road, two lane blacktop, superhighway.  Destination unknown. Maybe even unknowable. 


Program

Violin/Brooklyn
Triple A
Wind in my hair
Interstate
Plains
We are driving
Under the stars
Moose Unseen
Arrival

Press

LA Times review
NY Times review (see article #6 "Scuzzy Guitar")  

 

Commissioning Credits

Road Trip was commissioned by BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival and by Stephen A. Block, Robert Braun & Joan Friedman, Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus, New Music USA, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane and Richard Stewart, with additional support from Jerry Eberhardt and Phil Hettema.


The following individuals donated to the Bang on a Can 30th Anniversary “Road Trip” Fund:

Andy Akiho, John Allis, Amanda Ameer, Jeff Anderle, Beverly & Richard Anderson,Victoria Ascheim, Ella Baff, Nick & Maura Balaban, Daniel Baldini, Kate Baldus, Astrid & John Baumgardner, Henry Baumgartner, Nathaniel Beck, Peter Beckman, Eve Beglarian, Stephanie Berger, David Bither & Elizabeth Bailey, Nathaniel Beck, Eve Beglarian, Stephanie Berger, Mary & Sheldon Berlow, Alice Bernstein & Jack Crouch, Ian Berry, Roslyn Biskin, Jeffrey Bishop and Jill Baker, David & Elizabeth Bither, Robert Black, Deborah & Mark Blackman, Judith Blau, David Bloom, Linda & Steven Blotner, David Blythe, Rocio Bolanos, Bill Bragin & Lisa Philp, Ethan Braun, Martin Bresnick & Lisa Moore, Thatcher Brown, Robert Browne, Peter Buckland, Charles Campbell, William Campbell, Joseph Castiglione, Margaret Chaplan, Adele Chatfield-Taylor & John Guare, Alissa Cheung, Laura Christensen, Robert Ciernik, Prue Clarke, Hilary & Michael Cohen, John Cone, Contemporaneous, Paula Cooper, Kathleen Coughlin, Anthony Creamer, Karen Curlee & Mark Stewart, Daniel Cwirka, Andrew & Ellen Dannenberg, Michael Daugherty, Catherine Davies, Gilles Debelut, Werner Defoe, Paul Dellevigne, Elizabeth Desjardins, Sarah Douglas, Pamela Drexel, Larry & Arlene Dunn, George Eberstadt & Cynthia Young, Rachel Elliot, Rachel Elson, ETHEL, Kim Evans, Randy Ezratty & Jo Ann Corkran, Joan Faber, Ralph Farris, Susan Feder & Todd Gordon, Lainie Fefferman, Janet Fink, Brendan Fox, Richard Frank, Kevin Frey, Maurice Frontz, Ruby Fulton, Katie Geissinger, Oscar Gerardo, Monica Germino, Daniel Glidden, Carol Golden, Matthew Goldenberg, Claudia Gould, Nick Grabar & Jennifer Sage, Dana Grajauskas, Judd Greenstein, Susan Griffiths, Elias Gross, Lisa Guido, Harry Hagendorf, Rachel Hands, Luming Hao, Michael Hardin, Michael Harrison, Jane Heirich, Liv Hempel, Joanne Henry, Michael Hill, Andrew Hipius, Lily & Joel Hoffman, Van Hoisington, Jack Homer, Justin Hower, Jon Hurd, Megan Ihnen, Lynette & Richard Jaffe, Alan Johnson, Molly Joyce, Susan Kalish, Dimitar Kambourov, Kathryn Kaminsky, Aaron Kernis & Evelyne Luest, Paul Kirk, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Wendy & Michael Kirst, Eric Klein, Jonathan Kohrs, Kristen & Jeff Kusama-Hinte, James Lampe, Lisa Lang & Jonathan Bush, Richard Kuczkowski & Mia Leo, Dorothy Lawson, David Lang, Maryanne Larson Spradling, Sheva Lazaros, Pascal Le Boeuf, Timothy Lee, Thomas Leonard, Herb Leventer, Carl Levin, Cynthia Ligenza, Scott Lindroth, Michael Link, Jane Lombard, David Luban, Liz & Greg Lutz, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Robert & Kerry Macdonald, Christine Maurus & Steven P. Marsh, Diane & Adam E. Max, Sean McCain, Ann McChord, James McElwee, Nion McEvoy, Joseph McHugh, George McNeely IV, Craig McNutt, Carl & Ruth Meier, Ellen Mezzera, Jeremy Mindich & Amy Smith, Stephen Moldof & Mike Noble, Peggy Monastra, Meredith Monk, Thomas Moran, Gayle Morgan, Mark Movic, Miles Morgan, Marjorie Mueller, Gert Mulder, Karl Mullen, Jascha Narveson, Marilyn Neimark, Edward Nersessian, Yuka Nishino, Bonnie Nowakowski, Katherine O'Donnell, Corey Okada, Rita Ormsby, Jennifer Ortega, Jenna Osman, Lois & Richard Pace, Jules Painchaud, Lara Pappas, Annie-B Parson, Walter Parsons, Anne Patterson, Tristan Perich, Vivian Perlis, Frederick Peters, Roger Phillips, Alan Pierson, Edward Pierson, Scott Pollard, Rebecca Purdum & Thomas Moran, Lauren Radnofsky, Patricia Raley, Wayne Ransier, Ann Rauch & Michael Goldblum, Vicki Ray, Joel Reed, Steve Reich & Beryl Korot, Bonnie & Ken Resinski, Laura & Mark Rosenthal, George Rowbottom, Mary Rowell, Billy Ryan, Ruth & Marvin Sackner, David Saltonstall, Elissa Sampson, Robert Savelson & Susan Bianchi, Christina Schenker, Reiner Schimkat, Karl Schnaitter, Henry Schwartz & Beverly Semmes, Ric Scofidio & Liz Diller, Peter Serling, Arlene Shechet, Elaine Sherr, Yoko Shioya, Rich & Jackie Shulman, Ruth Shuman, Eugenia Siegler, Milan Simich, Joseph Simonetti, Matthew Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Kellen Smith, Mark Solomon, Beverly Sonnenborn, Clay Spence, Frederick Spielberg, Jack & Sash Seaver Spielberg, Alanna Stang, Axel Stawski, Tom Steenland, Corinne Steensma, Christine Stonbely, Pamela Summey, Michael & Diana Sworakowski, Sandy Tait & Hal Foster, Irene Talbott, Karen & Billy Tanzer, Jim Thirwell, Erin Thomas, Philippa Thompson, Tim Thomas, Torin & Patricia Thurston, Jill Tieman, David Tochen, Ceci & Jim Tripp, Ann Tsubota, Henry Van Der Meulen, Vanetta Vancak, Val Vasilevski, Libby & Jack Vees/Van Cleve, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Neil Wallace, Daryl Wallace, Andrew Wallach, Elizabeth Weitzman, David Weller, Lawrence Weschler, Richard White, MJ Wise, James & Elaine Wolfensohn, Bonnie Wright, Theodore Yanow, Pamela Z, Peter Zirnite.