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Bang on a Can Marathon Schedule Announced!

@ NYU Skirball Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 12-10pm
10 hours of FREE Live Music!

Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 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.

Here's the schedule! (set times are approximate)




  • Jeffrey Brooks’s Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother* performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars & Contemporaneous
  • Tom Chiu’s RETROCON,* performed by FLUX Quartet
  • Mazz Swift & Therese Workman’s Revolution:House, performed by Mazz Swift: violin, voice, synth & Therese Workman: voice, synth
  • Jeffrey Brooks’s The Passion,* performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars & Contemporaneous, David Bloom conductor



More info


Jeffrey Brooks Great Big Performance & Recording Project

Jeffrey Brooks is an outstanding composer. We've know that since we met him in the mid 1980's! Despite heatlh setbacks that would have ended most careers, he's continued to make music that defies convention and touches us deeply.


Apply until Apr 25 :: Media Workshop :: A new project for music journalists/critics at our Summer Festival at MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Media Workshop at MASS MoCA

July 22-29, 2018

An exploration of contemporary music criticismand journalism

This summer, we are launching a workshop for for music critics and journalists! Bang on a Can, our special guest faculty, John Schaefer (of WNYC's New Sounds), and 4 writers in the early stages of their careers will gather at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA) to explore the role of criticism and journalism in today's dynamic contemporary music scene. Our aim is to help writers generate a vocabulary, syntax, and context that is most useful for readers/ listeners and to make modern music and criticism more accessible, welcoming, and exciting to all audiences.

Deadline to apply is April 25.

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid Quartet :: April 26

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Performing alongside the exhibition Scenes from the Collection, cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid brings in her own remarkable collection of leading Chicago and New York based musicians to perform a set of music combining her love for groove along with freer concepts. 

The Tomeka Reid Quartet is: Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomas Fujiwara, drums