Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online
– April 18!
New Commissions! On April 18, Bang on a Can presents its 2nd entire marathon of PREMIERES! 15 brand new works by 15 pioneering composers. Tune in to hear 4 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, mind-blowing music. Andy Akiho! Carman Moore! Joan LaBarbara! Matana Roberts! Kelly Moran! Rudresh Mahanthappa! and so many many more.
This concert is FREE! But please do consider purchasing a ticket. That helps us pay more players, commission more composers, and make more music.
Film Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer
– May 6
Cal Performances at Home premieres a new film, Steel Hammer, based on the acclaimed oratorio by Julia Wolfe—a dazzling work that mines the sounds and stories of Appalachia.
The video premiere is May 6 at 7pm PT, and 10pm ET on May 6. It will be available on demand through August 4.
– May 2!
A Global Music Celebration curated and hosted by Found Sound Nation!
May 2, 12pm-4pm ET.
The OneBeat Virtual Marathon is back! OneBeat, a singular global music exchange led by our Found Sound Nation team, employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy. We are thrilled to present this second virtual event, showcasing creative musicians who come together to make music, not war. The OneBeat Marathon brings together disparate musical communities, offering virtuosic creators a space to share their work. These spectacular musicians join us from across the globe, from a wide range of musical traditions. They illuminate our world, open our ears, and break through the barriers that keep us apart.
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Welome to CANLAND
– Bang on a Can's new archive
Since 1987 we’ve done our best to save, record and video as many of our programs as possible. We’ve now put the finishing touches on an ALL ACCESS archive of all 33 years of music-making. We’re calling it CanLand. Our vision for CanLand is that it’s not just a museum-like catalog, but a meeting place for the extraordinary world we have built together over these many years, a place to connect and reconnect with the music, the composers, the performers, the experiences we’ve shared, and most important, with one another during this very unusual time of separation.