photo by Bill Wadman

John Cage, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon's "House Music" performed by Ashley Bathgate - September 23

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8pm ET, Bang on a Can presents a special one-hour live, online event featuring cellist Ashley Bathgate performing Michael Gordon’s House Music. Gordon composed House Music for Ashley, and it was written to be performed only in intimate spaces, such as a living room, for a small audience. Gordon explains his intentions behind the music: "House Music remembers the time when radio, stadium concerts and CDs did not yet exist. Music was something to enjoy in a homey atmosphere."

House Music is an hour-long concert of virtuosic cello songs, premiered by Bathgate in The Tiny Cello House on the IJ waterfront in Amsterdam as part of the 2018 Cello Biennale Amsterdam. For this special live-stream event, she will broadcast directly from her home to yours, speaking informally, recreating the experience of being together in a living room. Tickets for this event will be limited to maintain the intimacy of a house concert. Ticket includes access to a post-show zoom meeting with the artists.

The next live streamed Bang on a Can Marathon is October 18!

Join us on Sunday October 18 for the next live streamed Marathon! More info coming soon.

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.