Bang on a Can returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 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.
Co-presented by River to River Festival, Arts Brookfield, and Bang on a Can.
Lead support is provided by ASCAP, in celebration of its 100 years of protecting, supporting and fostering the work of composers worldwide.
Set times are approximate.
Great Noise Ensemble
Armando Bayolo: Caprichos
Carlos Carrillo: De la brevedad de la vida
Adrianna Mateo, violin
Molly Joyce: Lean Back and Release
Great Noise Ensemble
Marc Mellits: Machine V from 5 Machines
Brooks Frederickson: Undertoad
David Lang: love fail (selections)
Dawn of Midi
Amino Belyamani and Aakaash Israni: Excerpt from Dysnomia
Roomful of Teeth
Judd Greenstein: AEIOU
Caroline Shaw: Allemande and Sarabande from Partita for 8 Voices
Andrew Norman: Try
Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann
Meredith Monk: Facing North
Jherek Bischoff & Contemporaneous
Jherek Bischoff: Works TBA
Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, & friends
Meredith Monk: Panda Chant II from The Games
Jace Clayton, electronics; David Friend, Emily Manzo, piano; Arooj Aftab, voice
Julius Eastman and Jace Clayton: Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
Bang on a Can All-Stars
JG Thirlwell: Anabiosis
Paula Matthusen: ontology of an echo
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings
Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends
Louis Andriessen: Hoketus
Michael Gordon: Timber
PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio - a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!
Before the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon begins, remember the amazing power, impact and importance of music compositions of all types as well as their talented composers. Take 4 minutes to watch "Why We Create Music," a short film commissioned by ASCAP for it's 100th birthday, featuring Bang on a Can Co-Founder David Lang alongside Bill Withers, Lady Antebellum, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Aloe Blacc, Dan Wilson, Carter Burwell, Amy Grant, Bear McCreary, Josh Kear, Claudia Brant, and Savan Kotecha. Each wrote and recorded a contribution to the score during the film-making process.