Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm


230 Vesey Street, New York, NY [map]

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10 HOURS of Live Music. FREE!

On Sunday, June 21, from 12 noon to 10pm, Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, FREE for the public at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street), co-presented by Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival. This annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten 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.

Lead support for the 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and by ASCAP - protecting, supporting, and fostering the work of composers worldwide.

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Bang on a Can Marathon

June 21, 2015 - 12pm–10pm
Brookfield Place Winter Garden


11:00 AM

Event kicks off with a Street Studio hosted by Found Sound Nation from 11am - 2pm outside the Winter Garden by the North Cove. 

12:00 PM

Lord Nelson, Ah Goin’ An Party Tonight (arr. Kendall Williams)
Kendall Williams, Down Seven
Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Tristan Perich, Surface Image - for solo piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics
Vicky Chow, piano

Lainie Fefferman, Tongue of Thorns

2:00 PM

Florent Ghys, Music from the album Télévision
- Florent Ghys, bass

LJ White, Wilder Shores (world premiere - with original poetry by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman)
Third Angle New Music

David Lang, face so pale
Grand Band

Pixies / Charles Thompson, Bone Machine (arr. Peter Hess); River Euphrates (arr. Stephanie Richards); Cactus (arr. Ed RosenBerg III)
Asphalt Orchestra

Kendall Williams, Rehearsals, MisConception
- Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Julia Wolfe, Reeling (from Field Recordings)
Johann Johannsson, Hz (from Field Recordings)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day (from Field Recordings)
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays (from Field Recordings)
Bang on a Can All-Stars

4:00 PM

Somei Satoh, Incarnations
Tomoko Mukaiyama, piano

Julian Day, Quartz (NY premiere)
Third Angle New Music

Ivo Papasov, Ivo's Ruchenitsa, Trakia Suite, Ilikovo Horo (arr. Peter Hess - world premiere of arrangement)
Asphalt Orchestra

Paul Kerekes, wither and bloom
Grand Band

6:00 PM

Bobby Previte, Terminals 3 and 4
So Percussion & Nels Cline, guitar & Bobby Previte, drums

Michael Gordon, Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars... (or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You.)
Grand Band

Cyro Baptista, Forró for All
- Cyro Baptista & Friends

8:00 PM

Lao Luo, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Cloud-River-Mountain (world premiere commissioned by Maria and Robert A Skirnick and Arts Brookfield)
-Gong Linna, voice & Bang on a Can All-Stars

Glenn Branca, Ascension Three
-Glenn Branca Ensemble

10:00 PM - END

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!

Many thanks to Steinway for providing seven pianos for this performance.