Bang on a Can’s annual People’s Commissioning Fund concert returns with a high-octane concert of world premieres and an expanded Bang on a Can All-Stars lineup! The 2022 PCF concert is part of the Ecstatic Music Festival and will be hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer.
The concert will also be live streamed on live.bangonacan.org
Tickets are $25 or $15 for students.
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The Peoples Commisioning Fund Concert is Bang on a Can’s annual performance of world premieres commissioned by our fans especially for the All-Stars! We’ll present new works by Josue Collado, Nicole Lizee, Trevor Weston, Henry Threadgill, and will also be performing classics from Annie Gosfield, Andrew Dreyblatt and Glann Branca. We are delighted to be part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, and to have this performance hosted by John Schaefer and New Sounds Live.
Merkin Hall New York
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People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
PLUS Bang on a Can 30 Years Kick-off Party!
New works by Nico Muhly, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Juan Felipe Waller, St Remy from Michael Gordon‘s chamber opera Van Gogh, music by Philip Glass and more. The concert is part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, and will be hosted by John Schaefer and broadcast on WNYC-FM’s pioneering show New Sounds Live.
The Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) concert is one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 40 works of music. Bang on a Can celebrates 30 Years in 2017! Come join the party!
David Lang sunray
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Fields
Juan Felipe Waller Hybrid Ambiguities
Nico Muhly Comfortable Cruising Altitude
Michael Gordon St. Remy (from Van Gogh)
Julia Wolfe Believing
Philip Glass Bed (from Einstein on the Beach)
Philip Glass Closing (from Glassworks)
Bang on a Can teams up with the Ecstatic Music Festival to present the 2014 Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond, hosted again this year by John Schaefer/WNYC New Sounds and streamed as a live audio webcast by Q2 Music!
This year, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give the world premieres of works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Alvin Lucier, Richard Reed Parry, and Daniel Wohl, in addition to a performance of Julia Wolfe’s driving classic from 1994 Lick, and David Lang’s haunting death speaks featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guest Shara Worden.
On March 14 Bang on a Can’s radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission new works from adventurous composers returns to New York City’s Merkin Hall with a program of ear-bending world premieres commissioned by the people! Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, the performance will include new works by cutting-edge multimedia composer Anna Clyne, hypnotic electronic guru Dan Deacon, electro-acoustic experimentalist and installation artist Paula Matthusen, and Icelandic electronica minimalist Jóhann Jóhannsson, as well as the world premieres of avant-indie rocker Tyondai Braxton’s TREMS and cross-genre composer/performer Fay Kueen Wang‘s Weltinseln featuring Wang performing alongside the All-Stars.