February 912:00pm10:00pm

Bang on a Can Marathon in San Francisco

Bang on a Can brings it’s signature event, the Marathon to San Francisco. Featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Iva Bittova, Don Byron, Pamela Z, Carla Kihlstedt’s Necessary Monsters, Cheb I Sabbah, and more. Full program:

Noon-6pm in the Forum

  • Annie Gosfield, Overvoltage Rumble, Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Fred Frith, Snakes and Ladders, Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Julia Wolfe, My Lips from Speaking,  Lisa Moore, piano
  • Karólína Eiríksdóttir,  Stjörnumuldur,   Njúton
  • Kolbeinn Einarsson,  18 Virgins,    Njúton
  • Evan Ziporyn,  Speak, At-man!,   Njúton
  • Carla Kihlstedt, 3 Songs from Necessary Monsters, Necessary Monsters
  • Paul Lansky,  A is for…,    Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Lukas Ligeti,  Glamour Girl,   Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Pamela Z,  Suite for Vocals & Electronics, Pamela Z
  • Ernesto Diaz-Infante,  Sun Heals Life,  Ernesto Diaz-Infante & The Neshama Alma Band & Marjorie Sturm    
  • Cornelius Boots,  Tooth & Claw,   Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet
  • Alvin Lucier,  Canon,    Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Thurston Moore,  Stroking Piece #1,   Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Cheb I Sabbah, Jog Alaap (Shri Durga),  Cheb I Sabbah, Riffat Sultana, Shiraz & Salar Nader     

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8pm in the Theater  

  • David Lang,   Cheating, Lying, Stealing,  Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Michael Gordon, I Buried Paul,   Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Don Byron,  Selections from “A Ballad for Many”, Bang on a Can All-Stars and Don Byron, clarinet
  • Julia Wolfe,  Big Beautiful Dark & Scary,  Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Iva Bittová,  solo,    Iva Bittová, violin, voice
  • Iva Bittová, Selections from “Elida”, Bang on a Can All-Stars and Iva Bittová, violin, voice
Bang on a Can Marathon in San Francisco San Francisco California

May 31June 1, 2008

Bang on a Can Marathon

World Financial Center Winter Garden
New York, NY map

6:00pm

  • John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony (3rd Movement)
    • Alarm Will Sound
  • Pamela Z – Chalky Crystal Liquid Cave
    • Pamela Z
  • Harrison Birtwistle – Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae
    • Alarm Will Sound
  •  Annie Gosfield – Lightning Singers and Dead Ringers
    •  Lisa Moore, piano
  • Donnacha Dennehy – Gra agus Bas
    • Crash Ensemble

8:00 PM

  • Terry Riley – Loops for Ancient Giant Nude Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle (3rd movement)
    •  Crash Ensemble
  • Karsh Kale – Timeline
    •  Karsh Kale and Raj Maddela
  •  Chaya Czernowin – Sahaf
    •  Ensemble Nikel
  •  Caleb Burhans – no
    •  Caleb Burhans
  •  Julia Wolfe – Strong Hold
    •  Hartt Bass Band
  •  Michael Gordon – Last Stop on the F Train (with film by Bill Morrison)
    •  Young People’s Chorus of New York

10:00 PM

  • Evan Ziporyn – Shadowbang
    •  Bang on a Can All-Stars
  •  Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Convex-Concave-Concord
    •  Bang on a Can All-Stars
  •  Owen Pallett performing his own work
  •  Owen Pallett – Twelve Polearms
    •  Bang on a Can All-Stars and Owen Pallet
  •  Lukas Ligeti – Glamour Girl
    •  Bang on a Can All-Stars
  •  Bora Yoon – ( ((Phonation) ))
    •  Bora Yoon and Luke Dubois (visuals)

12:00 AM

  • Steve Reich – Daniel Variations
    •  Signal Ensemble
  •  Arnold Dreyblatt – Resonant Relations
    •  Crash Ensemble
  •  The Beatles (arr. Matt Marks) – Revolution #9
    •  Alarm Will Sound

2:00 AM

  •  David Lang – the so called laws of nature
    •  So Percussion
  •  Marnie Stern performing her own work
  •  Sivan Cohen Elias – Riba
    •  Ensemble Nikel
  •  Ruben Seroussi – Nikel
    •  Ensemble Nikel

4:00 AM

  •  Dan Deacon – Ultimate Reality Part 3 (with visuals by Jimmy Joe Roche)
    •  Dan Deacon, Kevin Omeara and Jeremy Hyman
  •  Brian Eno (arr. Jenny Pergolesi) with film by Suzanne Bocanegra
    •  Contact
  •  Karlheinz Stockhausen – Stimmung
    •  Toby Twining Music

 

July 10July 26, 2008

Bang on a Can Summer Festival

MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA map

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present their 7th consecutive year of musical collaboration with a rich daily schedule of exciting performances. There will be 2 recitals daily in the museum galleries (except Sundays), free with museum admission.

Thurs July 10
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Evan Ziporyn, composer and clarinets

Fri July 11
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Vicki Ray, pianist, performs works by Shaun Naidoo, Peter Ablinger, Oliver Messaien and more

Sat July 12
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Brad Lubman, Pauline Oliveros, and Evan Ziporyn

Mon July 14
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Todd Reynolds, violin

Tues July 15
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: composer/performer Ken Thomson, clarinets and friends

Weds July 16
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Gregg August, bass

Thurs July 17
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: TBA
8:00 pm Members of Bang on a Can featured on the “Third Thursday” festival in downtown Pittsfield, MA. Free.

Friday July 18
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: world premieres of 4 works written and performed by festival fellows.
7:00 pm Members of Bang on a Can perform a free concert at Gallery 51 in downtown North Adams

Sat, July 19
11:00am “Kids can Too” family performance
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Balinese Gamelan led by Christine Southworth
8:00 pm Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guest Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Also featuring a world premiere by Todd Reynolds. (Click here to purchase tickets

Mon July 21
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: world premieres of 4 works written and performed by festival fellows.

Tues July 22
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: festival improvisation ensembles perform

Weds July 23
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: TBA
7:00 pm Members of Bang on a Can perform a free concert at Windsor Lake in North Adams

Thurs July 24
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Festival ensemble performs works by Phil Kline, Lou Harrison and more.

Fri July 25
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: festival composers improvise.

Sat July 26
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Bang on a Can Marathon with Special guest Terry Riley

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SCHEDULE (Set times are approximate, program subject to change):

 


    4pm
    Judd Greenstein
    Get Up/Get Down


    

    Lois V Vierk
    Timberline


    
    Terry Riley
    Woelfli Portraits



    
    Sean Francis Conway
    Didgeridoo and Percussion Trio


    

    Christopher Adler
    Ecstatic Volutions in the Neon Haze


    6pm
    Morton Feldman
    The O'Hara Songs



    
    Ken Thomson
    Seasonal Disorder


    

    Iannis Xenakis
    N'Shima


    
    Terry Riley
    Olson III



    8pm
    Traditional (arr Wayan Loceng)
    Sekar Ginotan (Balinese gamelan gender wayang)



    
    Evan Ziporyn
    Cu (Ba Li) Bre (Balinese gamelan gender wayang)


    

    Donald Crockett
    Whistling in the Dark


    
    Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang
    Shelter with texts by Deborah Artman, films by Bill Morrison, and Projections by Laurie Olinder of Ridge Theater



    
    Terry Riley
    Improvisation


    

    Frank Zappa
    The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat and G-Spot Tornado 

 

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More info at the MASS MoCA box office>

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche

Hall Auditorium @ Miami University
Oxford, OH map

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche

Program (Subject to change):
Lukas Ligeti: Glamour Girl
Brian Eno: Music for Airports 1/1 (arr: Michael Gordon)
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
–Intermission–
Glenn Kotche/Steve Reich: Clapping Music Variations
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood (arr: David Cossin)
Glenn Kotche: Mobile
Glenn Kotche: Snap

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche

Loeb Playhouse @ Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN map

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Glenn Kotche

Program (Subject to Change):
Lukas Ligeti: Glamour Girl
Brian Eno: Music for Airports 1/1 (arr: Michael Gordon)
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
–Intermission–
Glenn Kotche/Steve Reich: Clapping Music Variations
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood (arr: David Cossin)
Glenn Kotche: Mobile
Glenn Kotche: Snap

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

October 13October 14, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Iva Bittova

Romaeuropa Festival
Rome, Italy map

Programs (Subject to Change):

October 13th:
Evan Ziporyn: Music from Shadowbang
David Lang: Heroin (With Film by Doug Aitken)
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
–Intermission–
Brian Eno: Music for Airports

October 14th:
Conlon Nancarrow: Four Studies
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Michael Gordon: Light Is Calling (Film by Bill Morrison)
Thurston Moore: Stroking Piece #1
–Intermission–
Iva Bittova: Elida

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.