Thursday, March 13, 20147:30pm

People's Commissioning Fund

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.

More information and tickets here.

People's Commissioning Fund New York New York

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bang on a Can All-Stars

The Bang on a Can All-Stars return to Asia for a six-concert tour & residency. 

David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Julia Wolfe: Believing
 
Field Recordings
Julia Wolfe:Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Bryce Dessner: Gloucester 27
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays  
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah – excerpt from The Cave
Michael Gordon: gene takes a drink
David Lang: unused swan
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem

Bang on a Can All-Stars Dublin

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bang on a Can All-Stars

The Bang on a Can All-Stars return to Asia for a six-concert tour & residency. 

David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Julia Wolfe: Believing
 
Field Recordings
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave)
Michael Gordon: gene takes a drink
Inhyun Kim: New Work
David Lang: unused swan
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem
Nick Zammuto: Real Beauty Turns 

Bang on a Can All-Stars Dublin

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bang on a Can All-Stars


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The Bang on a Can All-Stars return to Asia for a six-concert tour & residency.

David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Julia Wolfe: Believing
 
Field Recordings
Julia Wolfe:Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Christian Marclay: Fade to slide
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave)
Michael Gordon: gene takes a drink
Inhyun Kim: New Work
David Lang: unused swan
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem
Nick Zammuto: Real Beauty Turns

 

Bang on a Can All-Stars Dublin

Friday, April 11, 20148:00pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars

The Bang on a Can All-Stars return to The Atlas for Andriessen 75, a week-long festival celebrating the music of longtime mentor, friend, and collaborator Louis Andriessen. 

David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Michael Gordon: I Buried Paul
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Louis Andriessen: Life
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

More information and tickets here.

Bang on a Can All-Stars Dublin

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University
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The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform new and recently commissioned works from their impressive collaborations with leading Japanese composers plus celebrated core selections from their innovative American and Asian repertoire.

Mamoru Fujieda: Gamelan Cherry 
Akiko Ushijima: Distorted Melody 
Somei Satoh: Shu (Spells), Movement 4 
Tan Dun: Concerto for Six 
Julia Wolfe: Believing 
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction with special guest, Eduardo Leandro

More information and tickets here. 

Bang on a Can All-Stars Dublin

Wednesday, April 30, 20148:00pm

Summer Festival Benefit Party: April 30


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Join us for the Second Annual “Banglewood Benefit” this April 30 at JACKa performance space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This year, we’re doing an informal concert followed by a wild and wooly dance party. We’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of great musical bits from alums Ruby FultonAdam Cuthbert, Mark Stewart, Concert Black, New Thread Quartet to Nouveau Classical Project and more. And then DJ Jacob Cooper will “tear the roof off the sucka.”

Summer Festival Benefit Party: April 30 Brooklyn New York

Sunday, June 8, 20143:00pm

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: Dither


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Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum partner for the fourth summer in presenting Music in the Garden, an innovative performance series held in the Museum’s celebrated sculpture garden.

New York-based electric guitar quartet Dither kicks off this summer’s series on June 8, performing:

David Lang – warmth
John ZornCurling
Gyan RileyThe Tar of Gyu
Joshua LopesHead Down, Eyes Averted

Free with museum admission.
Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: Dither Long Island City New York

Saturday, June 21, 201411:00am

Asphalt Orchestra @ Make Music New York

On June 21th Asphalt Orchestra joins Make Music New York for And Death Shall Have No Dominion. Conceived and composed by Pete M. Wyer, the piece is a participatory singing event for a synchronized headphone choir in honor of Dylan Thomas’s famous poem. The band begins at various locations in Lower Manhattan at 11am, converging on Rockefeller Park at 11:45am. 

Asphalt Orchestra @ Make Music New York New York New York

June 222:00pm10:00pm

Bang on a Can Marathon


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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.

2pm
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

Bearthoven
Brooks Frederickson: Undertoad

Anonymous 4
David Lang: love fail (selections)

Dawn of Midi
Amino Belyamani and Aakaash Israni: Excerpt from Dysnomia

4pm
Roomful of Teeth
Judd Greenstein: AEIOU
Caroline Shaw: Allemande and Sarabande from Partita for 8 Voices 

Contemporaneous
Andrew Norman: Try

Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann
Meredith Monk: Facing North

Jherek Bischoff & Contemporaneous
Jherek Bischoff: Works TBA

6pm
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

8pm
So Percussion
Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings

Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends
Louis Andriessen: Hoketus

Mantra Percussion
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.

Bang on a Can Marathon! New York New York

Thursday, July 10, 20147:30pm

Bang on a Can @ The Jewish Museum: Other Primary Structures


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Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum continue their season-long partnership in presenting Other Primary Structures featuring performances by Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore. This concert of music by Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and John Zorn is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Other Primary Structures. 

Bang on a Can @ The Jewish Museum: Other Primary Structures New York New York

Sunday, July 13, 20143:00pm

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: Bang on Ja-Pan


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Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum partner for the fourth summer in presenting Music in the Garden, an innovative performance series held in the Museum’s celebrated sculpture garden 

On July 13, Music in the Garden will present Bang on Ja-pan, a concert specially curated by Bang on Can including music by Japanese composer Michio Kitazume, Dai Fujikura, Kazuo Fukushima, and Toru Takemitsu  performed by flutists Kelli Kathman and Jessica Schmitz, singer Daisy Press, and percussionist Carson Moody

Free with museum admission. 

Sunday, August 10, 20143:00pm

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: JACK Quartet


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Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum partner for the fourth summer in presenting Music in the Garden, an innovative performance series held in the Museum’s celebrated sculpture garden on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. All concerts are free with Museum admission.

On August 10, the celebrated New York string ensemble JACK Quartet will perform works from composer Ken Thomson‘s new CD from Cantaloupe Music, THAW.

Free with museum admission.

Music in the Garden @ The Noguchi Museum: JACK Quartet Long Island City New York