On April 28, Bang on a Can is celebrating 25 years with an extraordinary triple-bill at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars US Premiere of Field Recordings, the Asphalt Orchestra World Premiere collaboration with drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, and MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika.
Using film, found sound, and archival audio and video, Field Recordings features nine hot-off-the-press commissioned works for the the unstoppable Bang on a Can All-Stars by: Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix (performing live), Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay (performing live), Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto, (performing live), and Evan Ziporyn (performing live).
Also featured in this birthday bash performance is in-house virtuoso street band Asphalt Orchestra with unbelievable Japanese drummer Tatsuya Yoshida (mastermind behind the legendary noise/prog band Ruins). Asphalt has arranged two of his pieces and will be collaborating on a World Premiere composition (with Yoshida himself performing live!).
The festivities will begin with the mighty Gamelan Galak Tika performing its signature piece – Evan Ziporyn’s Tire Fire for gamelan and retuned electric guitars.