The concert kicks off with Bang on a Can’s renowned live performance of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports and closes with the Bang on a Can All-Stars and red fish blue fish (UC San Diego) performing the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich’s masterwork Music for 18 Musicians. You will also see and hear an exceptional indie-orchestral collaboration featuring Jherek Bischoff with Scrape Ensemble and composer Jim Knapp; a new electronic offering from multi-experimental Morgan Henderson (Past Lives, Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers); otherworldly viola/voice duo Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney; piano-percussion pair Gust Burns and Greg Campbell; the “honed and primal, chromed and primo sonic action” of Shabazz Palaces, Seattle premieres of signature works by Bang on a Can co-founders composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe; and more.
Brian Eno’s Music for Airports – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Michael Gordon’s Light is Calling – Ashley Bathgate, cello
Wave Piece – Morgan Henderson
David Lang’s Sunray – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Julia Wolfe’s Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Performance and Sonic Obstruction of Sounds (5a) – Gust Burns & Greg Campbell
New Work by Jim Knapp – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
New Work by Jherek Bischoff – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians – Bang on a Can All-Stars & red fish blue fish
The Bang on a Can Marathon in Seattle is co-presented by Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards, and co-curated by Bang on a Can and Seattle multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff.