The Bang on a Can Marathon in Seattle will feature six hours of live music by some of the most innovative musicians from across the country alongside some of Seattle’s most pioneering artists, in an incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world.
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.
Set Times are Approximate and Subject to Change
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.