The Bang on a Can Sound @ Beijing Modern Music Festival

Monday, May 20, 2013

Central Conservatory of Music
Beijing, China map

Bang on a Can brings its polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility to the Beijing Modern Music Festival, celebrating the breadth of the genre-busting Bang on a Can sound with two boundary bending programs of music by co-founders and artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.

Performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble, a band of cutting-edge New York new music performers led by veteran Bang on a Can violinist Todd Reynolds with virtuoso performers from the annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, including David Friend (piano), Mariel Roberts (cello), Jessica Schmitz (flute), Ashley Smith (clarinet), and Ellery Trafford (percussion), the second concert on May 20 is an explosive program of chamber works: on the bill is Julia Wolfe’s Girlfriend, David Lang’s sweet air and these broken wings, Michael Gordon’s ACDC and Light Is Calling, and Ping Jin’s A Shanty.