Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano. This monumental performance-installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics echoes the shimmering quality of Paris’ 19th century arcades and is presented in conjunction with The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin and his renowned essay "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."

Presented as part of Westminster’s Transforming Space project, the All-Stars and the Westminster Choir perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields, in the monumental space of the Roebling Wireworks in Trenton, NJ. Staging for this performance by Doug Varone!

Pre-Performance Talk for both April 21 and 22 shows at 7:15 p.m - Julia Wolfe, conductor Joe Miller and historian and preservationist Clifford Zink will present a talk about Anthracite Fields, the significance of the performance site and the Transforming Space project before each performance. Coal from the Anthracite mines played a vital role in Trenton's industrial success, which inspired the slogan "Trenton Makes, the World Takes."

The Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform the music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as part of the project curated by Steve Reich - Three Generations - celebrating his 80th birthday! 

Carnegie Hall on April 19!

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Kelli Kathman, Flute
Roberta Michel, Flute
Peter Hess, Saxophones
David Friend, Keyboard
Michael Gordon, Keyboard
Nathan Koci, Accordion
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Gregg August, Bass


JACK Quartet


DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer

Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon


Our Bang on a Can All-Stars and Julia Wolfe head to the heart of coal country for two big productions of Pulitzer Prize winner Anthracite Fields. First at Penn State on Thursday the 30th of March, and then at Bucknell University on Saturday April 1. The two central Pennsylvania shows are close enough together you could go to both and emulate the great tradition of following favorite bands on the road!

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the Warhol Museum's Sound Series, performing music from the Field Recordings project at the Carnegie Lecture Hall.


Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide [with film]
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink [with film by Bill Morrison]
David Lang, unused swan 
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave)
Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz [with film]
Gabriella Smith, Panitao
Bryce Dessner, Letter 27
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day 
Nick Zammuto, Real Beauty Turns

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at Georgia Tech on March 11!

Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
David Lang, unused swan
Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz with film
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 with film
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars are bringing Anthracite Fields to Illinois!

Illinois - March 3

Krannert Center at University of Illinois


Coming up in Feb - Asphalt Orchestra's Berlin debut as part of the "Festival USA" at the Konzerthaus Berlin! In addition to the late night show on Feb 17, we'll be popping up in locations and times tba on Feb 16. 

On the program:

Frank Zappa, Zomby Woof (arr Peter Hess)
Thomas Mapfumo,  Ngoma Yekwedu (arr Alex Hamlin)
Charles Mingus,  The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers (arr Jose Davila)
Ken Thomson, Turn Around
Meredith Monk, St Petersburg Waltz (arr Ken Thomson)
tUnE-yArDs/Merrill Garbus, Bizness (arr Ken Thomson)
Michael Gordon, Tree-oh (arr Ken Thomson)
Pixies/Kim Deal, Gigantic (arr Nathan Koci)
Ivo Papasov, Ivo's Ruchenitsa (arr Peter Hess)