“‘When things are tough all around us, we dream,’ the composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe wrote in a letter to potential donors in 1996.”
Bang on a Can succeeded in chipping away at the abiding problem of 20th century music — the lingering alienation and mistrust between composers and audiences.
“And what assures Lang’s hypnotic opera of being an inescapable winner is a mesmerizingly virtuosic performance by Rod Gilfry destined for the annals of opera.”
NYTimes reviews Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my Mouth world premiere with the NY Philharmonic.
Review of the 2018 Peoples Commissioning Fund concert at Merkin Hall, by Tristan McKay. “And if there’s one thing to celebrate about Bang on a Can (other than the fabulous…
Bang on a Can at 30 – an article in 2-parts by Allan Kozinn! Part 1 – Creating the Space “In May 1987, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon…
Review from Anthony Tommasini of the NY Times. Cloud River Mountain was “written for the virtuosic Ms. Gong and the Bang on a Can All-Stars ensemble, who performed this compellingly…
Feature by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim “Perhaps the most radical notion that has taken root thanks to Bang on a Can is that of success through generosity, with composers attending each…
Review – ‘Steel Hammer’ bangs out a spectacularly inventive social message at UCLA’s Royce Hall “An extraordinarily potent collaboration between composer Julia Wolfe and director Anne Bogart”
The NY Times review of the Bang on a Can Marathon 2015 at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden. Special Support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, ASCAP and Arts Brookfield.
A Julia Wolfe feature in Forbes Magazine for her 2015 award of the Pulitzer Prize, for Anthracite Fields.
New Sounds reviews Asphalt Orchestra Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa on Cantaloupe Music.
San Jose Mercury News features OneBeat 2014 residency and tour.
The Boston Globe features the 2014 Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA.
The New York Times reviews the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon.
The New York Times reviews the NY Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.
The New Yorker previews Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields at the New York Philharmonic Biennial.
NPR Music’s deceptive cadence highlights the PBS Arthur episode featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the World Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
I Care If You Listen reviews the Bang on a Can All-Stars People’s Commissioning Fund performance at the Ecstatic Music Festival.