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 — three composers not long out of Yale University, in New York to kickstart their careers — decided to try mixing composition with entrepreneurship by presenting a 12-hour, new-music marathon at Exit Art, a gallery at Broadway and Prince Street, in SoHo.”
Part 2 – Opening the Flood Gates
“With a structure in place, anything was possible, and tendrils sprang rapidly.”