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Bang on a Can Marathon

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free after 5pm. $16 before 5PM
Bang On A Can Marathon at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on June 21, 2015.
Performers in order:
Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.
Vicky Chow, piano, performing: 
Tristan Perich, Surface Image - for solo piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics
Dither (guitar quartet) performing:
Lainie Fefferman, Tongue of Thorns
- Florent Ghys, bass

LJ White, Wilder Shores (world premiere - with original poetry by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman)
- Third Angle New Music
Grand Band (6 pianos) performing: 
David Lang, face so pale
Asphalt Orchestra 
Performing:  Pixies / Charles Thompson, Bone Machine (arr. Peter Hess); River Euphrates (arr. Stephanie Richards); Cactus (arr. Ed RosenBerg III)
Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.
Performing: Kendall Williams, Rehearsals, MisConception
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Performing: Julia Wolfe, Reeling (from Field Recordings)
Johann Johannsson, Hz (from Field Recordings)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day (from Field Recordings)
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays (from Field Recordings)
Tomoko Mukaiyama, piano
performing:   Somei Satoh, Incarnations
Third Angle New Music: 
Performing:   Julian Day, Quartz (NY premiere)
Asphalt Orchestra
Ivo Papasov, Ivo's Ruchenitsa, Trakia Suite, Ilikovo Horo (arr. Peter Hess - world premiere of arrangement)
Grand Band
Performing:  Paul Kerekes, wither and bloom
So Percussion & Nels Cline, guitar & Bobby Previte, drums
Grand Band: 
Performing:   Michael Gordon, Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars... (or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You.)
Cyro Baptista, Forró for All
- Cyro Baptista & Friends
Gong Linna, voice & Bang on a Can All-Stars
Lao Luo, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Cloud-River-Mountain (world premiere commissioned by Maria and Robert A Skirnick and Arts Brookfield)
Glenn Branca Ensemble
Photo Credit: ©Stephanie Berger.

The 30th anniversary edition of the Bang on a Can Marathon brings a night of unique, boundary-pushing performances to the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays. The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Composers include Louis Andriessen, Kim Deal, Amir ElSaffar, Merril Garbus, Michael Gordon, Joan La Barbara, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Laaraji, Oliver Lake, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Caroline Shaw, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, and more.

Performers are Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Pan in Motion, Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble, Laaraji, Oliver Lake Crash Bang Trio with Bill McClellan and Reggie Nicholson, Just Ensemble, Innov Gnawa, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Caroline Shaw, and Women’s Raga Massive.

PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing, Found Sound Nation, hosts its Street Studio―a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!

Stay tuned for more details!

Suggested donation of $16 before 5 pm; free after 5 pm, courtesy of Target First Saturdays.


May 6
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free after 5pm. $16 before 5PM
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