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Bang on a Can Marathon


June 22, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
Winter Garden
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Part of River to River 2014

Bang on a Can returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 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.

Some highlights include Mantra Percussion performing Michael Gordon’s psychedelic percussion sextet Timber for amplified 2x4s; an exceptional indie-orchestral collaboration featuring multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff and Contemporaneous; the Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends presenting Louis Andriessen’s hammering classic Hoketus in honor of the composer’s 75th birthday this June; the mesmerizing Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble performing selections from their namesake’s iconic canon; a multimedia performance of Jace Clayton’s (aka DJ/rupture) singular work Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, plus performances by Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, and much more!

Throughout the Marathon, 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!



Great Noise Ensemble
Carlos Carrillo: De la brevedad de la vida
Armando Bayolo: Caprichos

Adrianna Mateo, violin
Molly Joyce: Lean Back and Release

Great Noise Ensemble
Marc Mellits: Machine V from 5 Machines

Brooks Frederickson: Undertoad

Anonymous 4
David Lang: love fail (selections)



Dawn of Midi
Amino Belyamani and Aakaash Israni: Excerpt from Dysnomia

Roomful of Teeth
Judd Greenstein: AEIOU
Caroline Shaw: Allemande and Sarabande from Partita for 8 Voices

Andrew Norman: Try

Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann
Meredith Monk: Facing North



Jherek Bischoff & Contemporaneous
Jherek Bischoff: Works TBA

Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, & friends
Meredith Monk: Panda Chant II from the Games

Jace Clayton, electronics; David Friend, Emily Manzo, piano; Arooj Aftab, voice
Julius Eastman and Jace Clayton: Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner

Bang on a Can All-Stars
JG Thirlwell: Anabiosis
Paula Matthusen: ontology of an echo
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary



So Percussion
Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings

Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends
Louis Andriessen: Hoketus

Mantra Percussion
Michael Gordon: Timber