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Bang on a Can Marathon


June 21, 2015

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is co-presented by Bang on a Can, Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival.

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 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

FEATURING MUSIC BY Anna Clyne, Julian Day, Lainie Fefferman, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Lao Luo, Ivo Papasov, Tristan Perich, Pixies, Bobby Previte, Todd Reynolds, Somei Satoh, LJ White, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, Glen Branca, Cyro Baptista AND MORE

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crossfire Steel Orchestra Inc., Vicky Chow, Nels Cline, Corey Dargel, Dither, Florent Ghys, Gong Linna, Grand Band, Tomoko Mukaiyama, So Percussion, Third Angle New Music, Glenn Branca ensemble, Cyro Baptista and friends AND MORE

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! Located on the Waterfront Plaza outside the Winter Garden from 1 – 4pm.


12:00 PM
Lord Nelson, Ah Goin’ An Party Tonight (arr. Kendall Williams) – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Kendall Williams, Down Seven – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Tristan Perich, Surface Image for solo piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics – Vicky Chow, Piano

Lainie Fefferman, Tongue of Thorns  – Dither

2:00 PM
Florent Ghys, Music from the album Télévision  – Florent Ghys, Bass

LJ White, Wilder Shores (with original poetry by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman) – Third Angle New Music

David Lang, face so pale – Grand Band

Pixies / Charles Thompson, Bone Machine (arr. Peter Hess), River Euphrates (arr. Stephanie Richards), Cactus (arr. Ed RosenBerg III)  – Asphalt Orchestra

Kendall Williams, Rehearsals and MisConception  – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

From the Bang on a Can All-Stars’ latest album Field Recordings:

Julia Wolfe, Reeling  Johann Johannsson, Hz Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day  Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays   – Bang on a Can All-Stars

4:00 PM
Somei Satoh, Incarnations  – Tomoko Mukaiyama, Piano

Julian DayQuartz  – Third Angle New Music

Ivo Papasov,  Ivo’s Ruchenitsa, Trakia Suite, Ilikovo Horo (all arr. by Peter Hess)  – Asphalt Orchestra

Paul Kerekes wither  – Grand Band

6:00 PM
Bobby Previte, Terminals 3 & 4  –  So Percussion with Nels Cline, guitar &  Bobby Previte, Drums

Michael Gordon, Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars… (or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You.)  – Grand Band

Cyro Baptista,  Forró for All  – Cyro Baptista & Friends

8:00 PM
Lao Luo, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Cloud-River-Mountain*  – Gong Linna, voice & Bang on a Can All-Stars

Glenn Branca, Ascension Three – Glenn Branca Ensemble