Bang On A Can

Jun 16 1 – 10pm

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street
Co-presented with Pace University
All ages welcome

The Bang on a Can Marathon is non-stop, nine-hour super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. Hear and experience an astonishing range of musical styles, including contemporary sounds, fresh voices, and an unmatched diversity of performances all in one place.

This year’s marathon includes music by: Hans Abrahamsen, Derek Bermel, Jeffrey Brooks, Caleb Burhans, Peter Evans, Michael Gordon, John King, David Lang, Lukas Ligeti, Annea Lockwood, Nico Muhly, Tamar Muskal, Angélica Negron, Charlie Piper, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, Shara Worden, Tatsuya Yoshida, Tom Ze, and more.

This year’s marathon includes performances by: Alarm Will Sound, Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maya Beiser with the Provenance Project Band, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Le Cabaret Contemporain, David Cossin & Ben Reimer, Peter Evans, Monica Germino, Hotel Elefant, Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov, NYU Steel Pan Ensemble, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Talk Normal, TILT Brass, Shara Worden, and more.

Watch Julia Wolfe’s Reeling performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a Can Marathon Schedule:

1 PM

Caleb Burhans: oh ye of little faith… (do you know where your children are?)

Alarm Will Sound

Derek Bermel: Canzonas Americanas, Mvt 1: “El Dude”

Alarm Will Sound

Peter Evans: solo

Peter Evans, trumpet

Charlie Piper: zoetrope

Alarm Will Sound

Jeffrey Brooks: After the Treewatcher

Alarm Will Sound

Lukas Ligeti: lakoni in kazonnde*

David Cossin & Ben Reimer, drums

Cabaret Contemporain [to be announced from stage]


Shara Worden: Before the Words

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Nico Muhly: Short Prayers in Respect of a Storm

Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Aleeza Meir piano and string quartet

Kendall Williams: Conception*

NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble / NYUSTEEL, Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor

Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov: Medicine Buddha, White Palace

Yungchen Llamo, voice & Anton Batagov, piano

John King: Astral Epitaphs

Brooklyn Youth Chorus,  TILT, & John King, live electronics

Talk Normal: XO, Shot This Time, Dedicate This Song

Talk Normal

Tom Zé (arr. Stephanie Richards) Mā

Asphalt Orchestra

5 PM

Asphalt Orchestra [to be announced from stage]

Julia Wolfe With a blue dress on**

Monica Germino, violin

Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (Ten canons for nine instruments)

Talea Ensemble

Angélica Negrón: Drawings for Meyoko

Hotel Elefant

7 PM

Cabaret Contemporain [to be announced from stage]

David Lang: death speaks

Bang on a Can All-Stars & Shara Worden, voice

Tamar Muskal: Mar de Leche

Maya Beiser, cello with the Provenance Project Band

Annea Lockwood: Vortex

Bang on a Can All-Stars

9 PM

Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Tatsuya Yoshida: Zwimbarrac Khafzavrapp

Asphalt Orchestra

* World Premiere

** US Premiere


Bang on a Can celebrated 25 years during 2012, having grown from a one-day New York-based Marathon concert (on Mother’s Day in 1987 in a SoHo art gallery) to a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. Current projects include the annual Bang on a Can Marathon; The People’s Commissioning Fund, a membership program to commission emerging composers; the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who tour to major festivals and concert venues around the world every year; recording projects; the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, a professional development program for young composers and performers led by today’s pioneers of experimental music; Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can’s extreme street band that offers mobile performances re-contextualizing unusual music; Found Sound Nation, a new technology-based musical outreach program now partnering with the State Department of the United States of America to create Onebeat, a revolutionary, post-political residency program that uses music to bridge the gulf between young American musicians and young musicians from developing countries; cross-disciplinary collaborations and projects with DJs, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and more.  Each new program has evolved to answer specific challenges faced by today’s musicians, composers and audiences, in order to make innovative music widely accessible and wildly received. Bang on a Can’s inventive and aggressive approach to programming and presentation has created a large and vibrant international audience made up of people of all ages who are rediscovering the value of contemporary music. Bang on a Can’s inventive and aggressive approach to programming and presentation has created a large and vibrant international audience made up of people of all ages who are rediscovering the value of contemporary music.

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