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Dec 11, 2021


Bang on a Can All Stars

December 11, 2021
4:00pm EST // 10:00pm CEST

New York's electric »Bang on a Can All-Stars« perform a high-octane set of classic selections and new work. The hour-long set features signature works by »Bang on a Can« co-founding composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, American legend Meredith Monk, the late UK composer Steve Martland, and the premiere of a new work by Berlin-based American composer Nick Dunston.

Concert program:

David Lang »sunray«

Michael Gordon »Gene takes a drink«

Nick Dunston »Fainting is Down, Whooshing is up«

Julia Wolfe »Believing«

Meredith Monk »Spaceship«

Steve Martland »Horses of Instruction«

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bass: Robert Black

Piano and Keyboard: Vicky Chow

Percussion: David Cossin

Cello: Arlen Hlusko

Guitar: Mark Stewart

Clarinet and Saxophon: Ken Thomson

Sound Design: Andrew Cotton

Founded in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, and has grown from a one-day New York-based Marathon concert to a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. Formed out of this group in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a category-defying identity. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group’s distinctive instrumentation and style of performance, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right, performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally. »Believing« by Julia Wolfe was commissioned by NPS Dutch Radio for the Bang on a Can All-Stars. »Fainting is Down, Whooshing is Up« by Nick Dunston was commissioned with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Header Image: Bang on a can All-Stars © Timothy Norris (courtesy Ford Theater)




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