Livestream: Bang on a Can Marathon (Round 2)

Bang on a Can — the Brooklyn-based new music organization founded by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe — is known for their marathon events, where you can experience a plethora of new music from all corners of the aesthetic spectrum back-to-back. This summer, they’ve been taking the events online in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In May, The Road to Sound hosted a watch party for Bang on a Can’s first summer marathon — and now we’re hosting another for the second! Sit back, hop in the chat, and enjoy.

Set List:


Rhiannon Giddens

Helena Tulve’s Without love atoms would stop spinning (world premiere) performed by Arlen Hlusko

Aaron Garcia’s disconnect. (world premiere) performed by Ken Thomson

Alvin Curran’s Shofar Rags XXL


Ted Hearne’s Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s Abyssal Zone (world premiere) performed by Robert Black

Nik Bӓrtsch    

Iva Bittová

Roscoe Mitchell


Paula Matthusen’s of an implacable subtraction performed by Dana Jessen

Tomeka Reid’s Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. (world premiere) performed by Vicky Chow

Nico Muhly   

Susanna Hancock’s EVERYTHING IN BLOOM (world premiere) performed by Nick Photinos


Don Byron

Ailie Robertson – New Work (world premiere) performed by Gregg August

Tim Brady’s At Sergio’s Request (world premiere)     

Judd Greenstein’s In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves performed by Nadia Sirota


Pamela Z

Alex Weiser’s Music from ‘and all the days were purple’ performed by Eliza Bagg

Kendall Williams – New Work (world premiere) performed by David Cossin    

Carla Kihlstedt – New Work (world premiere)


Frederic Rzewski’s Which side are you on? performed by Conrad Tao

Leila Adu – New Work (world premiere) performed by Mark Stewart

Terry Riley

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