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.
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
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
Susanna Hancock’s EVERYTHING IN BLOOM (world premiere) performed by Nick Photinos
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
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
For more information, please visit marathon2020.bangonacan.org.
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