Friday, May 29, 2009

Upcoming: Bang on a Can Marathon

Here's the skinny:

Bang on a Can Marathon
May 31, 2009 12:00pm
World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY

The Bang on a Can Marathon 2009
May 31 – 12 HOURS of LIVE MUSIC!at the World Financial Center Winter Garden
220 Vesey Street12pm (noon) – 12am (midnight)
Co-presented by the River to River Festival® and arts>World Financial Center
Bang on a Can’s annual incomparable eclectic super-mix of genre defying music!
On Sunday, May 31, a swarm of musicians and composers from all over the world will descend on the Winter Garden in New York City for 12 HOURS of uninterrupted live ear-bending border-crossing music from around the corner and around the globe. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Here is a complete list of this year's composers and performers (note that set times are approximate and subject to change):
Andy Akiho's Steel Pan Nonette performing new work by Andy Akiho
Signal performing Trance by Michael Gordon
Solo tabla performance by Sandeep Das
DITHER & Friends performing Eric km Clark's exPAT: Deprivation Music No. 4

Todd Reynolds String Quartet performing Stringsongs by Meredith Monk
Solo performance by Bill Frisell
Your Bad Self performing We Didn't Know, Snowball, and Blacktop by Ted Hearne
Smith Quartet performing White Man Sleeps by Kevin Volans
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen performing Ground, vol. 3 by Jeppe Just Christensen

Lionheart & Ethel performing excerpts from John the Revelator by Phil Kline
Build performing Imagining Winter and In the Backyard by Matt McBane
Bassist Henry Grimes performing with drummer Andrew Cyrille
Smith Quartet performing The Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryars
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Bill Frisell performing new work by Bill Frisell

Ars Nova Copenhagen conducted by Paul Hillier performing Three Stages by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Rise Up, my love by Howard Skempton
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen performing Braun KSM 2 by Jeppe Just Christensen
Ars Nova Copenhagen performing For love is strong by David Lang
Smith Quartet performing Folk Music (Daithi's Dumka) by Joe Cutler
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen performing excerpts from On This Planet by Anders Nordentoft

Wu Man performing 12th Century Pipa piece Night Thoughts
Ken Thomson's 9-headed Saxophone Monster performing Rut by Ken ThomsonAthelas
Sinfonietta Copenhagen & Ars Nova Copenhagen performing Thirst by Julia WolfeShiau-uen
Ding performing Haemmerklavier III: One Man Band by Moritz Eggert
Victoire performing Like a Miracle, I am coming for my things by Missy Mazzoli

Wu Man, Sandeep Das, and Brooklyn Rider performing Sulvasutra by Evan Ziporyn
Solo performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Ryuichi Sakamoto performing new work by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Horses of Instruction by Steve Martland
Performance by Tortoise

Click here for a YouTube playlist of Marathon 2009 Artists, or check out artist bios and press clips in our press room

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