Episode #3331

Bang on a Can at 25

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Bang on a Can, the composers collective and revolutionary force hatched a quarter century ago as a plot in an East Village diner, celebrates a milestone anniversary of creating and presenting new music on this New Sounds show.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars, the resident ensemble of six musicians, give the unofficial US premiere of 3 parts of the suite "Field Recordings," with works by BoaC Co-founder Julia Wolfe, Florent Ghys, and Evan Ziporyn.  Plus works by Bang on a Can's two other co-founders, David Lang and Michael Gordon.

PROGRAM #3331, Bang on a Can at 25, in studio  (First aired on 4/27/2012)                                                          





Bang on a Can All-Stars

Big Beautiful Dark & Scary

Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary, excerpt [1:30]

Cantaloupe Music

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Live, WNYC 4/27/2012

“Field Recordings” -
Julia Wolfe: Reeling [6:00]
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage [4:06]
Evan Ziporyn: Wargassari [4:38]

Michael Gordon*: For Madeline [ 7:44]

David Lang*: Sun Ray [10:09]

These performancs not commercially available, however the works “*” appear on “Big Beautiful Dark & Scary.  See above for information.

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