Program #1863

The millennial edition of Bang On A Can's annual, genre-bashing Marathon concert gave new-music fans many memorable moments. These included Tan Dun's Concerto for Six, a playful, dance-like piece that evokes the joy of a village ritual; Steve Martland's Kick, a set of variations on a 17th-century folk-fiddle melody; Michael Gordon's Myfrig and Imreadywhenyouare; and finally, Scott Johnson's evocative Worth Having, for violin, cello, piano, guitar, and sampled voices. These, plus the Finish shouting choir Huutajat, highlight this edition of New Sounds.

PROGRAM # 1863, from the Bang On A Can Marathon, 12/10/00 (First aired on 12/13/00)





Michael Gordon Band

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Imreadywhenyouare [5:30]

Myfrig (sic) [5:00]

Michael Gordon has several CDs of his own music on the Argo label, including the CD "Trance," and has works on albums by the Bang On A Can All-Stars, and by the English band Icebreaker. Full details at

Bang On A Can All-Stars

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Tan Dun: Concerto for 6 [12:00]

Bang On A Can All-Stars have recorded for Sony Classical and most recently for Cantaloupe Music. For info on these and other BOAC recordings, go to

Scott Johnson Ensemble

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Worth Having [12:00]

Info on Johnson's music is online at . His CDs include the soundtrack to Patty Hearst (Nonesuch), the album Rock Paper Scissors (Point), and a piece on the Kronos Quartet CD Short Stories (Nonesuch), all available in stores** or other online sources.

Steve Martland Band

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Kick [7:30]

Martland's BMG/Catalyst CD "Patrol" and his Factory (UK) record "Crossing The Border" are both out of print. Some copies of "Patrol" can be found at


Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Finnish Folk Song [1:00]

Huutujat's CDs are on the Bad Vugum label in Finland. or OR tel/fax (in Finland) +358-(0)50 331 6748

For further information on bang on a can, and links to websites of the various artists involved in the marathon, go to their website at

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page