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Episode #2383

Commissioned by the People

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang on a Can All-Stars perform a newly-commissioned work, revisit one of their first commissioned pieces, and more. Hear "Song Before Love Songs (a post-apocalyptic requiem for the human race)" by Cynthia Hopkins, and featuring the singing voices of the All-Stars. Plus, there's the work for a banana-eating percussionist - The Plonsey Episodes - by Dan Plonsey, and a special bonus encore piece by Philip Glass.
Click here to view a slideshow of this New Sounds Live concert from Merkin Hall.

PROGRAM #2383, From New Sounds Live: The Annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert (First aired on March 4, 2005)

ARTIST(S)

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Bang on a Can All-Stars

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 2/3/05

Cynthia Hopkins: Song Before Love Songs (a post-apocalyptic requiem for the human race) [16:30]

Dan Plonsey: The Plonsey Episodes [20:00]

Philip Glass: Closing [4:00]

These performances not commercially available. More info about Bang on a Can at: www.bangonacan.org

Cynthia Hopkins’ projects include Gloria Deluxe: www.gloriadeluxe.com

Dan Plonsey’s website: www.plonsey.com

This performance not available, but a version of Closing can be found on “Glassworks,” Sony Masterworks MK 37265
Philip Glass’s website is: www.philipglass.com

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

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