Commissioned for the People

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang on a Can All-Stars perform two newly-commissioned works and a new music classic with special guest Philip Glass. Listen to "The Long and Short of It: a Brief History of Chatter," by Carla Kihlstedt, along with "Music In Similar Motion" by Philip Glass, featuring the composer at the keyboard. Plus, hear the menacing sounds of J. G. Thirlwell's new commission called "Anabiosis."

PROGRAM #2382, From New Sounds Live: The Annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
(First aired on March 3, 2005)





Bang on a Can All-Stars

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

Carla Kihlstedt: The Long And Short Of It – A Brief History of Chatter [13:00]

J.G. Thirlwell: Anabiosis [10:00]

Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion [14:00]

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

Carla Kihlstedt’s projects include:

J.G. Thirlwell’s projects include:

A version of Music in Similar Motion has been released on “Music by Philip Glass,” Nonesuch #79326.
Philip Glass’s website is: