Episode #2559

BOAC Marathon 2006 Highlights, Part 2

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Listen to highlights from the 2006 Bang on a Can Marathon, recorded live at the World Financial Center. With Alarm Will Sound, performing its acoustic arrangements of electronic music by Aphex Twin and John Adams. There’s also music from the electronic duo Matmos (whose aluminum rap sheet includes organized sound sources from crayfish swimming, human skulls, cards shuffling, and liposuction), joined by hardware-store lurking instrument-builders So Percussion. Plus music by the Icelandic string quartet Amiina making stunning music with water-glasses, table bells and musical saws. This is part two of a three-night series.

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PROGRAM # 2559, from the 2006 Bang On a Can Marathon, Part 2 (First aired on Wed., 6/14/06)






Bang on a Can Marathon 2006, from the World Financial Center, 6/4/06

Untitled [6:30]

This performance not commercially available. They have an EP out on Workers Institute #1 OR

Matmos & So Percussion

Aluminum Piece [9:30]

This performance not commercially available. Matmos’ site is, where you can find a complete discography And So Percussion’s site is, their 2nd CD is at*

Alarm Will Sound

Aphex Twin: Four [4:00]

This performance not commercially available. AWS’s CD of Aphex Twin arrangements is called “Acoustica” and is available at*

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Michael Nyman: Manhatta [11:00]

This performance not commercially available. See for more information

Alarm Will Sound

John Adams: Coast [10:00]

This performance not commercially available. The piece appears Adams’ CD “Hoodoo Zephyr” Nonesuch #79311,

Lisa Moore

Julia Wolfe: My Lips From Speaking, excerpt [5:00]

This performance not commercially available. The piece has been recorded, and appears on the OUT OF PRINT Piano Circus CD called “Loopholes,” Argo CD # 443527

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