Episode #2928

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang On A Can All-Stars play a new work by Kate Moore, and sonic explorations at either end of the volume spectrum, from the soft, almost subliminal acoustics of Alvin Lucier. This concert, which was recorded earlier this month, went out with a bang thanks to the squalling overtone effects of Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.

PROGRAM # 2928, Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert 2009 (First aired on Fri. 4/24/09)





Bang on a Can All-Stars


NS Live at Merkin Hall, 4/2/09

Lee Ranaldo: How Deep Are Rivers? (A Map is a Good Piece of Paper), excerpt [1:00]

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Kate Moore: Ridgeway [16:00]

Info about Kate Moore at

Alvin Lucier: Canon, excerpt [12:00]

Lucier’s site is:

Lee Ranaldo: How Deep Are Rivers? (A Map is a Good Piece of Paper), excerpt [25:00]

Lee Ranaldo’s site:

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