Episode #2966

Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, Part II

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Hear some more highlights from the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon, including some manic music for saxophone by composer and dervish Ken Thomson. 

His nonet goes by the name "Ken Thomson’s 9-Headed Saxophone Monster."  Also, we'll hear from the New York-based all-women new music collective Victoire performing music by Missy Mazzoli. Plus "Thirst," a massive new work by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.

PROGRAM # 2966, Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, Part II (First aired on July 30, 2009)





Ken Thomson’s 9-Headed Saxophone Monster

Live, Bang on a Can Marathon, 2009 at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden 5/31/09

Ken Thomson: Rut [10:28]

This performance not commercially available. Ken’s site is:
The piece is set to be recorded for Anti-Social Music. See

Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, & Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier cond.

Julia Wolfe: Thirst [28:21]

This performance not commercially available. See for info or


Missy Mazzoli: I am coming for my things, Like a miracle [11:18]

This performance not commercially available. However, “I am coming for my things” can be downloaded from More info at

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