Episode #3115

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2010, Part III

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, listen to more highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, recorded live this past June of 2010 at the World Financial Center.  We'll hear the concert version of "Shelter" by founding Bang on a Can composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang, as performed by the new music supergroup, Signal, led by Brad Lubman.  

The collaborative work harnesses the talents of filmmaker Bill Morrison (who specializes in decaying images), author Deborah Artman who wrote the libretto, and projectionist Laurie Olinder. The glissando-saturated and at times devasting score explores the concept of taking shelter from a multitude of angles – as an emotional state, through the language of building, in the aesthetic beauty of blueprints, and as comfort in each other. Preview one of the movements, "What We Build," below.

PROGRAM #3115,  Bang on a Can Marathon 2010, Part 3   (First aired on 9/15/2010) 





Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman

Bang on a Can Marathon, June 27, 2010

Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Michael Gordon: Shelter, edited for hour-long broadcast [57:00]

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Comments [1]

Allan from Berlin

This was an amazing work and in my opinion far overshadowed the majority of the music before it on the program. Afterwards I felt like I wished I had heard more music in its vein at the marathon. I could really only think of such works as Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire and Kate Moore's Ridgeway which spoke to me 100%. The theatrics of Moritz Eggert and Slagwerk den Haag felt out of place and outdated in my opinion. I suppose what I like about Bang on a Can is the music they generally perform does not apologize for being human and direct and does not wallow in that kind of hopeless contemporary Germanic tradition which Eggert and Slagwerk den Haag so aptly demonstrated.

Sep. 17 2010 06:19 PM

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