#3586: Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2014

Robert Black, Shara Worden and Ashley Bathgate at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to portions of the Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert 2014 – a partnership with the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live at Merkin Hall this past March.  Hear Bang on a Can co-founders Julia Wolfe's “Lick” and David Lang's Schubert-inspired “Death Speaks” with guest vocalist Shara Worden. There’s also music by one of the three PCF-commissioned composers, the Brooklyn-based electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl.  

Wolfe’s work, “Lick” was the first work she wrote for the Bang on a Can All-Stars. It’s an impatient piece, full of attack fragments; saucy, yet still sensual.  Then, hear Daniel Wohl’s commission, “Holographic,” recreating the optical illusion of a hologram through sound.  It’s a work for both the acoustic and electric, with field recordings and slightly distorted versions of the live instruments performed by the All-Stars.  Then, the closing work of the night was Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang’s darkly post-Schubertian ‘death speaks,’ an intimate, emotional work featuring Shara Worden’s dramatic and delicate vocals in a conversation with the character, Death.

PROGRAM #3586 Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert 2014
(First aired on 4/2/2014)  





Bang on a Can All-Stars

New Sounds Live @ Ecstatic Music Festival, 3/13/2014

Julia Wolfe: Lick [11:32]

This recording not commercially available.   The work appears on “Bang on a Can Classics”

CD - Cantaloupe #CA 21010


Daniel Wohl: Holographic [6:54]

This recording not commercially available

Bang on a Can All-Stars with guest vocalist Shara Worden

New Sounds Live @ Ecstatic Music Festival, 3/13/2014

David Lang: Death Speaks [32:22]

This recording not commercially available.  The work appears on Cantaloupe Records #CA 21092