Bang on a Can Marathon Reviewed

The recent 26 hour BOAC marathon is reviewed.

Woodstock, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo — for decades, rock performers and fans have gathered in sweeping celebrations of music and tribal bonding. Excluding the Bayreuth Festival, the closest analog in the classical music world is probably the 12-hour marathon concerts staged regularly since 1987 by the collective Bang on a Can, founded that year by the composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.