Bang on a Can at 30 in NY

Source: The New York Times.

When the composers’ collective Bang on a Can alighted on the scene 30 years ago, one of its defining qualities was volume. Amplified to exuberant rock-music levels, works by its founding members, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, typically featured a novel mix of electric guitars and traditional orchestral instruments. So it was a funny coincidence that these composers’ microphones malfunctioned at the start of an onstage discussion at Zankel Hall on Wednesday.