Source: I Care If You Listen.
Bang On A Can needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway. Founded in 1987 by Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, and David Lang, Bang on a Can was formed to generate adventurous programming, commission composers, bring in new audiences, educate young musicians, and present 12 hours of new music to the masses at a time. Not intent on being just another performing arts organization, BOAC has been supporting new music through initiatives like the People’s Commissioning Fund, staged productions, the Summer Festival, and of course, their annual Marathon concerts.
This year, BOAC is tripling their marathon with the LOUD weekend; three days, 30 concerts, and a ton of cutting edge music. We asked the Bang on a Can founders five questions about the upcoming festival and their thoughts on the long-form concert experience.