Source: Bang on a Can Marathon 2020.
Bang on a Can means a lot of things to us. It means live performance in front of enthusiastic audiences, which none of us can really have right now. It means music-curious people rubbing elbows with each other, in packed concert halls, talking to each other about the role that music plays in their lives, which we can’t have now either. But it also means supporting a community of artists, commissioning new work from composers, providing live paid performance opportunities to amazing musicians, and introducing listeners worldwide to music that can change their lives. Those are things we can do now! And they are things we need now.
We are all waiting for the world to heal, but until it does, we all have to do what we can. We will start by hosting a LIVE Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 3. Six hours of uncompromisingly adventurous, searching music, with brand new works commissioned especially for the day, played by some of the most amazing performers on the planet.
CASSIE WIELAND “Heart” performed by ADAM HOLMES
ROBERT HONSTEIN “Orison” performed by ASHLEY BATHGATE
ANNA CLYNE “Rapture” performed by EILEEN MACK
DAI WEI “New Work” performed by TODD REYNOLDS
MARTIN BRESNICK “Ishi’s Song” performed by LISA MOORE
KEN THOMSON “New Work” performed by ROBERT BLACK
DAVID T LITTLE “Hellhound” performed by MAYA BEISER
VINKO GLOBOKAR “Toucher” performed by STEVEN SCHICK
PHILIP GLASS “Knee Play 2” from Einstein on the Beach performed by TIM FAIN
MOLLY JOYCE “New Work” performed by DAVID COSSIN
STEVE REICH “Vermont Counterpoint” performed by CLAIRE CHASE
SHELLEY WASHINGTON “Black Mary” performed by KEN THOMSON
JOHN ADAMS “China Gates” performed by VICKY CHOW