Bang on a Can Marathon June 2020 Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Since its 1987 inauguration at Exit Art in SoHo, the annual Bang on a Can Marathon has been a New York staple. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the second in this year’s series of online Marathons was held on June 14, 2020. Performances from twenty-five artists based across the United States and internationally made up the six hours of innovative, boundary-bending live music. In between each set, Bang on a Can directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe interviewed composers and performers in a Zoom conference room. The program was free, with the option to donate $10, $20, or $50; patrons with deep pockets could additionally donate $1,500 to commission a future work.