Bang on a Can announces its next Bang on a Can Marathon - Live Online - on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 1-5pm ET. All 15 pieces on the program will be world premiere performances of newly commissioned works, streamed from musicians' homes around the country and across the world. Over its first six live online Marathons in 2020-2021 (May 3, June 14, August 1, October 18, February 21, and March 21) Bang on a Can has presented more than 125 performances, including 47 world premieres of new commissions and over 150 composers and performers. Bang on a Can plans to continue these Marathons, streaming online at live.bangonacan.org, as long as the closure of presenting venues continues, and perhaps beyond. The four-hour live Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.
Every piece on the program is a world premiere of a newly commissioned work:
Andy Akiho new work (world premiere) for himself Anton Batagov Chaconne in A minor (world premiere) for himself Carman Moore STALLION (world premiere) for Robert Black Joan La Barbara ad astra...for cellist who sings (world premiere) for Iva Casian-Lakos John Hollenbeck Persuasion (world premiere) for David Cossin Jonathan Bailey Holland new work (world premiere) for Mark Stewart Kelly Moran new work (world premiere) for herself Leyla McCalla new work (world premiere) for Arlen Hlusko Matana Roberts new work (world premiere) for herself Michael Abels Anguish from Falling Sky (world premiere) for Vicky Chow Michael Daugherty Six Riffs after Ovid for solo oboe (world premiere) for Titus Underwood Michael Fiday Song for Eric (world premiere) for Jeff Anderle Rudresh Mahanthappa new work (world premiere) for Ken Thomson Soo Yeon Lyuh new work (world premiere) for herself Timo Andres House Calls (world premiere) for David Byrd-Marrow
About Bang on a Can: Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new. Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. With adventurous programs, it commissions new composers, performs, presents, and records new work, develops new audiences, and educates the musicians of the future.