Bang on a Can Marathon
World Financial Center Winter Garden (200 Vesey St., Manhattan)
The 2012 River To River Festival kicks off with the Bang on a Can Marathon. Bang on a Can continues to celebrate 25 Years with its incomparable 12-hour super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. The 2012 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature rare performances by some of the most innovative pioneering musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s newest exciting young artists. Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars playing the near impossible works of Conlon Nancarrow plus music by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, David Lang and more; a monumental 6-piano ensemble of New York’s most virtuosic players on Steve Reich’s Six Pianos and Julia Wolfe’s My lips from speaking; experimental sound pioneer Alvin Lucier performing his iconic I am sitting in a room; indie guitar sensation Kaki King; a rare gathering of Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Band transforming the Winter Garden into a mind-blowing underground cistern; brand new reverberations of the exceptional jazz pianist Matthew Shipp joined by 5 extraordinary pianist-accomplices; the premiere of Michael Harrison’s sonic exploration for astonishing cellist Maya Beiser with film by Bill Morrison; Newspeak making their Bang on a Can debut with music by David T Little, Oscar Bettison, and Ruby Fulton; Talujon playing the Girard Grisey’s atmospheric surround-sound epic le Noir de l-Etoile together, and much much more. Stay all day!
Music By: Jeremy Beck, Eve Beglarian, Oscar Bettison, Martin Bresnick, Ruby Fulton, Michael Gordon, Gerard Grisey, Michael Harrison, David Lang, David T Little, David Longstreth, Thurston Moore, Ruben Naeff, Conlon Nancarrow, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Akiko Ushijima, Lois V Vierk, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe, Evan Ziporyn, AND MORE.
Performances By: Bang on a Can All-Stars, Deep Listening Band, Dither Guitar Quartet, The Guidonian Hand, Michael Gordon Band, Newspeak, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Talujon, Two Sense, Ashley Bathgate, Maya Beiser, Robert Black, David Cossin, Vicky Chow, David Friend, Jonathan Haas, Paul Kerekes, Kaki King, Michael Lowenstern, Alvin Lucier, Lisa Moore, Blair McMillen, Todd Reynolds, Matthew Shipp, Mark Stewart, AND MORE.