Posted in music on February 24, 2010
Tonight's Bang on a Can All-Stars show at Merkin Hall (2/24), which will be premiering new pieces by Nik Bärtsch, Oscar Bettison, Christine Southworth and Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth (as well as a selection of Brian Eno's Music for Airports), will be streaming online on WQXR's online Q2 station at 7:30pm EST. More info on the evening is below...
Program for Feb 24th at Merkin Hall
For this, the 23rd annual New Sounds Live concert series, we turn to New York's beloved Bang on a Can All-Stars as they perform four world premieres in their annual People's Commissioning Fund Concert from Merkin Hall. This year, Bang on a Can has selected four young and innovative composers for these world premiere performances: Swiss ambient-funk-pianist-composer Nik Bärtsch, UK-based electro-acoustic composer Oscar Bettison, Boston composer-inventor Christine Southworth, and Brooklyn's David Longstreth, the driving force behind the ground-breaking indie rock band Dirty Projectors. The All-Stars also present a recently-commissioned work by British composer Michael Nyman and selections from Brian Eno's seminal work Music for Airports.