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.

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Comments (13)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 6:44 PM

no one cares

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 10:56 PM

man longstreth took a shitload of good will and just dumped it in a matter of months

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 10:59 PM

convinced there is no one more pretentious than dave longstreth. ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 11:01 PM

i was there tonight, his trio of compositions (strangely titled instructional video, Matt Damon, and Breakfast at the J&W, respectively) were the low points of the night. The band was great, but he should really stick to what he's good at.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 1:57 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 2:48 AM

I thought it was a good show all in all.

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Posted by دردشه | October 3, 2010 7:51 PM

i was there tonight, his trio of compositions (strangely titled instructional video, Matt Damon, and Breakfast at the J&W, respectively) were the low points of the night. The band was great, but he should really stick to what he's good at.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 22, 2010 9:36 PM

I'm bored. So where throw a zombie Rainbow chariot donkey Wig headed chess board Zebra stripes Punk glam goth Rock (no nerdster) cool party all over the wrold and we all make out and hear energetic emotive, artistic, spiritual SPlendor.
i was there tonight, his trio of compositions (strangely titled instructional video, Matt Damon, and Breakfast at the J&W, respectively) were the low points of the night. The band was great, but he should really stick to what he's good at.

Posted by Loan | December 22, 2010 9:36 PM

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i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by forum | December 31, 2010 4:20 PM

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i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by Elkema | January 19, 2011 8:19 PM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by Girls Games | May 11, 2011 7:18 AM

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