Posted in music | tour dates on April 20, 2011

Asphalt Orchestra outside Lincoln Center in 2010 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Asphalt Orchestra

Sunday June 19
Bang on a Can Marathon

Presented by Bang on A Can and Arts World Financial Center

Bang on a Can returns with its incomparable 12-hour super-mix of genre-defying music featuring over 150 astounding musicians and composers from throughout the world. Highlights include Philip Glass performing live with the Bang on a Can All-Stars; music by Bryce Dessner of The National; sonic downtown legend Glenn Branca; the outerplanetary Sun Ra Arkestra; the Asphalt Orchestra playing music by David Byrne/Annie Clark, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa; the intrepid Signal in a blistering string orchestra work by Julia Wolfe plus New York premieres by Richard Ayers, Fausto Romitelli, Poul Ruders, Toby Twining and much more! 12pm-12am. World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street.

For more on what this 12-hour free show is like, check out our pictures from 2010.

Meanwhile catch Bang on a Can performing Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall on April 30th.

In July Bang on a Can head to MASS MoCA for 20 days. Details below...

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Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA

July 11-31, 2011
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
North Adams explodes with music as the fellows & faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival use every available space on the MASS MoCA campus & throughout the community to create and perform music. The festival features two recitals a day (Mon-Fri at 1:30pm and 4:30pm and Sat at 4:30pm), free with gallery admission. We will also throw our annual music bash, the Summer Marathon, a six-hour blow-out festival finale on July 30.
Festival passes will be available. See past summer archives for a sample schedule.
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Comments (4)

please bring the 6pm to 6am marathon back!
that was one of the last reminders of "the city that never sleeps".
from 2am and on the place went magical, the crowd was fantastic, the sunrise was beautiful.
noon to midnight is just not that special.

Posted by me | April 20, 2011 11:26 AM

FINALLY! Something free that is awesome this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:39 AM

Yes, 6pm to 6am is so much better.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:45 PM

frank zappa is alive?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:50 PM

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