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The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon (part of River to River) happens on Sunday (6/21) at The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, with cans and other instruments being banged on from noon to 10 PM. Highlights include So Percussion performing with Nels Cline and Bobby Previte, the Asphalt Orchestra doing Pixies covers, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the US premiere of the Glenn Branca Ensemble‘s Ascension Three which closes the evening. The whole schedule is listed, along with a YouTube playlist of this year’s performers, below.

If you can’t make it down to Brookfield Place, this year’s Marathon will stream live in its entirety on Bang on a Can’s Website.


2015 BANG ON A CAN MARATHON SCHEDULE

12:00 PM
Lord Nelson, Ah Goin’ An Party Tonight (arr. Kendall Williams) – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Kendall Williams, Down Seven – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

Tristan Perich, Surface Image for solo piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics – Vicky Chow, piano

Lainie Fefferman, Tongue of Thorns – Dither

2:00 PM
Florent Ghys, Music from the album Télévision – Florent Ghys, bass

LJ White, Wilder Shores (with original poetry by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman) – Third Angle New Music

David Lang, face so pale – Grand Band

Pixies / Charles Thompson, Bone Machine (arr. Peter Hess), River Euphrates (arr. Stephanie Richards), Cactus (arr. Ed RosenBerg III) – Asphalt Orchestra

Kendall Williams, Rehearsals and MisConception – Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc.

From the Bang on a Can All-Stars’ latest album Field Recordings:

Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Johann Johannsson, Hz
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
– Bang on a Can All-Stars

4:00 PM
Somei Satoh, Incarnations – Tomoko Mukaiyama, piano

Julian Day, Quartz – Third Angle New Music

Ivo Papasov, Ivo’s Ruchenitsa, Trakia Suite, Ilikovo Horo (all arr. by Peter Hess) – Asphalt Orchestra

Paul Kerekes, wither and bloom – Grand Band

6:00 PM
Bobby Previte, Terminals 3 & 4 – So Percussion with Nels Cline, guitar & Bobby Previte, drums

Michael Gordon, Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars… (or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You.) – Grand Band

Cyro Baptista, Forró for All – Cyro Baptista & Friends

8:00 PM
Lao Luo, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Cloud-River-Mountain* – Gong Linna, voice & Bang on a Can All-Stars

Glenn Branca, Ascension Three – Glenn Branca Ensemble

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