by Andrew Frisicano

Bang on a Can 2009 (photo by Stephanie Berger)
Bang on a Can 2009

The schedule is up for this year's Bang on a Can Marathon, the free day-long affair hosted at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. This year's 12-hour show takes place on Sunday, June 27th from noon to midnight. It starts with a performance by John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and closes with sets by Burkina Electric (who also play SummerStage), and new music ensemble Signal doing a piece by BoaC cofounders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. The entire thing is posted below. There's also a Youtube playlist of this year's artists to get yourself acquainted.

The Marathon will be recorded for an episode of WNYC's New Sounds in August, but before that the station will be broadcasting and streaming (on Q2) parts of BoaC marathons past (possibly including 2007's 27-hour fest, 2008's 4am Dan Deacon set or parts of last year's thoroughly enjoyable show).

The full schedule and details on the radio programming are below...

2010 Bang on a Can Marathon Schedule

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble featuring Jeremy Viner, Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin performing Perseverance by John Hollenbeck
Quartet New Generation performing Danse macabre*** by Dorothee Hahne, Black Box* by Mary Ellen Childs, and Flea Walls* by Moritz Eggert
Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov from Kyrgyzstan performing Janglyk by Nurlanbek Nyshanov and traditional songs from Kyrgyzstan: Bek Tash, Kukuk, and Erke Kyz
Florent Ghys performing Simplement by Florent Ghys
Moritz Eggert performing Hammerklavier III: One Man Band by Moritz Eggert

Face the Music performing Mesh by Graham Fitkin
Jessica Schmitz, Eric Lamb, and Claire Chase performing Halftone (for 3 floutes and 3-channel 1-bit electronics)* by Tristan Perich
Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, and David Millares performing Formation - Lunar Eclipse by Steve Coleman
Slagwerk Den Haag performing DaDeRimGil*** by Seung-Ah Oh and Ludica by Marco Momi

JACK Quartet performing Tetras by Iannis Xenakis
Gamelan Galak Tika performing Tire Fire by Evan Ziporyn
Quartet New Generation w/ Moritz Eggert performing Oh, I am sorry, did I break your concentration? by Michiel Mensingh and Mortal Flesh by Paul Moravec
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Snakes and Ladders by Fred Frith

Talea Ensemble performing Professor Bad Trip** by Fausto Romitelli
A performance by Buke and Gass
Moritz Eggert performing Hammerklavier V: Study in Fall** and Hammerklavier XX: One Man Band 2 by Moritz Eggert
Slagwerk Den Haag performing I Delayed People's Flights By Walking Slowly In Narrow Hallways** by Mayke Nas & Wouter Snoei

Vernon Reid, Mazz Swift, and Leon Gruenbaum performing Ghost Narratives by Vernon Reid
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Ridgeway by Kate Moore
A performance by Mira Calix
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Mira Calix performing spring falls back* by Mira Calix
Tim Brady performing Switch (Seconds / Liquid / Leaps / Singularity / Melismatic)** and Strumming (Hommage a John Lennon)** by Tim Brady with Video by Martin Messier

Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov from Kyrgyzstan performing Chyibyldyn Kyzynyn Koshogu by Asanbai Karimov, traditional song Tagyldyr Too, Mash Botoi by Atai Ogonbaev and Ala Too Jazy by Nurlanbek Nyshanov
Florent Ghys performing 4 by Florent Ghys
A performance by Burkina Electric
SIGNAL conducted by Brad Lubman performing Shelter by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe
* World premiere
** US premiere
*** NY Premiere

Music by: Tim Brady, Mira Calix, Mary Ellen Childs, Steve Coleman, Moritz Eggert, Graham Fitkin, Fred Frith, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, Dorothée Hahne, John Hollenbeck, David Lang, Lukas Ligeti, Michiel Mensingh, Kate Moore, Paul Moravec, Mayke Nass, Seung-Ah Oh, Tristan Perich, Vernon Reid, Fausto Romitelli, Wouter Snoei, Julia Wolfe, Iannis Xenakis, & Evan Ziporyn, AND MORE

Performances by: Bang on a Can All-Stars, Tim Brady (Canada), Buke and Gass, Moritz Eggert (Germany), Burkina Electric (Africa), Face the Music, Florent Ghys (France), Gamelan Galak Tika, JACK Quartet, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov (Kyrgyzstan), Mira Calix (UK), Slagwerk Den Haag (Holland), Steve Coleman Trio, Talea Ensemble, Quartet New Generation (Germany), Vernon Reid, flutists Jessica Schmitz, Eric Lamb & Claire Chase, Signal, AND MORE

BoaC Marathon 2010 radio info

The 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon is being recorded for broadcast in August on WNYC Radio's New Sounds ( hosted by John Schaefer, and Q2, New York's 24/7 online music stream ( Leading up to the Marathon, New Sounds will broadcast excerpts from previous Marathons at 11pm on Thursday, June 24, 11pm on Friday, June 25, and streaming on demand after the original broadcast. In addition, Q2 will launch "Cued Up on Q2," a new summer festival of pioneering and invigorating new music recorded live in New York. "Cued Up on Q2" will debut on Sunday, June 27, coinciding with the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon. The inaugural show will feature selections from previous Marathons, and will air at 2pm on Sunday, June 27, with encore presentations at 8pm on Tuesday, June 29 and at 4pm on Thursday, July 1.

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