Glenn Branca Ensemble at last year's Marathon (more by Andrew Frisicano) Bang on a Can - Glenn Branca

As previously announced, the 2012 River to River Festival will kick off with the annual 12-hour Bang on a Can Marathon on June 17 from noon to midnight at the World Financial Center Winter Garden:

Some highlights include Bang on a Can All-Stars, astonishing cellist Maya Beiser, Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band, sound pioneer Alvin Lucier, indie guitar sensation Kaki King, jazz genius Matthew Shipp, music by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Steve Reich, David T Little, Ruby Fulton, Michael Harrison; film by Bill Morrison, and much more. Stay all Day!
Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can.

River to River just released the full Bang on a Can Marathon schedule which is detailed below.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Thurston Moore in NYC tonight (5/31) with Bill Nace and Joe McPhee.


2012 Bang on a Can Marathon Schedule:
Please note that times are approximate and subject to change.


Dither performing Go Guitars by Lois V Vierk
Cellist Ashley Bathgate performing Saint Arc by Daniel Wohl
The Guidonian Hand performing Awakening by Jeremy Howard Beck
Pianist Vicky Chow performing In Bounds by Evan Ziporyn
NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble with Jonathan Haas performing Bash by Ruben Naeff
Violinist Todd Reynolds and bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern performing Crossroads and Boot by Lowenstern


The Guidonian Hand performing In and Out of the Game by Eve Beglarian
Grand Band performing my lips from speaking by Julia Wolfe
Newspeak performing The End by Ruby Fulton
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Nibiru by Marcin Stanczyk and Stroking Piece #1 by Thurston Moore
Heavy Hands performing A Humble Tribute to Guaguanco by Gregg August


TwoSense performing Prayers Remain Forever by Martin Bresnick
Newspeak performing B & E (with Aggravated Assault) by Oscar Bettison and Sweet Light Crude by David T. Little
Michael Gordon Band performing Thou Shalt/Thou Shalt Not by Michael Gordon
Soprano saxophonist Jonas Braasch performing his own Quasi Infinity
Deep Listening Band performing Land of Sorrows by Brian Pertl and From Now On by Pauline Oliveros


Guitarist Kaki King
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Instructional Video, Breakfast at J&M, and Matt Damon by David Longstreth; and Piano Studies 2a, 3c, 4a, 11 by Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Evan Ziporyn)
Alvin Lucier narrating his own I am sitting in a room with James Fei, digital delay system


Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Distorting Melody** by Akiko Ushijima and sunray by David Lang
Kris Davis' Massive Thread performing Massive Thread by Davis
Cellist Maya Beiser performing Just Ancient Loops* by Michael Harrison, with film by Bill Morrison


Grand Band performing Six Pianos by Steve Reich
Talujon performing le Noir de l'Etoile by Gérard Grisey
DJ Envee's Bang on a Can Remix

* World Premiere
** US Premiere

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