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Announcing the 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball

Bang on a Can announces its 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at the NYU Skirball on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 12-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists:

Terry Riley; Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley; BOAC founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, So Percussion; Mazz Swift and Therese Workman; Contemporaneous; Maya Beiser and Kate Valk; Mazz Swift and Therese Workman; So Percussion; Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol; Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin; Vicky Chow; Xenia Rubinos; and MORE!

The Marathon is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Bang on a Can started as a one-day Marathon concert on Mother’s Day 1987 in a SoHo art gallery and has grown into a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. In 2018, the Marathon falls once again on Mother’s Day and will take place only a few city blocks from where it began. Bang on a Can is thrilled to bring its trademark event back to downtown New York, where both American experimental music and the Bang on a Can Marathon were born.


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