Hourly Schedule Announced for Second Bang on a Can Marathon - Live Online June 14 - 3pm-9pm EST

June 3, 2020

“The Bang on a Can Marathon, Still Lovably Scruffy Online” – The New York Times


Bang on a Can announces the hourly schedule for its ALL LIVE Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The 6-hour live Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, who say:

On June 14th Bang on a Can presents 6 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, boundary-smashing music from all over the globe. We kick off at 3pm with the ever-powerful Rhiannon Giddens and close off with minimalist guru Terry Riley. Don’t miss a rare solo performance by the brilliant Roscoe Mitchell, 10 world premieres commissioned especially for the day, as well as performances by Conrad Tao, Don Byron, Nadia Sirota, Nico Muhly, Iva Bittova, Nik Bӓrtsch, Pamela Z, and many more greats. 


This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket! Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide. 

Bang on a Can is donating 10% of all tickets purchased to the Equal Justice Initiative in support of their “commitment to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting the basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”


The Marathon will be streamed online at marathon2020.bangonacan.org, featuring 25 live performances with musicians connecting from around the USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Switzerland, Scotland, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania and more, plus ten world premieres of newly commissioned works. 


Bang on a Can 2020 Marathon Performance Schedule

Set times are approximate, 3pm-9pm EDT


3:00     Rhiannon Giddens

             Helena Tulve’s Without love atoms would stop spinning (world premiere) performed by Arlen Hlusko

            Aaron Garcia’s disconnect. (world premiere) performed by Ken Thomson

            Shara Nova – New Work (world premiere)


4:00    Alvin Curran’s Shofar Rags XXL 

            Ted Hearne’s Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job 

            Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s Abyssal Zone (world premiere) performed by Robert Black

            Nik Bӓrtsch 


5:00    Iva Bittová

            Roscoe Mitchell 

            Paula Matthusen’s of an implacable subtraction performed by Dana Jessen

            Tomeka Reid’s Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. (world premiere) performed by Vicky Chow

            Nico Muhly


6:00    Susanna Hancock’s EVERYTHING IN BLOOM (world premiere) performed by Nick Photinos

            Don Byron

            Ailie Robertson – New Work (world premiere) performed by Gregg August

            Tim Brady’s At Sergio’s Request (world premiere)


7:00     Judd Greenstein’s In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves performed by Nadia Sirota

             Pamela Z

             Alex Weiser’s Music from ‘and all the days were purple’ performed by Eliza Bagg

             Kendall Williams – New Work (world premiere) performed by David Cossin

8:00    Carla Kihlstedt – New Work (world premiere)

            Frederic Rzewski’s Which side are you on? performed by Conrad Tao

            Leila Adu – New Work (world premiere) performed by Mark Stewart

            Terry Riley

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