Bang on a Can Announces Fourth Online Marathon - Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3pm - 9pm ET


Bang on a Can will present its fourth Bang on a Can Marathon – Live Online – on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3-9pm ET. On its first three live online Marathons (May 3, June 14, and August 16) Bang on a Can has presented over 70 performances including 23 new commissions and dozens of composers and performers. Bang on a Can plans to continue these Marathons, streaming online at marathon2020.bangonacan.org, until performances for live audiences can fully resume. The 6-hour live Marathon will be free to stream and all Marathon performers and composers participating live are being compensated by Bang on a Can.


The Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, who say, "On October 18, Bang on a Can re-ignites with six hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, boundary-smashing music. We kick off at 3pm with a special birthday tribute to master composer George Crumb (91 years young!), and close off with a solo sonic adventure featuring guitarist-composer Bill Frisell. Don't miss nine world premieres commissioned especially for the day, a rare solo appearance by David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors) plus music and performances by Hauschka, Nathalie Joachim, Tania León, William Parker, Nels Cline and Yuka C. Honda, Du Yun, and many more greats."

A core feature of the program will be nine world premieres of newly commissioned works:

Annie Gosfield New Work (world premiere) performed by Ken Thomson

Christina Wheeler New Work (world premiere) performed by herself

Daniel Bernard Roumain New Work (world premiere) performed by Arlen Hlusko

Gemma Peacocke New Work (world premiere) performed by Nathalie Joachim

Greg Saunier New Work (world premiere) performed by David Cossin

Jeffrey Brooks New Work (world premiere) performed by Mark Stewart

Krists Auznieks New Work (world premiere) performed by Robert Black

Valgeir Sigurðsson New Work (world premiere) performed by Vicky Chow

William Parker New Work (world premiere) performed by himself


Full lineup and more information about the works to be performed is available at marathon2020.bangonacan.org


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