Bang on a Can

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Published on: 7 November 2009

Bang on a Can foundersBang on a Can is a multi-faceted musical organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1987 by three American composers who remain its artistic directors: Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon (photo). It is a major force in the presentation of new concert music, and has presented hundreds of musical events worldwide.

It is perhaps best known for its Marathon Concerts during which an eclectic mix of pieces are performed in succession over the course of many hours while audience members, who are encouraged to maintain a “jeans-and-tee-shirt informality,” are welcome to come and go as they please. [wikipedia]

The three founders are still composing. On the band’s site we can find some interesting pieces (the links will open the Bang on a Can site):

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