Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a Can Marathon Feb 15, 2015

Photo by Stephanie Berger

DATE HAS PASSED The Moore Theatre

The Bang on a Can Marathon is a co-presentation with Seattle Theatre Group and will take place at The Moore Theatre. Discounts available for OtB subscribers.

"Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage."
Vanity Fair

NYC's celebrated new-music experts take over The Moore Theatre in a marathon concert of boundary-breaking sounds and virtuoso playing. Co-curated by Seattle musician/composer Jherek Bischoff, the Marathon is an aural collision of innovative musical styles and ideas. Expect a day-long genre-defying fête for your ears. Featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jherek Bischoff, and guest musicians from around the corner and around the world. 

The Marathon will feature Bang on a Can All-Stars’ live arrangement of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports, the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich’s landmark Music for 18 Musicians, Seattle premieres of signature works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, a set of new music from Seattle-native Jherek Bischoff, and much more.  

PROGRAM (Set Times are Approximate and Subject to Change):

Brian Eno’s Music for Airports – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney
Michael Gordon’s Light is Calling – Ashley Bathgate, cello

Wave Piece – Morgan Henderson
David Lang’s Sunray – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Julia Wolfe’s Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary – Bang on a Can All-Stars
Performance and Sonic Obstruction of Sounds (5a) – Gust Burns & Greg Campbell
Shabazz Palaces

New Work by Jim Knapp – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
New Work by Jherek Bischoff – Jherek Bischoff & Scrape Ensemble
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians – Bang on a Can All-Stars & red fish blue fish

THE BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS are: Ashley Bathgate (cello), Robert Black (bass), David Cossin (percussion), Vicky Chow (piano), Mark Stewart (guitar), and Ken Thompson (clarinets) and co-artistic directors/composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.

JHEREK BISCHOFF is a composer, producer, performer, and “pop polymath” (The New York Times) who has toured nationally and internationally and collaborated with diverse artists including David Byrne and Neil Gaiman.