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Bang on a Can @ 25, Lincoln Center Celebration

Bang On a Can is the original DIY New Music Organization

“On April 28, Bang on a Can is celebrating its 25th birthday in an extraordinary triple-bill in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall! The festivities open with MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika performing its signature piece, Evan Ziporyn’s Tire Fire, then continues with Bang on a Can’s electrifying mobile ensemble Asphalt Orchestra giving the New York premiere of new work by Tatsuya Yoshida. The evening culminates with the Bang on a Can All-Star’s performance of the U.S. premiere of Field Recordings, a major new nine-composer multimedia project that uses film, found sound, and archival audio and video (enhanced by conceptual set designer Jim Findlay) featuring works by Tyondai Braxton, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Evan Ziporyn, Mira Calix, Christian Marclay, and Nick Zammuto.”


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Bang On A Can All-Stars

Beginning February 16, tickets will be on sale for $25 for 25 days, celebrating this milestone season! Visit the Bang On A Can web site for ticket purchasing information.


Asphalt Orchestra @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bang On a Can is the original DIY New Music Organization

On January 20, renegade street band Asphalt Orchestra celebrates the opening of the New American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! This premiere performance event choreographed specifically for the Charles Engelhard Court by Mark DeChiazza and Susan Marshall features all-American music by Frank Zappa, Stew and Heidi Rodewald, and the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band.

Asphalt also presents a world premiere arrangement of Daniel Read’s Cavalry and William Hauser’s Sons of Sorrow (arr. Ben Holmes)— hymns inspired by field recordings from the 1940s-60s of the Shape Note singing tradition, a distinctly American music developed as a pedagogical tool in New England in the late 18th Century, and later practiced primarily in Southern churches.

Performances are at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm in the Charles Engelhard Court- free with museum admission. More information here


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