“Cued Up on Q2 Kicks Off With Highlights from Past Bang on a Can Marathons”

“Cued Up on Q2 Kicks Off With Highlights from Past Bang on a Can Marathons”

So Q2 tells us, “On Sunday, June 27 at 2 p.m., Q2 launches Cued Up on Q2: a 12-week summer festival of ground-breaking and invigorating performances recorded live at New York City’s most fertile, innovative venues. The festival begins with highlights from past editions of the quintessentially New York Bang On a Can Marathon, including pieces by, among others, Michael Gordon, Meredith Monk, Brian Eno, Bora Yoon and Phil Kline.

Coinciding with this year’s BOAC Marathon, which begins at 12 noon on Sunday, June 27 at the World Financial Center, Cued Up on Q2 aims to recreate such dynamic, New York moments of adventurous music-making and bring them to audiences local and international.

Dubbed “Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage” by Vantiy Fair, the BOAC Marathon has become a New York City staple for the past 20 years. The Marathons have presented an astounding range of revolutionary music and musicians, from John Cage to John Zorn, from Terry Riley to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, from the 30-voice Finnish shouting choir Huutajat to the hyperintelligent brutality of Iannis Xenakis.

Cued Up on Q2 streams Sundays at 2 p.m. with encore presentations Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m.”

Be there, Aloha.