From Bang On A Can: PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT!
Thursday, February 10, 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W 67th St
New York, 10023
New Sounds Live:
Bang on a Can All-Stars
2011 People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
This concert is part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.
The famed electric chamber ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, perform three world premiere commissions by Bryce Dessner, best known as the guitarist for the acclaimed rock band The National and the improvising new music quartet, Clogs; Nick Brooke, whose gamelan-inspired theatrical soundscapes are a genre all its own; and Karsh Kale, known for his genre-bending fusions of electronic, Indian classical music, rock, jazz and hip-hop. Also on the program: the pulsating, virtuosic Horses of Instruction by British composer Steve Martland , the hauntingly subtle Convex/Concave/Concord by Danish composer Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen and the intensely grooving Believing by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.