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Bang on a Can cello star performs at at GARNER Arts Center Friday

If you have an itch to hear one of the best New Music cellists around but hate the thought of traveling to Manhattan or Brooklyn to do it, Nov. 234 more words


Florent Ghys's "An Open Cage"

Bang on a Can had its first marathon concert in 1987, and has since grown into one of the most important performing arts organizations in the world of contemporary music. 583 more words

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Kaylie Melville: Bang on a Can

Written by Kaylie Melville (WA) percussion.

Over the ANAM July break, I was fortunate to travel to the United States to attend the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) as a recipient of the Australia Council’s ArtStart grant. 546 more words


Almost done!

Today and tomorrow morning are full of sound checks for Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival Marathon tomorrow. We will be playing for 6+ hours starting at 4pm. 41 more words


Bang on a Can: Day 0

Hello from North Adams, Massachusetts!  Ben dropped me off early this afternoon after a quick look through the art galleries.  The Bang on a Can festival will officially begin in a few hours when all the staff and performers meet for dinner at the museum.   21 more words


Playlist for the Week of June 22, 2015

  • Satoko Fujii – Tobira (Libra, 2015)
  • Transit – Quadrologues (Clean Feed, 2009)
  • Transit – self-titled (Clean Feed, 2005)
  • Dynamite Club – It’s Deeper than Most People Actually Think .
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Music Pulitzer Prize 2015 Awarded To Julia Wolfe For Anthracite Fields

Julia Wolfe, a composer associated with the new-music collective Bang on a Can was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields. The Pulitzer jury described the piece as “a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th century.” The hour-long work was commissioned by the… 40 more words