Bang on a Can Marathon 2010
$22/ $60 Festival Pass
Member tickets are not available via the internet
The ninth consecutive Summer Marathon showcases wildly comprehensive musical experimentation. Six exciting hours of sounds from the edge, mixing music written last week with rare and mind-expanding performances of classic experimental music.
This concert includes Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, Arvo Part’s moving avant-baroque concerto Fratres for percussion and string orchestra; Julia Wolfe’s blazingFuel for string orchestra with a film by legendary experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia); plus a new work by Swiss post-jazz master and ECM records mainstay Nik Baertsch, Evan Ziporyn dressing up Balinese music in ripped jeans in his Music from Shadowbang, an ensemble of Uzbekis come half way around the globe just to shake up North Adams, Christine Southworth’s electrifying concerto Zap originally written for Van de Graaf generator and ensemble, pattern master Tom Johnson’s translation of an ancient Indian math problem into a minimalist masterpiece, and much more.
All played by some of the world’s most inspired performers of new music, drawn from the faculty and fellows of our summer institute.