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The Bang on a Can Marathon February 2021

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https://live.bangonacan.org/february2021marathon/

February 21, 2021
1-5PM EST

PROGRAM

1PM

JAKHONGIR SHUKUR Potter’s Wheel, performed by ROBERT BLACK

JENNIFER WALSHE Happiness Starts Right Now

MARIA HULD MARKAN SIGFUSDOTTIR Pending, performed by CHI-CHI NWANOKU OBE

GABRIEL KAHANE Hollywood & Vine, performed by ARLEN HLUSKO

2PM

GREGORY SPEARS A Distant Ridge of Earth, performed by DAVID BYRD-MARROW

KRISTINA WOLFE new work performed by MOLLY BARTH

AMIR ELSAFFAR Thaw, for bass clarinet solo, performed by KEN THOMSON

BORA YOON Postcards from the Pacific

3PM

MATTHEW SHIPP Spaceman’s Blues

JOEL THOMPSON Supplication and Compensation, performed by ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO

ROHAN CHANDER △ or THE TRAGEDY OF HIKKOMORI LOVELESS from FINAL//FANTASY, performed by VICKY CHOW

DAVID COSSIN A. C. T. 

4PM

EVE BEGLARIAN A Solemn Shyness, performed by LARA DOWNES

INGRID LAUBROCK Inkblots

MOLLY HERRON Canon No. 4, performed by MAYA STONE

ALVIN LUCIER  Weirs for electric guitar and resonant objects, performed by MARK STEWART


Jakhongir Shakur commissioned with support from Liz & Greg Lutz and Pamela Drexler
Jennifer Walshe commissioned with support from Richard Ferrante
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir commissioned with the support of the Carl Meier Family
Gabriel Kahane commissioned with support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
Gregory Spears and Molly Herron commissioned with support from Herb Leventer
Bora Yoon
commissioned with the support of Russ Irwin
Matthew Shipp
commissioned with the support of Jack Homer & Emily Hartzog

Joel Thompson commissioned with support from Dave Lake & Linda Wright
Rohan Chander commissioned with support from Maria & Robert A. Skirnick

Eve Beglarian commissioned with the support of Oscar Gerardo
Alvin Lucier commissioned with support from Jane & Dick Stewart

additional major commissioning support for 2021 from
THE HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION

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Thanks!

I saw this too late, was only able to catch the last 2 pieces. At least I got to hear the Lucier.

I just signed up for BOAC e-mail list (duh, should've done it long ago), so won't get caught out again.

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Lots of technical issues on this one. Lots.

Some good stuff, though, as well as some that were more...mundane.

I really don't need to hear any more anything's that start off with quiet long tones with or without multiphonics.

A formula is a formula is a formula.

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14 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Lots of technical issues on this one. Lots.

Some good stuff, though, as well as some that were more...mundane.

I really don't need to hear any more anything's that start off with quiet long tones with or without multiphonics.

A formula is a formula is a formula.

Even in the short time I watched (arrived as Ingrid Laubrock was being interviewed after performing) there were several AV dropouts.

I've always considered BOAC highly uneven, and wouldn't expect to dig the whole program.

I get your point about the long quiet tones. My personal thing is pieces that sound like Morton Feldman (or to a lesser extent, like Cage "number pieces")...nothing against the originals, which I'm very fond of, but please, no more soundalikes.

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Yeah, it's not "new music" when it does that, is it... it's popular music, no matter how small the audience is.

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