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Who Wants to Be a Can Banger?

Hi Jerry,

We’re opening up a search for pianists for the Bang on a Can All Stars.
Please see the ad below . We’d appreciate this if you can make a post about this on Sequenza21.




Bang on a Can All-Stars Seek Pianist
“The Bang on a Can All-Stars present new music the way it should be presented — with passion, precision, dynamism, stylistic authority and a welcoming informality.” – NEWSDAY
“A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.”/- NEW YORK TIMES

The Bang on a Can All-Stars announce an immediate opening for the position of Piano.  The All-Stars seek a pianist of exceptional ability who has a demonstrated commitment to the music of our time. Applicants should a) have outstanding chamber music skills and be skilled as a soloist, b) have an enthusiasm for working in a wide variety of styles and genres, c) be comfortable working with living composers in a traditional composer/performer relationship AND be engaged in the collaborative process of experimenting with unconventional musicians on boundary-breaking projects.  Applicants must be available for approximately 15 weeks per year for concerts, US and International touring, recordings, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, and special projects. Experience with amplification and knowledge of electronics is not required, but it is a plus.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars are based in New York City. Residence in the vicinity of New York City or willingness to re-locate is not a requirement, but is preferred.

Application Procedure:
1) Applicants should send;
a)  A short cover letter detailing their interest in the Bang on a Can All-Stars
b)  A comprehensive resume
c)  Three letters of recommendation

2) Applicants may be asked to submit recordings at a later date.
3) Selected applicants will be invited for a live audition and possibly to perform with the All-Stars.

4) Applications will considered on an ongoing basis, and will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
5) Send all application materials to:
Bang on a Can
Attention: Annie Chen
80 Hanson Place, Suite 701
Brooklyn NY  11217

6) Applications should be post marked no later than November 14, 2008 to be eligible for the next round of auditions.

If you have any questions, please write to Annie Chen:  or call 718-852-7755.

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Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 12, 2008, 11:37 am

So, any updates of who got that position?