so_percussion_marathon_2008_copyright_stephanie_berger© Stephanie Berger

Continuing its twenty-seven-year commitment to making music new, Bang on a Can returns once more for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, 8 hours of FREE live music, presented by River To River Festival and Arts Brookfield. The Marathon is part of the opening weekend of the 13th River To River Festival, kicking off the 11-day celebration of free music, dance, film, and arts events.

Bang on a Can started as a one day Marathon concert, and has since grown into a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. The New York Times reports, “A quarter-century later their impact has been profound and pervasive. The current universe of do-it-yourself concert series, genre-flouting festivals, composer-owned record labels and amplified, electric-guitar-driven compositional idioms would probably not exist without their pioneering example. The Bang on a Can Marathon, the organization’s sprawling, exuberant annual mixtape love letter to its many admirers, has been widely emulated…”

This year, the annual super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe features 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative, pioneering musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s newest exciting young artists.

Performers:

Adrianna Mateo

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Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bearthoven

Contemporaneous

Dawn of Midi

Great Noise Ensemble

Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture)

Jherek Bischoff

Mantra Percussion

Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann,

Roomful of Teeth

So Percussion

(Full schedule at www.bangonacan.org)

In addition, Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation will host its unique Street Studio. A mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music, the Street Studio will be stationed outside the Brookfield Place Winter Garden during the Marathon.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 2pm-10pm
Brookfield Place Winter Garden | 202 Vesey St, NYC
Admission: Free
www.bangonacan.org

 

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