Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bang on a Can in Philly

As a non-New Yorker, I officially disapprove of the provincial notion that you have to go up there for interesting new music. Who needs Bang on a Can, we have...uh, Relâche! They're great. And....Bowerbird! Always interesting. And...okay, well there's not a ton of other new music stuff going on here, but still.

But I have to admit, I'm thrilled to hear that Bang on a Can is for the first time doing one of their marathons here in Philly, as part of the Fringe Festival. It's going to be September 12 at World Cafe Live, and you will see me there! Maybe not for the whole ten hours, but for a good chunk of it.

The Schedule:

So Percussion performing Drumming Part 1, composed by Steve Reich
SIGNAL conducted by Brad Lubman performing Shelter, composed by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, with film by Bill Morrison and projections by Laurie Olinder
Asphalt Orchestra performing Carlton, composed by STEW & Heidi Rodewald, and The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive-Ass Slippers, composed by Charles Mingus
Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra - TBC, composed by Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra
Todd Reynolds performing Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites, composed by Annie Gosfield
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Music from Shadowbang, composed by Evan Ziporyn, and Stroking Piece #1, composed by Thurston Moore
The Crossing performing Epic Text & Statements, composed by Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen and Villarosa Sarialdi, composed by Thomas Jennefelt
Asphalt Orchestra performing Electric Red, composed by Meshuggah and Hyper Ballad, composed by Bjork
Uri Caine with Ralph Alessi & Jim Black, TBC, composed by Uri Caine
Normal Love performing I Heard You Can See Baltimore from up there*, and Electrolytes in the Brine*, composed by Normal Love
So Percussion performing Threads, composed by Paul Lansky
The Crossing performing Gloria (Everywhere), composed by Kamran Ince
Sun Ra Arkestra, TBC, composed by Sun Ra
Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Workers Union, composed by Louis Andriessen
Asphalt Orchestra performing Two Ships, composed by David Byrne/Annie Clark; Zomby Woof, composed by Frank Zappa, and Champagne, composed by Goran Bregovic
Keepers of the Chaos, TBC, composed by Jamaaldeen Tacuma/G. Calvin Weston
Matmos, TBC, composed by Matmos
Matmos & So Percussion , performing selections from Treasure State, composed by Matmos & So Percussion
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Kyaw Kyaw Naing performing selections from Bang on a Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing, composed by Kyaw Kyaw Naing


Steven said...

Ugh! It just has to work that Bang on a Can is in New York when I am home from school in the summer down in the Philly 'burb of Lansdale, and then Bang on a Can is in Philly when I am at school in New York!!!

Noooo!!!! This may warrant a special trip home. Thanks for posting about this!

christopher said...

Philip, I now live near Philadelphia and will be at the 2:00 and 8:00 concerts. Hope to see you there!

Chris Shultis

PMG said...

That's great Chris--I'm aiming for those ones especially as well, so hopefully we will cross paths!