24 NONSTOP HOURS OF MUSIC!!!

December 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021

We were so glad to share more than 90 performances with you, free, both in real time and as an end-of-the-year treat. Now that our year-end celebration has past, please put February 21 on your calendar for our next ALL COMMISSIONED WORLD PREMIERES Marathon!

Below is a list of every performance from the 2020 Bang on a Can Marathons, and remember we continue to need support to make our next shows happen. Happy New Year everyone.

Bang on a Can recognized in March of 2020 that we needed to shift EVERYTHING, and fast. Like so many other performing arts groups, we were staring at the possibility of months of paralysis. Watching friends and colleagues lose nearly all of their work opportunities was heartbreaking, and we began to brainstorm on how best to keep musicians working and paid, and to keep audiences engaged, as part of this sudden process of survival and transformation.

We turned to the place where it all began for us – the Bang on a Can Marathon. We quickly learned the tools necessary to stream performances from people’s homes and studios, and to engage with tens of thousands of viewers worldwide. In this new virtual world we’ve been able to curate and commission more widely than ever. The breadth of composition, creativity, and performance has been astounding. And we are just getting started.

Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe

 

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PERFORMANCES
IN PROGRAM ORDER BY DATE

 

MAY 3 MARATHON

MEREDITH MONK

CASSIE WIELAND Heart performed by ADAM HOLMES

ROBERT HONSTEIN Orison performed by ASHLEY BATHGATE

VIJAY IYER

ANNA CLYNE Rapture performed by EILEEN MACK

GEORGE LEWIS Voyage

ADAM CUTHBERT

SHELLEY WASHINGTON Black Mary performed by KEN THOMSON

MARTIN BRESNICK Ishi’s Song performed by LISA MOORE

KEN THOMSON Birds and Ambulances (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK

NATHALIE JOACHIM Aware

DAVID T. LITTLE Hellhound performed by MAYA BEISER

MIYA MASAOKA Music for Ichi-ten-kin (one string koto)

MEARA O’REILLY

VINKO GLOBOKAR Touche performed by STEVEN SCHICK

ZOË KEATING

MOOR MOTHER

PHILIP GLASS “Knee Play 2” from Einstein on the Beach performed by TIM FAIN

MARK STEWART To Whom It May Concern: Thank You

MARY HALVORSON

MOLLY JOYCE Purity (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN

IAN CHANG

STEVE REICH Vermont Counterpoint performed by CLAIRE CHASE

DAI WEI Song for Shades of Crimson (world premiere) performed by TODD REYNOLDS

JOHN ADAMS China Gates performed by VICKY CHOW

 

JUNE 14 MARATHON

RHIANNON GIDDENS

HELENA TULVE Without love atoms would stop spinning (world premiere) performed by ARLEN HLUSKO

AERYN SANTILLAN disconnect. (world premiere) performed by KEN THOMSON

ALVIN CURRAN Shofar Rags XXL

TED HEARNE Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job (excerpt)

ŽIBUOKLĖ MARTINAITYTĖ Abyssal Zone (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK

NIK BÄRTSCH (Video Unavailable)

IVA BITTOVÁ

ROSCOE MITCHELL

PAULA MATTHUSEN of an implacable subtraction performed by DANA JESSEN

TOMEKA REID Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. (world premiere) performed by VICKY CHOW

SUSANNA HANCOCK Everything In Bloom (world premiere) performed by NICK PHOTINOS

DON BYRON

AILIE ROBERTSON The Bells are All Silent (world premiere) performed by GREGG AUGUST

TIM BRADY At Sergio’s Request (world premiere)

JUDD GREENSTEIN In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves performed by NADIA SIROTA

PAMELA Z

ALEX WEISER Music from and all the days were purple performed by ELIZA BAGG

KENDALL WILLIAMS Bass and Things (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN

CARLA KIHLSTEDT New Work (world premiere)

FREDERIC RZEWSKI Which Side Are You On? performed by CONRAD TAO

LEILA ADU Black-Crowned Night-Heron (world premiere) performed by MARK STEWART

TERRY RILEY


AUGUST 16 MARATHON

WU MAN

NICOLE MITCHELL A Much Deserved Ass Whooping (world premiere) performed by KEN THOMSON

DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Simple Prayer for Complex Times (world premiere) performed by VICKY CHOW

MISSY MAZZOLI Vespers for Violin performed by OLIVIA DE PRATO

TEDDY ABRAMS Can’t Stop the Revolution (world premiere)

FJÓLA EVANS Eggshell (world premiere) performed by KENDALL WILLIAMS

SHARA NOVA Hidden in Plain Sight (world premiere)

BRAD LUBMAN can you make a prayer (world premiere) performed by LAUREN RADNOFSKY

LEYLA MCCALLA

JACOB COOPER Expiation (edit) performed by JODIE LANDAU

KAKI KING

SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER Tiny Oblivion performed by KARL LARSON

RAJNA SWAMINATHAN Consilience (world premiere)

NICK DUNSTON Fainting is Down, Whooshing Is Up (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK

PHIL KLINE the best words performed by THEO BLECKMANN w/TODD REYNOLDS & DAN TEPFER

MARCOS BALTER …and also a fountain performed by REBEKAH HELLER

OLIVER LAKE

ANNEA LOCKWOOD RCSC performed by SARAH CAHILL

PAOLA PRESTINI From the Bones to the Fossils performed by JEFFREY ZEIGLER

CRAIG TABORN

ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY Bolder (world premiere) performed by ARLEN HLUSKO

SAMSON YOUNG Super Dark Energy (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN

GYÖRGY LIGETI The Devil’s Staircase performed by JEREMY DENK

 

OCTOBER 18 MARATHON

GEROGE CRUMB A Little Midnight Music (selections) performed by SUSAN GRACE

ANNIE GOSFIELD Curveballs and Asteroids (world premiere) performed by KEN THOMSON

CHRISTINA WHEELER  A Coda for the Totality of Blackness Trilogy (world premiere)

ALVIN SINGLETON Argoru II performed by SETH PARKER WOODS

JEFFREY BROOKS Santuario (world premiere) performed by MARK STEWART

MAZZ SWIFT

GREG SAUNIER John Paul George and Ringo Pry Open the Gates of Hell (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN

GEMMA PEACOCKE Fear of Flying (world premiere) performed by NATHALIE JOACHIM

DAVID LONGSTRETH (video unavailable)

JOHN FITZ ROGERS Come Closer performed by MICHAEL HARLEY

WILLIAM PARKER Hum Spirituals (world premiere)

LEAHA MARIA VILLARREAL The Warmth of Other Suns performed by ANDIE TANNING

TYSHAWN SOREY

TANIA LEON Paisanos Semos! and Bailarín performed by JIJI

ANNA WEBBER

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE Liminal Highway (first 2 mvmts) performed by TIM MUNRO

VALGIER SIGURDSSON Brevis (world premiere) performed by VICKY CHOW

NELS CLINE & YUKA C. HONDA

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN Why Did They Kill Sandra Bland? (world premiere) performed by ARLEN HLUSKO

DU YUN

KRISTS AUZNIEKS Arise (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK

BILL FRISELL

 

Jody Elff  – Production Designer/Director
Peter Wise – Live Stream Coordinator
Denise Burt – Logo Design

Leila Adu commissioned with generous support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
Susanna Hancock commissioned with generous support from Gordon Nicol
Carla Kihlstedt commissioned with generous support from Russ Irwin
Tomeka Reid commissioned with generous support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
Ailie Robertson was commissioned with generous support from Connie Steensma and Rick Prins
Helena Tulve commissioned with generous support from Herb Leventer
Kendall K. Williams commissioned with generous support from Margaret Cullum
Annika Socolofsky commissioned with generous support from Maria & Robert A. Skirnick
Brad Lubman commissioned with generous support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
Dobrinka Tabakova commissioned with generous support from Rob Mason and the RPM Commissioning Fund
Jeffrey Brooks commissioned with generous support from Jane & Richard Stewart
Nicole Mitchell commissioned with generous support of Lawrence Greenfield
Rajna Swaminathan commissioned with generous support from Michael Kushner
Samson Young commissioned with generous support of Maria & Robert A. Skirnick
Shara Nova commissioned with generous support from Rob Mason and the RPM Commissioning Fund
Teddy Abrams commissioned with generous support of Stephen Block & Raulee Marcus
Annie Gosfield commissioned with generous support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
Jeffrey Brooks commissioned with generous support from Jane & Richard Stewart
Gemma Peacocke commissioned with generous support from Maria & Robert A. Skirnick
Valgeir Sigurðsson commissioned with generous support from Maria & Robert A. Skirnick
Christina Wheeler commissioned with generous support from Connie Steensma & Richard Prins
William Parker commissioned with generous support from George Lewis
Greg Saulnier commissioned with generous support from Michael Kushner
Daniel Bernard Roumain commissioned with generous support from Herb Leventer

The ASCAP Foundation provided additional commissioning support for Ziboukle Martinaityte, Ailie Robertson, Ken Thomson, Tomeka Reid, Kendall K. Williams, Susanna Hancock and Leila Adu


People

Supporters

Bang on a Can is grateful for the support of these Marathon 2020 Funders:

 




Commissioners of New Work at the live online Bang on a Can Marathon 2020 include Stephen Block, Margaret Cullum, Gordon Nicol, Russ Irvin, Raulee Marcus, Rob Mason, Jane & Richard Stewart, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Connie Steensma & Rick Prins, Herb Leventer., Lawrence Greenfield, George Lewis

Support of the Marathon 2020 Performers comes from the Williamson Foundation for Music. Support of Composers/Commissions comes from the ASCAP Foundation. Both funders have been key supporters of our Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, which we look forward to in 2021!

Marathon 2020 producers at $100 and Above: Robert Abrams, Eric Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, Victoria Aschheim, Katherine Barton, Catherine Benoit, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Bishop, Susan Boiko, Donald Brenneis, Elizabeth Brown, Jeffrey Calman, Ashley Capps, Mark Cohen, Julie Courtney, Roberta Cummings, Phil D’Elia, Werner deFoe, Paul Dellevigne, Nina Di Leo, Yun Du, Amy Zell Ellsworth, David Falconer, William Falls, Julia Fought, Richard Frank, Philip George, Daniel Glidden, Peter and Celia Gourevitch-Falicov, Diane Guvenis, Karen Halvorson, Ann Hamilton, Adrienne Harris, Guy Hedreen, Logan Holmes, Jake Holmes, Bernard and Marilyn Horowitz, Bronwen Jones, Kevin Kennefick, Christine Kim, Alice Kornhauser, Richard Kuczkowski & Mia Leo, Lisa and Chris Kuneman/Zappala, Robert Kyr, David Lake, Jack Lampl, Daniel Lang, Lisa Lang, Michele Lerner, Scott Lescher, Carla Lord, Addison MacDonald, William Macholdt, Paula Matthusen, Sean McCain, Bill Morrison, Jeremy Mindich, Ruben Naeff, Cooper Neil, L J Newman, Ken Nielsen, Bruce Oltman, Luis Orozco, Sara Renar, Doug  Perkins, Sara Renar, Mark Robbins, Norman D. Ryan, Karen Sander, Tim Savinar, Diane Schelp, Cis and Jim Serling, Hubertus Siegert, Clark Silcox, Mark Solomon, Alan Stanbridge, Tom Steenland, Robert Stein, April Stewart Klausner, Dava Stravinsky, Michael Thomson, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Vince Tseng, Debra Vilinsky, Andrew Wallach, Harry White, Andrew Flora Wong, Bonnie Wright, Peter Zirnite

And thank you to our Ticket Buyers at $25 and above: Christopher Adler, Geoffrey Albert, James Alexander, Laura Alexander, Peter Allen, Simon Allen, Jim Allen, Abiud Amaro Diaz, Charles Amirkhanian, Nancy Anderson, Marc Andren, Rita Asch, Arthur Baer, Arthur Baer, Richard Baitz,  Lawrence Banks, Robert Barber, Steve Bartek, Ellizabeth Bassemir, Mark Beiderbecke, Leonard Belasco, Mary Berlow, Andrea Berne, Paige and Tom Bevis, Ted Bietz, Larry Birstock, Mark Blackman, Larry Blatecky, Fred D Bogin, Mark Borg, Juli Borst, Teddy Dean Boys, Margit Brand, Emanuele Breda, Tim Brennan, Monique Briggs, Susan Brilliant, Lisa Brinker, Joey Brown, Jon Brunelle, Pat Burkhard, Sharon Burklund, Ty Burr, Mickey Butts, Madelyn Byrne, Vicki Cabot, Colin Cahill, Leslie Cardell, Robert Carley, Aannette Carlozzi, Omar Carmenates, Frederick Casey, Jody Cassell, Thomas Catlaw, Daniel Chandler, Charles Chapman, Carlton Chase, David Chase, Roger Chase, Paul Chavez, Young Soon, Cho Jaquet, Tom Choi, Laura Christensen, Ty Citerman, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, John Coldwell, Ashley Collins, Matt Comeione, Heidi Coplin, Tom Corrado, Lindsay Coughtry, Mitzi Cowell, Jason Crimmins, Rodney Crumrine, Karen Cummings, Corey Curtis, Aaron Cutler, Gregory Darms, Michael Daugherty, Kim Davies, Sheila Davies Sumner, Nathan Davis, Paul Dellevigne, Katharine DeShaw, Patricia Deuter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Robert Dickerson, Fiona Digney, Sean Donovan, Jean Dowdall, Jakob Dr. Sinzinger, Pamela Drexel, David Drexler, Janice Driesbach, Dana Duff, Lynn Easley, Elaine Edelman, Diane Eisenstat, Stephen Engelmann, Janeil Engelstad, Matthew Evangelista, Mike Evers, Mike Evers, Michael Fagan, Margery Fain, Ted and Leila Falk, William Falls, Ralph Farris, Susan Feder, Alan Feller, David Felton, Melissa Ferreira, Thomas Field, Chris Fielder, James Findlay, Kelly Fitz, Donald Fortescue, Alice Fox, Daniel Fox, Verena Foxx, Susan Frankel, Michael Frankhuizen, Tovia Freedman, Kaja Gam, Ariana Garber, Sandra Garner, Alan Gaynor, Katie Geissinger, Katie Geissinger, Andra Georges, Monica Germino, Ron Gianola, Rachel Gibson, Nancy Ginter, David Gladstein, Neil Glassman, Rose Gonzalez, Brian Good, Matthew Gordon, Jack Gorman, David Gorsline, Thomas Granvold, David Graves, Wade Greene, Judd Greenstein, Arwen Griffith, Gareth Griffiths, Cheri Grinnell, Augusta Gross, Robert Grubbs, Dave Grzyb, Rhoda Gubernick, John Guppy, Donald Haig, Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Rachel Hands, Bob Harberts, Elliot Harmon, Brian Harris, Michael Harrison, Steven Hart, Susan Hartzell, Anne Hege, Charles Hendrick, George Henik, Jerome Hentsch, Juan Herrera, Barbara Hertel, Orit Hilewicz, Christopher Hill, Christopher Hill, Richard Hoffman, Schuyler Hoffman, Vicki Holcomb, James Holt, Jeaninne Honstein, Robert Honstein, Susan Horowitz, Stephen Horton, JC Hotchkiss, Philipp Hullmann, Jon Hurd, Mark Irwin, Ava Jacobi, Scott Jackson, Risa Jaroslow, Kelly Jarrett, Alan Jenkins, Sarah Jesudason, Carla E. Jimenez, Carl Johnson, Donald Johnson, Brooke Johnson, Christina Johnson, Alexander Johnston, Zoe Johnstone, Mary Margaret Jones, John Jowett, Arnold Kalmbach, Kent Karnofski, Tom Kanthak, Lisa Kaplan, James Karela,  Melanie Kasten-Krause, Pavel Katsev, Shinji Kawamoto, Debra Kaye, Robert Kearney, Cheryl Keepers, Tracy Kellmer, Daniel Kelman, Daniel Kelman, Daniel Kelman, Dawna Kemper, Clement Kent, Richard Kent, David Keogh, Paul Kerekes, Sue Killam, Isabel Kim, Byron Kim, Dave King, Pamela Kivelson, Robert Klavas, Guy & Jan Klucevsek, Elizabeth Knowles-O’Hare, Stephen Kolderup, Jamey Kollar, Rosalie Kornblau, Thomas Kriegsman, Tracy Kukkonen, Paricia Kulawiak, Dik Lampen, Jodie Landau, Lisa Lang, Dan Langa, Daniel Langa, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Sarah Lazin, Julie Lees, Herb Leventer, Marsha Levin-Rojer, Renee Levine Packer, Mark Lewin, Harold Lichtin, David Lieberman, George Liebert, Kirsten Lies-Warfield, Leah Lievrouw, Wendy Lindbergh, Denise Loggins, Jane Lombard, Terry Longshore, Selene Ma, David MacDonald, Colin MacDonald, Thomas Mack, Edward MacKay, George Mallis, Ross Marshall, Alexandra  Martinez, Bill Mascioli, John Mastarone, Melissa Mazzoli, Laurie McCants, David McGuire, David McGuire, Maureen McLane, Rohana McLaughlin, Craig McNutt, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey Mills, Linda Milstein, Patrick Miqueu, Paula Mlyn, Andrea Moed, Gayle Morgan, Elizabeth Morrison, Marilyn Munsterman, Sean Murphy, Cooper Neil, Thomas Neiman, Tobin Nellhaus, Russell Nelson, Brandon Neubauer, Cynthia Nicely, Mark Niedermier, Michael Niemann, Robert Nirkind, Eleanor Nussbaum, James O’Donnell, Peter O’Gorman, Rick O’Neal, John O’Shaughnessy, John O’Toole, John Ochsendorf, Selma Odom, Takuya Oi, David Oppenheimer, Michael Organ, Nicholas Osborn, Charles Outhier, Stephanie Palmer, Mark Palmgren, Isabelle  Pannetonh, Mindy Paquin, Helen Park, Francis Patrick, Yves Perrier, Miriam Pierce, Day Piercy, Janice Pilch, Diana Pinto, Alli Poirot, James Poke, Claudia Portogallo, Kristin Pulkkinen, Sue & Mike Radlauer, Dean Rainey, Patricia Raley, Monika Rammelt, Brendon Randall-Myers, Namira Rasman, Jeanee Redmond, Rachel Reichman, Linda Reinisch, Marja Rexwinkel, Zach Rice, Michael Roach, Meghan Robertson-Labbee, Phyllis Robinson, Rogerio Rodrigues,  Sara Ronar, James Rosenfield, Randy Rosso, Marina Rothman, Jay Rozen, Nancy Ruppenthal, Lite Sabin, John Sagan, Jeanne Saier, Frank Sakalinis, Paul Salinger, James Sanford, Nathan Schimke, Ursel Schlicht,  Janet Schreiber, Gabriel Schuyler, Collette Sell, David Senie, Daryl Shawn, Richard Shaw, Jason Sigal, Steve Silberman, Kate Simmons, Barbara Simms, Debra Simon, Dutcher Snedeker, Alisa Solomon, Eva Soltes, Justin Sowa, Sergio Spedo, Kathy Stackhouse, Douglas Stapleton, Peter Stastny, Naomi Stein, Peter Stepek, Jill Strominger, David Suisman, Jameson Swanagon, Steven Swartz, Mazz Swift, Diana Sworakowski, Irene Talbott, Donna Tapper, Naomi Tarantal, Peter and Janann Taylor, Sarah Teitler, Chris Theofanidis, James Thirlwell, Doug Thomas, Jean Thomas, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Marika Tjelios, Ola Torstensson, Cia Toscanini, Jonathan Tregear, Chris Trivell, Michael Tucker, Stan Tymorek, Jose Uribe, Jacqui Uys, Hans van Bemmelen, Henk van den Brink, Kees van Prooijen, Daniel Van Hassel, Matthew Vernon, Anton Vishio, Alexandra Walcott, Joel Walfish, Andrew Walker, Kelly Walker, Adam Walter, Stephen Want, Joseph Ward, Sara Washington, Philip Webb, David Weiner, David Weller, Brad Wells, C. Alex Wells, William Wells, Martha Westerdahl, Linda Westrick, Christopher White, LJ White, Audrey Williams, Timothy Wilson, Jane Winter, Eric Winter, Jocelyn Wolfe, Flora Wong, William Worn, Anna Wyss, Anna Wyss, Lynn Yellen, Bora Yoon, Scott Yost, Tanya Young, David Young, Pamela Z, Jonas Zimmermann, Judith Zissman

Bang on a Can’s 2020 programs are made possible with generous lead support from: Amphion Foundation, ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation, Atlantic Records, Daniel Baldini, Stephen A. Block, Bishop Fund, Charina Endowment Fund, City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Exploring the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jaffe Family Foundation, Thelma Hunter Fund of the American Composers Forum, Alan Kifferstein & Joan Finkelstein, Michael Kushner, Herb Leventer, MAP Fund, Raulee Marcus, MASS MoCA, Henry S. McNeil, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jeremy Mindich & Amy Smith, Elizabeth Murrell & Gary Haney, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, New York State Council on the Arts (with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature), Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Scopia Capital Management, Matthew Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane & Dick Stewart, Sandra Tait and Hal Foster, Trust for Mutual Understanding, U.S Department of State, Williamson Foundation for Music, Adam Wolfensohn & Jennifer Small, and Wolfensohn Family Foundation.

Bang on a Can’s Board of Directors: Michael Kushner, president; Sandra Tait, vice-president; Alan Kifferstein, Treasurer; Robert A. Skirnick, secretary. Betto Arcos, Daniel Baldini, Jeffrey Bishop, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Calman, Michael Gordon, Lynette Jaffe, David Lang, Leslie Lassiter, George Lewis, Raulee Marcus, Elizabeth Murrell, Jane Stewart, Julia Wolfe, Adam Wolfensohn

Bang on a Can Staff:

Artistic Directors: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Executive Director: Kenny Savelson

Development Director: Tim Thomas

Project Manager: Philippa Thompson

Producer: Sruly Lazaros

Found Sound Nation Co-Directors: Chris Marianetti, Jeremy Thal, Elena Moon Park

Accounts Manager: Brian Petuch

Online Store Manager: Adam Cuthbert

Archive Content Manager: Matt Evans

Assistant Store Manager: Cassie Wieland

Publicity: Jensen Artists