SUNDAY June 14 3PM!

Welcome to the 2020 Bang on a Can Marathon!

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Once is not enough! For six straight hours on May 3rd Bang on a Can tried to make us all forget our current isolation with a marathon concert of amazing composers and performers from around the globe. We had a blast doing it, but we noticed something as soon as it was over. We are all still isolated!  Listeners everywhere are still hungry for connection!  An entire ecosystem of composers and performers still needs our attention, and our love, and our financial support! So we are having another marathon on June 14th.  Six more hours of uncompromisingly adventurous, searching music, including 10 brand new works commissioned especially for the day – 10 radically innovative composers premiering 10 mind-blowing new works played by 10 unstoppable virtuosi.  Plus a lot of other incredible stuff. We are all sheltering in place, just like you. But we really need to be together. For a few hours on June 14th we will be.  Please join us. – Michael Gordon, David Lang & Julia Wolfe, co-founders and co-hosts


LEILA ADU New Work (world premiere) performed by MARK STEWART
AARON GARCIA New Work (world premiere) performed by KEN THOMSON
SUSANNA HANCOCK New Work (world premiere) performed by NICK PHOTINOS
CARLA KIHLSTEDT New Work (world premiere)
ZIBUOKLE MARTINAITYTE New Work (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK
SHARA NOVA New Work (world premiere)
AILIE ROBERTSON New Work (world premiere) performed by GREGG AUGUST
TOMEKA REID New Work (world premiere) performed by VICKY CHOW
HELENA TULVE New Work (world premiere) performed by ARLEN HLUSKO
KENDALL WILLIAMS New Work (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN
TIM BRADY At Sergio’s Request (world premiere)
JUDD GREENSTEIN In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves performed by NADIA SIROTA
TED HEARNE Brownie, you’ve done a heck of a job
PAULA MATTHUSEN of an implacable subtraction performed by DANA JESSEN
FREDERIC RZEWSKI Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues performed by CONRAD TAO
ALEX WEISER Music from ‘and all the days were purple’ performed by ELIZA BAGG

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


Consider purchasing a Ticket!

Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more work and share with more music lovers worldwide. Choose your ticket price: $10, $20, $50, whatever you can spare.

To commission a new piece, $1,500 does the trick. A copy of the piece will be sent to you signed by the composer! Just memo “commission” in your donation.

We take Venmo! For Paypal just find us at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Or make your purchase as a donation to our secure website give page (you know, the old-fashioned way!)



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, Russ Irvin, Raulee Marcus, Rob Mason.

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 supporters at $100 and Above: Robert Abrams, Polly Apfelbaum, Katherine Barton, Catherine Benoit, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Bishop, Susan Boiko, Donald Brenneis, Jeffrey Calman, Ashley Capps, Mark Cohen, Phil D’Elia, Werner deFoe, Paul Dellevigne, Nina Di Leo, Yun Du, Amy Zell Ellsworth, Julia Fought, Philip George, Daniel Glidden, Peter and Celia Gourevitch-Falicov, Diane Guvenis, Karen Halvorson, Ann Hamilton, Adrienne Harris, Logan Holmes, Jake Holmes, Bernard and Marilyn Horowitz, Kevin Kennefick, Christine Kim, Alice Kornhauser, Lisa and Chris Kuneman/Zappala, Robert Kyr, David Lake, Jack Lampl, Daniel Lang, Michele Lerner, Scott Lescher, Carla Lord, Addison MacDonald, William Macholdt, Bill Morrison, Jeremy Mindich, Ruben Naeff, L J Newman, Ken Nielsen, Bruce Oltman, Luis Orozco, Sara Renar, Doug  Perkins, Sara Renar, Mark Robbins, Karen Sander, Tim Savinar, Cis and Jim  Serling, Hubertus Siegert, Clark Silcox, Mark Solomon, Alan Stanbridge, Robert Stein, April Stewart Klausner, Dava Stravinsky, Michael Thomson, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Debra Vilinsky, Andrew Wallach, Andrew Flora Wong, 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, 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, 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, Alan Feller, David Felton, Melissa Ferreira, Thomas Field, Chris Fielder, James Findlay, Kelly Fitz, Donald Fortescue, Alice Fox, Daniel Fox, 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, Donald Haig, Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Rachel Hands, Bob Harberts, Elliot Harmon, Brian Harris, Michael Harrison, Steven Hart, Susan Hartzell, Anne Hege, Charles Hendrick, 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, 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, Tracy Kukkonen, Paricia Kulawiak, Dik Lampen, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, James Rosenfield, Randy Rosso, Marina rothman, Jay Rozen, Nancy Ruppenthal, Lite Sabin, Jeanne Saier, Frank Sakalinis, Paul Salinger, James Sanford, Nathan Schimke, Ursel Schlicht, 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, Irene Talbott, Donna Tapper, 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. Daniel Baldini, Jeffrey Bishop, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Calman, Michael Gordon, Lynette Jaffe, David Lang, Leslie Lassiter, 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

Production Manager: 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