Bang on a Can Marathon 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Bang on a Can will present an ALL LIVE online Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The Marathon will be streamed at, featuring 24 LIVE performances from musicians' homes in NYC and around the country. We kick off at 3pm with the singular and extraordinary Wu Man, one of the world’s foremost Pipa players and close off with György Ligeti’s diabolical etude ‘The Devil’s Staircase’, performed by piano superstar Jeremy Denk. Don’t miss a rare solo performance by jazz legend Oliver Lake, 11 world premieres commissioned especially for the day, as well as music and performances by Leyla McCalla, Kaki King, Annea Lockwood, Craig Taborn, Missy Mazzoli, Tyondai Braxton and many more greats.


Performance schedule (Set times are approximate) 

Wu Man
Nicole Mitchell New Work (world premiere) performed by Ken Thomson
Dobrinka Tabakova Simple Prayer for Complex Times (world premiere) performed by Vicky Chow
Tyondai Braxton

Missy Mazzoli Vespers for Violin (solo) performed by Olivia De Prato
Teddy Abrams New Work (world premiere) performed by himself
Fjóla Evans New Work (world premiere) performed by Kendall Williams
Jeffrey Brooks Santuario (world premiere) performed by Mark Stewart
Shara Nova New Work (world premiere) performed by herself

Brad Lubman New Work (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 New Work (world premiere) performed by herself
Nick Dunston Fainting Is Down, Whooshing is Up (world premiere) performed by Robert Black
Phil Kline The Best Words performed by Theo Bleckmann with Dan Tepfer/Todd Reynolds
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