BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
@ NYU Skirball Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 12-10pm
10 hours of FREE Live Music!
Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.
HIghlights include Terry Riley's Autodreamographical Tales, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Terry Riley (voice). The piece was inspired by a dream diary Riley kept in 1987, and flows in and out of Indian raga, New Age music and bluesy textures. Other highlights include Vicky Chow's performance of Michael Gordon's Sonatra; Stephin Merritt's set with cellist Sam Davol, his Magnetic Fields bandmate; and performances by the Flux Quartet, Contemporaneous and Xenia Rubinos.