Bang on a Can Marathon 2013

On Sunday, June 16, 2013, the Bang on a Can Marathon was presented at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, as part of the River To River Festival 2013.

Even though it felt weird not to be at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden (the Schimmel Center was almost too intimate), the audience surely appreciated the comfort and the acoustics. Here is a video recap of the marathon in 12 minutes:

Bang on a Can Marathon 2013

00:19 – Derek Bermel: Canzonas Americanas, Mvt 1: “El Dude” | Alarm Will Sound
00:49 – Jeffrey Brooks: After the Treewatcher | Alarm Will Sound
01:19 – Peter Evans (trumpet): solo
01:51 – Charlie Piper: zoetrope | Alarm Will Sound
02:23 – Caleb Burhans: oh ye of little faith… (do you know where your children are?) | Alarm Will Sound
02:54 – Lukas Ligeti: lakoni in kazonnde* | David Cossin & Ben Reimer, drums
03:23 – Cabaret Contemporain

03:54 – Shara Worden: Before the Words | Brooklyn Youth Chorus
04:26 – Nico Muhly: Short Prayers in Respect of a Storm | Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Aleeza Meir piano and string quartet
04:57 – Kendall Williams: Conception* | NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble / NYUSTEEL, Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
05:27 – Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov: Medicine Buddha, White Palace
05:57 – John King: Astral Epitaphs | Brooklyn Youth Chorus, TILT, & John King, live electronics
06:27 – Talk Normal: XO, Shot This Time, Dedicate This Song
06:58 – Tom Zé (arr. Stephanie Richards) Mā | Asphalt Orchestra

07:41 – Julia Wolfe With a blue dress on** | Monica Germino, violin
08:11 – Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (Ten canons for nine instruments) | Talea Ensemble
08:42 – Angélica Negrón: Drawings for Meyoko | Hotel Elefant
09:12 – Cabaret Contemporain
09:42 – David Lang: death speaks | Bang on a Can All-Stars & Shara Worden, voice
10:12 – Tamar Muskal: Mar de Leche | Maya Beiser, cello with the Provenance Project Band
10:59 – Annea Lockwood: Vortex | Bang on a Can All-Stars
11:29 – Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare | Bang on a Can All-Stars
12:15 – Tatsuya Yoshida: Zwimbarrac Khafzavrapp | Asphalt Orchestra

* World Premiere
** US Premiere

If you’re not into moving images, we also took some photos:

If you are curious about last year’s marathon, we have another video here.