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Open Source Music Festival: lineup & tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The festival culminates with an all-day concert on November 18 featuring performances by Joel Fan, JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Jeffrey Ziegler, Teen Girl Fantasy + ADR, Ben Monder,

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A Powerful, Spellbinding, Paradigm-Shifting Asian Art-Song Evening Tonight at the Lincoln Center Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

From singer Gong Linna and the Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ new album Cloud River Mountain, it seemed that last night’s release show at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival would have been all about the drama. Sure, there were plenty of spectacular peaks from the fearless Chinese singer and her American backup band, but there were equal amounts subtlety and dynamics in a mix of distinctly Chinese-flavored and just as distinctly western material written by Lao Luo and the Bang on a Can organization’s three-headed monster: Julia WolfeMichael Gordon and David Lang.

There’s just as ...

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High-Voltage Chinese Singer Gong Linna Teams Up with New York Avant Garde Mainstays At This Month’s Lincoln Center Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could see Bjork backed by Lark’s Tongues in Aspic-era King Crimson – or the Velvet Underground, for that matter – singing Asian-tinged art-songs, would you go to the show? That’s an approximation of what Chinese chanteuse Gong Linna sounds like, backed by the irrepressibly mutable Bang on a Can All-Stars, on her new album Cloud River Mountain. It’s streaming at Bandcamp, and she and the band are playing an album release stand of sorts, with shows at 8 PM on July 14 and 15 at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W ...

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BAM Next Wave Festival: 2017 Lineup & Tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM has announced the lineup of the 2017 Next Wave Festival which takes place September 14 – December 16, featuring 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements…

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Bang on a Can Marathon 2017: Kaki King, Laraaji, Innov Gnawa & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 edition of the Bang on a Can Marathon, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 10 PM.

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Philip Glass’ Agenda Remains the Same

Source: New York Music Daily

“The years catch up with you, but my agenda remains the same,” Philip Glass said, five years ago. This past evening at Carnegie Hall, to celebrate Glass’ eightieth birthday, Dennis Russell Davies led the Bruckner Orchestra Linz through two New York premieres of Glass works as well as the world premiere of his Symphony No. 11. By and large, the concert was as much of a present to what appeared to be a sold-out audience as it was to the composer.

It was a shock to discover that Glass’ 1997 Days and Nights in Rocinha – an equally kinetic and hypnotic ...

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Steve Reich 80th birthday celebrations happening at Carnegie Hall with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The celebrations also include works by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, David Lang, and more.

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Composer Julia Wolfe brings coal mining history back to Pennsylvania with performance on November 14

Source: The Key (WXPN)

New York Philharmonic's 2014 Biennial with Bang on the Can performing Juila Wolfe's Anthracite Fields at Avery Fisher Hall | Photo by Chris LeePennsylvania is home to North America’s largest reserves of anthracite coal. At the turn of the 20th century, the mining industry dominated towns like Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville. But as coal began to lose favor to more efficient alternatives like … Continued

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This Year’s Bang on a Can Marathon Focuses on Its Core Talent

Source: New York Music Daily

What better to jar a sleepy crowd out of a pre-noon summer torpor than a steel pan orchestra? Kendall Williams’ arrangement of a Lord Nelson calypso hit, with its exubertant resemblance to a ballpark organ version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, made an apt kickoff to this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon. The 2015 edition of the annual avant garde festival differentiated itself from previous concerts with its emphasis on larger-scale works, circling the wagons with a somewhat abbreviated list of performers. Past years featured an often exhilarating mix of global acts, frequently going on til ...

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Julia Wolfe’s Rage Against the Machine

Source: New York Music Daily

John Schaefer was onto something when he picked a Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer by the Bang on a Can All-Stars as his favorite concert of the year a few years back. Then again, that wasn’t such a difficult choice for the WNYC host. To say that it doesn’t get performed enough simply means that we need more stagings of this eclectic and intense choral/instrumental suite by the Bang on a Can avant garde institution’s house band. It was a rare treat to see the group play it last night at the World Financial Center. If ...

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