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Bang on a Can All-Stars
the sense of senses (2021) 8'
text by David Lang (after Song of Songs)
co-commissioned by the Company of Music, Vienna, Johannes Hiemetsberger, Director; the Crossing, Philadelphia, Donald Nally, Director; and the Fisher Center at Bard College
Sunday, June 16, 2013
‘death speaks’ performed by Shara Worden and the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Bang on a Can Marathon
prisoner of the state (2019) 75'
soprano, tenor, baritone, bass; men's chorus; 2+pic.2.2(bcl).2+cbn/4.2[in C].2.0/timp/3 perc/strings
New York Philharmonic, de Doelen Concert Hall, Barbican Centre, l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Bruges, and Malmö Opera.
Anthracite Fields (2014) 65'
SATB chorus, cl, egtr, perc, pno, vc, db
Anthracite Fields was commissioned through Meet the Composer's Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Additional support was made possible through the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler New Ventures Fund; the Presser Foundation; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Philadelphia Music Project.
the loser (2016) 60'
solo baritone, solo piano; perc, va, vc, db
The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2016 Next Wave Festival
Bang on a Can All-Stars Premiere Field Recordings
At the Barbican Centre in London, on March 20, 2012, the Bang on a Can All-Stars premiere Field Recordings — with new works by Gordon, Lang and Wolfe. The evening-length project that is as much a mystery as a concert – a kind of ghost story. The ghosts aren’t the physical presence of people gone before, but they are the ghosts of sounds, images, ideas, and voices. Each composer has been asked to find and interact with something recorded before, using the power of music made right in front of us to reach out to other things not present…continue reading
Bang on a Can All-Stars: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
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Road Trip (2017) 60'
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe
cl, pno, perc, egtr, vc, db
Road Trip was commissioned by BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival and by Stephen A. Block, Robert Braun & Joan Friedman, Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus, New Music USA, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane and Richard Stewart, with additional support from Jerry Eberhardt and Phil Hettema.