Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Kotche’

The Bang on a Can All-Stars Can Be Whatever You Want Them To Be

The Bang on a Can All-Stars ensemble formed in 1992 almost out of necessity. In 1987, composers Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon inaugurated what would become an annual tradition: the Bang on a Can Marathon, a 12-hour concert meant to explore a vast range of musical styles and build an appreciation for new music. But in the [...]

Wilco (The Lovefest) @ Wolf Trap

The critical buzz around Wilco’s latest, self-titled album has centered on the notion of identity. Some have heralded Wilco (the album) as a reclamation of the insouciance of the band’s early albums, while others—particularly City Paper’s own Aaron Leitko—have described it as a tour of the band’s sonic arc over the last decade. But aside [...]

Bang on a Can Marathon @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

While the highlight of Sunday's Bang on a Can Marathon at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center came early, the rest of the program offered plenty to enjoy as well, even if the culminating performance was somewhat dubious. Just after the Bang on a Can All-Stars completed their innovative arrangement of [...]

This Weekend: Bang on a Can Marathon, Michael Manring

For the past few years, the annual Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City has had my mouth watering, juxtaposing performances of fascinating and often under-performed avant-garde classical music with shows by cutting-edge popular music performers (and generally blurring the line between these two categories). Last year's festival, for instance, featured compositions by [...]

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