Bang on a Can 2011 People's Commissioning Fund Concert

WNYC's John Schaefer Hosts a Live Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live teamed up to bring you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.

Hear world premieres from and on-stage interviews with an eclectic array of genre-bending composers, including guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National and Clogs fame, the Indian American electronic music producer Karsh Kale and the omniverous craftsman and experimentalist Nick Brooke. Additionally, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform Horses of Instruction by British composer Steve Martland, Convex/Concave/Concord by Danish composer Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen, and Believing by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.

The 2011 People's Commissioning Fund concert is the first of four New Sounds Live Web casts on Q2 from Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival and is now archived for on-demand streaming below. So listen, write in, check back and, most importantly, enjoy!


Julia Wolfe: Believing

Nick Brooke: Menace (Sousa Medley)

Karsh Kale: Crawl Walk Run Fly

Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen: Convex/Concave/Concord

Bryce Dessner: O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind

Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction

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John Schaefer
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Comments [2]

gabe harbinger from brooklyn

1. First of all there is no way anyone could speculate on such a ridiculous question. How could anyone presume to know such a thing? In the sense that all music is in a continuum and influenced by its past, then yes though, it will be.
2. Again, a preposterous question. But yes, simply because it's beautiful, evocative music and when one hears pieces like the Dessner and Martland one can't help ride along to the groove. One head bob by one person and it's enough to "matter."

Feb. 13 2011 04:36 PM

1. Is any of this work going to be around in 100 years?
2. Does it matter?

Feb. 13 2011 10:54 AM

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