Thursday, July 10 at 11 am ET, Phil Kline continues his presentation of the "Andriessen 75" festival in Washington, D.C. The Bang on a Can All-Stars, the tour de force contemporary ensemble started by composers David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, visited the festival to celebrate the life and work of the Dutch composer.
On Friday, April 11, the All-Stars centered their concert around two of Andriessen's pieces: Life, a work written for the group and meant to be accompanied by video clips, as well as his powerhouse piece Workers Union for ensemble. Pieces by the group's founding composers were also performed—cheating, lying, stealing by David Lang, I Buried Paul by Michael Gordon, and Believing by Julia Wolfe—as was Steve Martland's Horses of Instruction.
The festival was developed and curated by Armando Bayolo, founder of the Great Noise Ensemble and new-music curator at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
David Lang – cheating, lying, stealing
Michael Gordon – I Buried Paul
Steve Martland – Horses of Instruction
Julia Wolfe – Believing
Louis Andriessen – Life
Louis Andriessen – Workers Union
Concert audio recorded live and mixed by Brian Knox.