On-Demand Audio: Bang on a Can All-Stars at 'Andriessen 75'

Recorded Live at Atlas Performing Arts Center on April 11, 2014

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Bang on a Can All-Stars (L to R): Ashley Bathgate (cello), Evan Ziporyn (clarinets), Robert Black (bass), Vicky Chow (piano), David Cossin (percussion) and Mark Stewart (guitar). Bang on a Can All-Stars (L to R): Ashley Bathgate (cello), Evan Ziporyn (clarinets), Robert Black (bass), Vicky Chow (piano), David Cossin (percussion) and Mark Stewart (guitar). (Photo by Pascal Perich and Julien Jourdes, 2011)

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. 

Complete program:

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.

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Phil Kline

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