The Bang on a Can music marathon is today in Lower Manhattan. It’s a FREE non-stop, nine-hour super-mix of toe-tapping music from near and far, all of it with a strong percussion beat. Hear an astonishing range of musical styles, including contemporary sounds, fresh voices, and an unmatched diversity of performances all in one place. This year’s marathon includes music by: Hans Abrahamsen, Derek Bermel, Jeffrey Brooks, Caleb Burhans, Peter Evans, Michael Gordon, John King, David Lang, Lukas Ligeti, Annea Lockwood, Nico Muhly, Tamar Muskal, Angélica Negron, Charlie Piper, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, Shara Worden, Tatsuya Yoshida, Tom Ze, and more.
Bang on a Can Marathon is part of the River to River Festival 2013. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, close to the South Street Seaport. Stay as long as you like, even all nine hours. And it’s FREE. Check the event website for an hour-by-hour schedule of persformers.
This year’s marathon includes performances by: Alarm Will Sound, Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maya Beiser with the Provenance Project Band, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Le Cabaret Contemporain, David Cossin & Ben Reimer, Peter Evans, Monica Germino, Hotel Elefant, Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov, NYU Steel Pan Ensemble, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Talk Normal, TILT Brass, Shara Worden, and more.
Here’s a sample of the music you’ll hear, and it will get your toes tapping and head bobbing: