June 22 at 2:00pm
at Brookfield Place, Winter Garden

Co-presented by Arts Brookfield

Bang on a Can returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Some highlights include Mantra Percussion performing Michael Gordon’s psychedelic percussion sextet Timber for amplified 2x4s; an exceptional indie-orchestral collaboration featuring multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff and Contemporaneous; the Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends presenting Louis Andriessen’s hammering classic Hoketus in honor of the composer’s 75th birthday this June; the mesmerizing Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble performing selections from their namesake’s iconic canon; a multimedia performance of Jace Clayton’s (aka DJ/rupture) singular work Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, plus performances by Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, and much more!

And throughout the Marathon, Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio – a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!

Louis Andriessen, Armando Bayolo, Jherek Bischoff, Carlos Carrillo, Bryce Dessner, Julius

Eastman & Jace Clayton, Michael Gordon, Judd Greenstein, Brooks Frederickson, Molly Joyce,

David Lang, Paula Matthusen, Marc Mellits, Meredith Monk, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, JG

Thirlwell, and Julia Wolfe.

Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven,

Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) &

friends, Jherek Bischoff, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of

Teeth, and So Percussion.


Great Noise Ensemble

Carlos Carrillo: De la brevedad de la vida

Armando Bayolo: Caprichos


Adrianna Mateo, violin

Molly Joyce: Lean Back and Release


Great Noise Ensemble

Marc Mellits: Machine V from 5 Machines



Brooks Frederickson: Undertoad


Anonymous 4

David Lang: love fail (selections)



Dawn of Midi

Amino Belyamani and Aakaash Israni: Excerpt from Dysnomia


Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Allemande and Sarabande from Partita for 8 Voices

Judd Greenstein: AEIOU



Andrew Norman: Try


Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann

Meredith Monk: Facing North



Jherek Bischoff & Contemporaneous

Jherek Bischoff: Works TBA


Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, & friends

Meredith Monk: Panda Chant II from the Games


Jace Clayton, electronics; David Friend, Emily Manzo, piano; Arooj Aftab, voice

Julius Eastman and Jace Clayton: Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner


Bang on a Can All-Stars

JG Thirlwell: Anabiosis

Paula Matthusen: ontology of an echo

Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary



So Percussion

Bryce Dessner: Music for Wood and Strings


Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends

Louis Andriessen: Hoketus


Mantra Percussion

Michael Gordon: Timber

The Bang on a Can Marathon is co-presented by the River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can. Lead support is provided by ASCAP, in celebration of its 100 years of protecting, supporting and fostering the work of composers worldwide.


Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place is sponsored by Brookfield, American Express, and Bank of America.