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Live in Concert

The New York formation "Bang on a Can All-Stars" are known worldwide for their highly dynamic live performances and recordings of innovative music. The six-piece ensemble combines classical, jazz, rock, world music and experimental music.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Bang on a Can All-Stars
© Timothy Norris (courtesy Ford Theater)

On December 11, they will bring classics from their repertoire to Berlin in a concert at the radialsystem: the program includes works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, Steve Martland, as well as the premiere of a new piece by Berlin-based American composer Nick Dunston.

The concert follows the performance "In C" by the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests taking place on the same evening - a colorful excursion into the world of minimal music, which will be accompanied by live music from the "Bang on a Can All-Stars" for the first time in December 2021.


Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Bass: Robert Black
  • Piano and keyboard: Vicky Chow
  • Percussion: David Cossin
  • Cello: Arlen Hlusko
  • Guitar: Mark Stewar
  • tClarinet and saxophone: Ken Thomson
  • Sound Design: Andrew Cotton

Bang on a Can

Founded in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, the New York-based Bang on a Can is an international community dedicated to innovative music. Starting with a one-day marathon New York concert, it evolved into a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a wide range of year-round international activities. "Bang on a Can" strives to bring innovative music to a wide audience through numerous projects, as well as to promote emerging composers*, musicians* and artists* worldwide. During the Corona pandemic, they launched a live online concert series to support numerous composers and performers during the lockdown.

In 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars were formed as part of Bang on a Can. The genre-bending, six-piece ensemble performs throughout the U.S. and internationally. Its acclaimed projects include recordings of Brian Eno's ambient classic "Music for Airports" and live performances with Philip Glass, Don Byron, Iva Bittova, Thurston Moore and others. A current project, among others, is performances and a recording of Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Anthracite Fields."

David Lang „sunray“

Michael Gordon „Gene takes a drink“

Nick Dunston „Fainting is Down, Whooshing is up“

Julia Wolfe „Believing“

Meredith Monk „Spaceship“

Steve Martland „Horses of Instruction“

Klarinette und Saxophon: Ken Thomson

Sound Design: Andrew Cotton

David Lang „sunray“

Michael Gordon „Gene takes a drink“

Nick Dunston „Fainting is Down, Whooshing is up“

Julia Wolfe „Believing“

Meredith Monk „Spaceship“

Steve Martland „Horses of Instruction“

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Additional information
The concert is part of "Wunderbar Together", a collaborative initiative funded by the German Foreign Office and realised by the Goethe-Institut.

An event by Sasha Waltz & Guests.


"Believing" by Julia Wolfe was commissioned by NPS Dutch Radio for the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

"Fainting is Down, Whooshing is Up" by Nick Dunston was commissioned with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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