Bang on a Can Marathon 2015, photograph by Sam Crawford
The world of music is big, beautiful, joyous, noisy, shimmering, fast, still, loud, soft, edgy, delicate, in-your-face and above all, inextricably transporting…
Bang on a Can All-Stars, photograph courtesy of Cantaloupe Music
Heavily inspired by the minimalist works of American composers like Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Philip Glass (as well as the radical Dutch composer, Louis Andriessen), Bang on a Can started as a wild, ‘let’s-just-see-if-this-works’ kind of idea – a ‘marathon’ concert of music from the now and the recent past – a no-frills artistic experience to be free of charge.
Gong Linna at the Bang on a Can Marathon 2015, photograph courtesy of Bang on a Can
The music rallied, screamed and soared here [Bang on a Can Marathon].