Sunday, December 20, 2020

Bang on a Can Streaming Marathon

Received from Bang on a Can:

Bang on a Can will stream performances from all four 2020 Bang on a Can Online Marathons - “A Marathon of Marathons” for on-demand viewing from December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021 at Each online Marathon in 2020 (May 3, June 14, August 16, and October 18) featured performances from musicians' homes around the country and across the world -  a total of 95 performances including 31 world premieres of new commissions and over 130 composers and performers. All Marathon performers and composers participating live have been compensated by Bang on a Can. In all, Bang on a Can signed more than 150 paychecks to working artists to create and play the music on these marathons. The online collection also includes dozens of artist conversations with Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, who interviewed many of the composers throughout the 24 hours of Marathon concert streams. 

The stream is free, but the organization encourages audience members to buy a ticket to help support the composers and performers whose work went into this enormous presentation.

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