On June 2nd & 3rd, Bang on a Can revisits our Winter Garden Marathon from last year, but on Steroids. Alex Ross has a good encompassing post on his blog the rest is noise which will give you an idea of the breadth and scope of this 26 hour concert. And the Bang on a Can Website has the full schedule here.
You’ll find me hanging around a lot as there is a lot to see as I’m as hungry for great music as anyone. However, I’ll be performing only between 10 and 11:15 PM on Saturday night. First as a ‘guest all-star’ with Kyaw-Kyaw Naing, the great Burmese drummer, and then in a set with The Books, with tunes that we’ll perform together for the first time. Another World Premiere (grin). Show up by 10:11 PM not to miss it!
And don’t miss one of my favorite songwriters, Juana Molina at 2 AM, and a 4:30 AM performance of Steve Reich’s Music For 18 as the sun comes up. Now that is something to stay up for. Oh, and there’s a big set of Ethel on Sunday morning as well. Well, those are a few of my faves, but there’s plenty more, including the incomparable Iva Bittova.