Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Tune in to Afternoon New Music from 3-6pm today, Monday, February 1st for an exclusive in-studio interview with Julia Wolfe, Co-Founder and composer for Bang On a Can. The interview will feature Wolfe on the current Bang On a Can All Stars, her Pulitzer Prize winning composition, and working with the late and beloved Ornette Coleman on a piece he wrote specifically for the collective, which will debut in their concert Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Merkin Concert Hall. The show will also feature selections from Bang On a Can's Field Recordings project, as well as Wolfe's composition, Anthracite Fields.
Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new. Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found. With adventurous programs, it commissions new composers, performs, presents, and records new work, develops new audiences, and educates the musicians of the future. Bang on a Can is building a world in which powerful new musical ideas flow freely across all genres and borders. Bang on a Can plays “a central role in fostering a new kind of audience that doesn’t concern itself with boundaries. If music is made with originality and integrity, these listeners will come” (The New York Times)