Bang on a Can
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.

Videos from Bang on a Can

Road Trip: Triple A

Bang on a Can 06:03 Performing Arts

A performance of Road Trip: Triple A by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Road Trip: Interstate

Bang on a Can 06:29 Performing Arts

A performance of Road Trip: Interstate by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Road Trip Part I: Violin Brooklyn

Bang on a Can 07:22 Performing Arts

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform an innovative piece of contemporary music.

Nicole Lizée: Dancist

Bang on a Can 06:43 Performing Arts

A performance featuring the music of Canadian composer Nicole Lizée.

Nico Muhly: Comfortable Cruising Altitude

Bang on a Can 04:58 Performing Arts

A performance featuring contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly.

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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)

The organization has grown from a one-day New York-based Marathon concert (on Mother’s Day in 1987 in a SoHo art gallery) to a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities.

Bang on a Can introduces programs that evolve to answer specific challenges faced by today’s musicians, composers and audiences, in order to make innovative music widely accessible and wildly received. Bang on a Can’s inventive and aggressive approach to programming and presentation has created a large and vibrant international audience made up of people of all ages who are rediscovering the value of contemporary music.

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