2003 New Yorkers Preview — New York Times

by Ben Sisario
October 21, 2003

Letter to the Editor, Published in the October 21, 2003 issue of the New York Times

“When the composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe founded the Bang on a Can collective 16 years ago, they wanted to turn classical music upside down: casual dress onstage, audiences that come and go during a performance, and music that throbs with the pulse of rock.

”We’re used to going in and sitting down and watching people play music,” said Mr. Gordon, a soft-spoken man of 47. ”We’ve always been able to imagine, ‘What is the concert of the future?’ ”


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