About the Archives:

Unearthing and digitizing hundreds of hours of video footage and audio in every different format imaginable and bringing them all together here on this website was no small feat. Special thanks to Matt Evans and everyone else who worked on this deep dive into the recorded history of Bang on a Can.

About the Sound Collage:

The interactive audio-visual collage in the “What is Bang on a Can?” section of this site is a collaboration between Chris Marianetti & Peter Wise using samples of music from throughout Bang on a Can’s history.

About 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. 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)

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