At 30, Bang on a Can Still Seethes With Energy – New York Times

by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
April 21, 2017

Critics Notebook, Published in the April 21, 2017 issue of the New York Times

“When the composers’ collective Bang on a Can alighted on the scene 30 years ago, one of its defining qualities was volume. Amplified to exuberant rock-music levels, works by its founding members, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, typically featured a novel mix of electric guitars and traditional orchestral instruments. So it was a funny coincidence that these composers’ microphones malfunctioned at the start of an onstage discussion at Zankel Hall on Wednesday.”


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