A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org
World premieres by Nicole Lizée, Josué Collado Fregoso, Henry Threadgill and Trevor Weston
This year, Bang on a Can's PCF invites all of North America to dance, with world premieres by four composers from Canada, Mexico and the United States – Nicole Lizée, Josué Collado Fregoso, Henry Threadgill, and Trevor Weston. Each composer was asked to make his or her own idiosyncratic form of dance music, to redefine what it means to create music for dancing. The second half of the concert features three classics from Bang on a Can history by Annie Gosfield, Arnold Dreyblatt and Glenn Branca, with a rare performance of Branca's massive "three dimensional” Movement Within, written specifically for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, in his unique tuning system and on his own original instruments.
Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.