Arts Events Music photography

The Big Bang On A Can

Even though scientists can’t agree on the exact date or the details of what happened on the original big bang, we know one fact:

A big bang has been observed every year in New York City since 1987 where a marathon of continuous musical performances takes place and attracts musicians, composers & music lovers from all over the world.

According to Bang On A Can’s website, the marathon , just like the big bang, is “a collision of musical styles and ideas”.

In the pictures, you’ll see moments from the following performances:

Signal performing Cruel Sister by Julia Wolfe.

Toby Twining performing excerpts from his own work Eurydice.

Bang on a Can All-Stars and Philip Glass performing Glass’ Music in Similar Motion and Closing.

Sun Ra Arkestra performing their own work.

Clarinetists Evan Ziporyn, Carol McGonnell, Joshua Rubin, and Michael Lowenstern performing Hive by Evan Ziporyn.

Music photography

The Big Bang…On A Can

Bang On A Can Marathon took place in The World Financial Center this year with music flowing non-stop for more than 12 hours defying all borders between genres and really making it hard for music lovers to take a break.  Every time a new group emerged on the stage, we got swept away and taken by their ingenuity and brilliance.

The photos show the following performers in the event. I only stayed for 10 hours and took a few walks to stretch my legs!

Slagwerk Den Haag
JACK Quartet
Talea Ensemble
Moritz Eggert
Vernon Reid, Mazz Swift, and Leon Gruenbaum
Mira Calix
Tim Brady

And of course:Bang on a Can All-Stars

Can’t wait for the next Big Bang…On A Can!