Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guest Glenn Kotche

Bang On A Can with Glen Kotche

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall

With special guest, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche

Presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival

Out of the energy and excitement of New York’s now legendary Bang on a Can Festival, six of the most brilliant and provocative musicians in America have come together to form one of the most powerful voices for contemporary music in the world. We invite you to spend an evening with the incomparable Bang on a Can All-Stars, performing with very special guest drummer/composer Glenn Kotche from the band Wilco.

With clarinets, cello, keyboard, electric guitar, bass, and drums — part rock band and part amplified chamber group — Bang on a Can All-Stars blur the lines between classical and pop ensembles, giving voice to a huge range of music genres and styles.

Equally comfortable in each of the diverse styles that exist within music today, the group’s live shows are an eclectic super-mix of groundbreaking music from uncharted territories. With the occasional homage to living masters, the heart of their repertoire is the sound of a new generation.

Wilco’s Kotche joins the All-Stars with his music and drumsticks, performing two new works commissioned by Bang on a Can, plus the very latest piece by 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner (and Bang on a Can co-founder) David Lang.

“A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.” NEW YORK TIMES

“unfailing taste, technique and discipline” CHICAGO TRIBUNE ON GLENN KOTCHE

Brian Eno: Music for Airports 1/1 (arr. Michael Gordon)
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
Glenn Kotche/Steve Reich: Clapping Music Variations
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood (arr. by David Cossin For Drums)
Glenn Kotche: Snap
Glenn Kotche: Mobile

Campus and Community Engagement Events

Artist in Residence: Bang on a Can All-Stars, Percussion Workshop

Reviews, Resources & More

Bang on a Can website
Glenn Kotche website

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