Photo: Christine Southworth
Photo: Christine Southworth

With its 25th anniversary ahead in 2012, Bang on a Can extends its relationship with Hazard Chase to an exclusive representation agreement for Europe.

Since its formation by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, Bang on a Can has for nearly quarter of a century commissioned, produced, performed and recorded some of the most creative and pioneering music of our time with their expansive and increasing repertoire now virtually recognized as a genre in its own right. A uniquely driven and multi-faceted organisation, which refuses to be contained within the boundaries that have traditionally divided differing musical traditions and influences into separate worlds, Bang on a Can has been seen regularly throughout its history in many leading European musical centres, often as the sextet Bang on a Can All Stars but more recently making its mark with The Asphalt Orchestra as well as through a number of highly successful staged productions, such as Lost Objects and Carbon Copy Building. In 2012 and beyond these and other projects will be seen in Europe, including the highly acclaimed new commission from Steve Reich, 2 x 5, Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer (with Trio Mediaeval) and a series of new commissions looking at the very essence of musical creativity from different perspectives, known collectively as Field Recordings. Plans are developing for significant projects in cities including London, Glasgow, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges and Paris.