2009: The Year in Free Concerts: Bang on a Can Marathon


The Bang on a Can Marathon kicked off the Summer concert season on May 31 at the World Financial Center Winter Gardens. This year’s Marathon featured artists/composers Wu Man, Ars Nova Copenhagen, the Smith Quartet performing The Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryars (my favorite piece of the Marathon), and Tortoise. This was a rare free concert appearance by Chicago’s Tortoise. Most importantly the Marathon is anchored by the Bang on a Can All-Stars led by guitarist Bill Frisell.

Bill Frisel guitar solo.

Andy Akiho premiers his piece “Alloy”

DITHER & Friends performing Eric km Clark’s exPAT: Deprivation Music No. 4

Tortoise – they played last so it was dark.

Come back tomorrow for another “2009 The Year in Free Concerts.”