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Festivals

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bang on a Can mounted their first festival in 1987, they charted a familiar path: young avant-gardists who, fed up with the status quo, sought to remold the world in their own image. The ... More


Lincoln Center

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bang on a Can first hosted their marathon concert and All-Stars recitals at Lincoln Center in 1994, critics and observers wrote about them with hyperbolic rhetoric, emphasizing how different the ... More


Funding

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the midst of the Culture Wars, in which Congressional Republicans and the religious right attempted to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, Bang on a Can expanded and professionalized. Cuts ... More


All-Stars

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1992, Bang on a Can launched their own in-house ensemble, the All-Stars, an amplified sextet designed to take the spirit of the festival on the road. Along with building a new audience via ... More


Record Labels

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1990s, Bang on a Can jumped from releasing albums on the academic label Composers Recordings, Inc. to signing a contract with the major label Sony Classical. Their path emblematized an unusual ... More


Introduction

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introduction outlines the starting point for this study: the rise of Bang on a Can, a large-scale contemporary music organization that started as a marathon concert in downtown New York overseen ... More


Academics

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe’s studies at Yale in the 1980s provided an experience fairly unusual for a graduate program in composition: it prepared them for careers in the musical ... More


Horizons

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The downtown marathons of Bang on a Can might seem worlds away from the American symphony orchestra, but in the mid-1980s they shared a common context: David Lang worked for the New York Philharmonic ... More


Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

William Robin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Amidst the heated fray of the Culture Wars emerged a scrappy festival in downtown New York City called Bang on a Can. Presenting eclectic, irreverent marathons of experimental music in crumbling ... More


Epilogue

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the early twenty-first century, new music’s marketplace turn was complete, though Bang on a Can’s journey had only begun: in the past two decades, they have received Pulitzer Prizes and grown into ... More


Minimalism and Music Theater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the history of minimalism and the work of Philip Glass in music theater and opera, notably his influential Einstein on the Beach with Robert Wilson. It considers the influence ... More


Between Hearing and Listening: Music for Airports as Conceptual Art

John T. Lysaker

in Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190497293
eISBN:
9780190497330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497293.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 5 treats Music for Airports as a work of conceptual art and compares it to the work of Steve Reich, arguing that the album, like Eno’s visual art, provides a sonic image of the ecological ... More


MISSY MAZZOLI (b. 1980)As Long As We Live (2013): Text by Walt Whitman

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes American composer Missy Mazzoli’s As Long As We Live (2013). Showing the influence of figures such as the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen as well as some of those involved in ... More


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