Bang on a Can All Stars

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Bang on a Can All-Stars
Bang on a Can All-Stars at World Financial Center 2012.jpg
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform at the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, June 2012.
Background information
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Alt Classical, Classical Crossover, Post-minimalism
Years active 1992–present
Labels Cantaloupe Music, Sony Classical, CRI Records, Nonesuch Records
Website bangonacan.org/bang_on_a_can_all_stars
Members Robert Black, bass
Mark Stewart, guitar
David Cossin, percussion
Vicky Chow, piano
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Ken Thomson,[1] clarinets
Past members Evan Ziporyn, clarinets
Lisa Moore, piano
Steve Schick, percussion
Maya Beiser, Cello
Wendy Sutter, cello

The Bang on a Can All-Stars is an amplified ensemble that was formed in 1992 by parent organization Bang on a Can.[2] Called "a flexible and expert sextet" by The New York Times,[3] the ensemble was formed as an agile group with a set instrumentation to take on touring and recording projects[4] for Bang on a Can that would not be feasible for the organization's massive "Marathon" concert productions.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

In 2005 the All-Stars were named "Ensemble of the Year" by the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts.[5] The ensemble has been heralded as "the country's most important vehicle for contemporary music" by the San Francisco Chronicle.[6]

The very first release of the Cantaloupe Music catalog, the All-Stars' Renegade Heaven was ranked the #1 album of 2001 by New York Times classical music editor Allan Kozinn,[7] and their recording of Terry Riley's In C made the 2001 New York Times top ten lists in both classical and pop.[8]

Discography[9][edit]

  • Bang on a Can Live, volume 1 (1992)
  • Bang on a Can Live, volume 2 (1993)
  • Bang on a Can Live, volume 3 (1994)
  • Industry (1995)
  • Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1996)
  • Lost Objects (1997)
  • Music for Airports (composed by Brian Eno) (1998)
  • Renegade Heaven (2001)
  • In C (composed by Terry Riley) (2001)
  • Bang on a Can Classics (2002)
  • Gigantic Dancing Human Machine (music of Louis Andriessen) (2003)
  • ShadowBang (composed by Evan Ziporyn) (2003)
  • Music in Fifths / Two Pages (composed by Philip Glass) (2004)
  • Bang on a Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing (2004)
  • Elida (composer and guest musician Iva Bittová) (2005)
  • A Ballad for Many (composer and guest musician Don Byron) (2006)
  • The Essential Martin Bresnick (2006)
  • The Carbon Copy Building (2007)
  • Music for Airports (Live) (2008)
  • Music from the Film (Untitled) (2009)
  • Double Sextet / 2x5 (music of Steve Reich) (2010)
  • Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (2012)
  • Shelter (Ensemble Signal) (2013)

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