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Big Beautiful Dark And Scary / Bang On A Can All Stars

Wolfe / Lang / Bang On A Can All-stars / Bathgate
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Cantaloupe   Catalog #: 21074  
Composer:  Conlon NancarrowJulia WolfeDavid LongstrethDavid Lang,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Bang on a Can All-Stars have recorded their first studio album in five years; the first to include the All-Stars' current line-up: Ashley Bathgate, cello; Robert Black, bass; Vicky Chow, piano; David Cossin, percussion; Mark Stewart, electric guitar; and Evan Ziporyn, clarinets.

With Big Beautiful Dark and Scary, the Bang on a Can All-Stars show off their blazing speed, polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility in a return to the core Bang on a Can sound - an uncategorizable supermix of classical and electric instruments that is part classical ensemble, part rock band, and part jazz sextet. The album is the first in a decade that features the All-Stars exclusively, rather than as part of a collaborative project.
Read more Each of the pieces on the double-CD calls upon a different kind of virtuosity, demonstrating the range of musical abilities and experiences arguably unique to this ensemble. Recorded in New York City, all of the music on Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (including the arrangements of the works by Conlon Nancarrow) were written for and premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Study for Player Piano no 3c by Conlon Nancarrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Mexico 
2.
Study for Player Piano no 3a by Conlon Nancarrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Mexico 
3.
Study for Player Piano no 2a by Conlon Nancarrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1949; Mexico 
4.
Study for Player Piano no 11 by Conlon Nancarrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1960; Mexico 
5.
Big Beautiful Dark and Scary by Julia Wolfe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2002 
6.
Instructional Video by David Longstreth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
7.
Matt Damon by David Longstreth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
8.
Breakfast at J&M by David Longstreth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
9.
Sunray by David Lang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
10.
Life by Louis Andriessen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
11.
Music From Shadowbang by Evan Ziporyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
12.
For Madeline by Michael Gordon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
13.
Ridgeway by Kate Moore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can

Sound Samples

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
sunray
For Medeline: For Madeline
Music from Shadowbang: No. 1. Angkat
Music from Shadowbang: No. 2. Ocean
Music from Shadowbang: No. 3. Meditasi, Head
Instructional Video
Matt Damon
Breakfast at J&M
Four Player Piano Studies (arr. E. Ziporyn): Study No. 2a
Four Player Piano Studies (arr. E. Ziporyn): Study No. 3a
Four Player Piano Studies (arr. E. Ziporyn): Study No. 3c
Four Player Piano Studies (arr. E. Ziporyn): Study No. 11
Life: I. Wind
Life: II. Couple
Life: III. In the distance
Life: IV. Light
Ridgeway

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