Music For Airports Linda talks with David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, members of the New York music ensemble called Bang on a Can. The group takes important but not very well-known 20th century compositions and tours the nation performing them. They have chosen to recreate Brian Eno's 1978 landmark, proto-ambient recording called "Music for Airports." The music was created using tape loops, piano, and electronic instruments and studio techniques. Bang on a Can has studied this unwritten composition and has recorded it using acoustic instruments and singers. NOT:: The cd "Bang on a Can: Music For Airports" will be available February 24th on Point Music. Bang on a Can will be touring the nation performing this piece at the following venues: March 7 New York City -- Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center March 28 Richmond, VA -- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts April 1 Minneapolis, MN --Walker Arts Center April 2 Chicago, IL -- Orchestra Hall at the Symphony Center April 3 Raleigh-Durham, NC -- Duke Institute for the Arts at Duke University April 4 Nashville, TN -- Langford Hall at Vanderbilt University April 16 Louisville, KY -- Louisville Center for the Arts April 17 Philadelphia, PA -- Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania) (12:30) ((ST
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Music For Airports

Music For Airports

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Linda talks with David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, members of the New York music ensemble called Bang on a Can. The group takes important but not very well-known 20th century compositions and tours the nation performing them. They have chosen to recreate Brian Eno's 1978 landmark, proto-ambient recording called "Music for Airports." The music was created using tape loops, piano, and electronic instruments and studio techniques. Bang on a Can has studied this unwritten composition and has recorded it using acoustic instruments and singers. NOT:: The cd "Bang on a Can: Music For Airports" will be available February 24th on Point Music. Bang on a Can will be touring the nation performing this piece at the following venues: March 7 New York City — Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center March 28 Richmond, VA — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts April 1 Minneapolis, MN —Walker Arts Center April 2 Chicago, IL — Orchestra Hall at the Symphony Center April 3 Raleigh-Durham, NC — Duke Institute for the Arts at Duke University April 4 Nashville, TN — Langford Hall at Vanderbilt University April 16 Louisville, KY — Louisville Center for the Arts April 17 Philadelphia, PA — Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania) (12:30) ((ST