February 15, 2015
Doors at 1:00 pm
Show at 2:00 pm
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
STG Presents Bang on a Can Marathon at The Moore Theatre on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in partnership with On the Boards.
Seattle’s Jherek Bischoff joins the BANG ON A CAN MARATHON concert as co-curator, adding to what is already one of the most diverse, exciting music events in the world.The marathon is one of the world’s most unique intended collisions of new musical styles and ideas.
Marathon 2007, which marked the 20th year of this iconic New York concert event, clocked in at 27 hours and 10 minutes of continuous live music, presented for free at the World Financial Center Winter Garden with the River-to-River Festival. Marathon 2011 came in at the more standard13-hour mark. Throughout each of these ear-bending extravaganzas, 5,000 +people saw and heard an impossible range of innovative musicians and composers including a group of nine bagpipers descending the stairs in a new work by Julia Wolfe; the layered sound and video of indie-rock phenoms The Books, and post-rock superstars Tortoise; the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing Brian Eno's Music for Airports at midnight, plus sets with Philip Glass. "Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage," Vanity Fair wrote."There are other places to hear new contemporary music, but it is seldom offered with such a potent blend of intensity, authority, and abandon."
What links the marathons are the range and diversity of radical new music, the passion and intensity of the performances, and the enthusiastic response of abroad listening public. BANG ON A CAN operates on the notion that marathon concerts help to build the world in which we want to live, in which new ideas have meaning and new voices are heard.