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

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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,...
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. 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.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 28, 2012


  • UPC: 713746307424


  • Catalog Number: CA21074


  • Label: Cantaloupe Music


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Composer: Conlon Nancarrow, David Lang, David Longstreth, Evan Ziporyn, Julia Wolfe, Kate Moore, Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  • Performer: Bang On A Can All-Stars, Bathgate, Black, Chow, Cossin, Stewart, Ziporyn



Works:


  1. Study for Player Piano no 3c

    Composer: Conlon Nancarrow

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  2. Study for Player Piano no 3a

    Composer: Conlon Nancarrow

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  3. Study for Player Piano no 2a

    Composer: Conlon Nancarrow

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  4. Study for Player Piano no 11

    Composer: Conlon Nancarrow

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  5. Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

    Composer: Julia Wolfe

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  6. Instructional Video

    Composer: David Longstreth

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  7. Matt Damon

    Composer: David Longstreth

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  8. Breakfast at J&M

    Composer: David Longstreth

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  9. Sunray

    Composer: David Lang

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  10. Life

    Composer: Louis Andriessen

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  11. Music From Shadowbang

    Composer: Evan Ziporyn

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  12. For Madeline

    Composer: Michael Gordon

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can


  13. Ridgeway

    Composer: Kate Moore

    Ensemble: Bang on a Can