Bang On A Can launches new 3-day LONG PLAY music festival on April 29

Bang on a Can announces the launch of LONG PLAY, a new three-day music festival. Originally slated for May 2020, Long Play will premiere Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Along with dozens of concerts, LONG PLAY also features a dense network of pioneering music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Roulette, Public Records, Littlefield, Marc Morris Dance Center, The Center for Fiction, outdoor events at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, and more. Festival passes and more venue information will be available February 8, 2022 at

Co-Founders and Artistic Directors of Bang on a Can Michael Gordon, David Langand Julia Wolfsay of the new festival:

“Right now – this minute – is an incredible time to love music. Musicians and listeners from all corners of the music world are pushing their boundaries, questioning their roots, searching and stretching for the new. There has never been a time when music contained so much innovation and diversity, so much boldness and courage. And we want to show you all of this. With the creation of LONG PLAY, we present more genres of musicians, playing more kinds of music, bending more kinds of minds. LONG PLAY expands and expands our reach and reach, and brings more new faces to the stage than ever before. That’s a lot of music!”

Fueled by more than three decades of marathon concerts, the LOUD Weekend Festival at MASS MoCA, countless world tours and staged productions, Bang on a Can’s LONG PLAY is a supercharged journey right now – for musicians and audiences alike. .

LONG PLAY Highlights (additional artists and more details to be announced):

Anthony Braxton: Bagpipe compositions performed by Matthew Welch

Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen, performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Julien Wacher.

Ashley Bathgate: ASH, music by the collective Sleeping Giant

Attacca Quartet


Brandon Lopez

Brian Eno: Music for Airports, performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Brooklyn Youth Choir

Craig Harris

David Lang: death speaks with Shara Nova

DeForrest Brown, Jr. (speaker music)

Dithering & Lee Ranaldo perform Hurricane Transcriptions plus new works by Aeryn Santillan, Amirtha Kidambi, inti figgis-vizueta and Nate Wooley

Eddy Kwon

Eliane Radigue: L’ile re-sonante, performed by Nate Wooley with sound projections by Michael Pisaro

Innov Gnaoua


Jenny Lin as Galina Ustvolskaya

Joan La Barbara: ad astra…for cellist who sings performed by Iva Casian-Lakos

John Luther Adams: Strange and Sacred Noise, performed by Left Edge Percussion and Southern Oregon University

Percussion ensemble

Julia Wolf: String quartets performed by ETHEL

Khaki King

Kelly Moran

Moving Pan by Kendall Williams

Kinds of ~Nois: ~Nois Saxophone Quartet plays music from Kinds of Kings

Kris Davis and Dave Holland

Lee Ranaldo


Michael Gordon: Timber, performed by Mantra Percussion

Michael Pisaro: Ricefall, performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble.

Nick Dunston’s Spider Season

Nicole Mitchell

Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas play The World of Captain Beefheart

Ornette Expressions/Denardo Coleman with Jamaaldeen Tacuma, Jason Moran, Lee Odom, Wallace Rhoney Jr and

special guest James Blood Ulmer will perform Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come with Bang on a Can Orchestra, conducted by Awadagin Pratt. Contributing composers include Nick Dunston, Craig Harris, Nicole Mitchell, carman mooreDavid Sanford

Phong Tran

Quo Vadis presents: Russell EL Butler, Cienfuegos, Via App

Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille + Special guest Marc Cary

Robert Ashley: “The Backyard” from Perfect Lives performed by Matmos

Soo Yeon Lyuh

Sun Ra Arkestra (also performing on February 17 as part of Carnegie Hall‘s Afrofuturism Festival!)

Terry Riley: In C performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests

Titus Underwood

Tristan Perich

Vijay Iyer

Zoe Keating

and more!

Additional details and artists to come.

Gerald R. Schneider