As the COVID pandemic shut down live music in spring 2020, Bang on a Can quickly pivoted to a series of LIVE Online Marathons. And musicians responded with the extraordinary creativity we’ve come to expect; many came to this medium with streaming skills and experience, but many more had to reinvent their relationship to live music. So did we! The learning curve was steep, but we think the great solos that resulted will be a powerful memorial to this moment and time. And the pieces themselves will enter the repertoire for all time. With dozens of world premiere commissions and nearly 150 performances from May 3 onward, we kept live music in front of the fans and we engaged in dialogue with players and composers throughout. We’d like to share those performances and conversations with you now!

So please find below a playlist of the artists arranged alphabetically by first name (who needs formality during a global pandemic?) The conversations, the music, the world premieres – it’s been quite a ride. And if you feel so inclined, we could use your support to keep these presentations and ALL our programs going. Buckle up and enjoy!



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We’d love to list you! For $25 or more, we’ll put your name on the Marathon 2020 website as Ticket Buyer. It’s that easy. Buy a ticket, be a supporter.

$100 and above

Receive the above and reserved seating! Okay, that’s silly. You can sit wherever you want. BUT $100 and above makes you a donor, not just a ticket buyer, and you can get a tax deduction and name on the Marathon website as a PRODUCER! Because you helped us produce the show, and that’s really, really important.

$1,500 – Commissions!

This is a very special category indeed. We are going to try to commission as many pieces as we can over the next few months, before we can all settle into a venue together to hear music together. So…for each $1,500 gift, we will apply the funds in equal parts to the composer, to the performer and to the Marathon fund that keeps this all going. If you want to know more about these commissions, just send an email to Tim Thomas, [email protected]. Or, when you give $1,500, we’ll contact YOU with info on your composer and when the piece will be premiered. You will also receive a signed score from the composer and our undying gratitude.


Bang on a Can is grateful for the support of these crucial funders:




Bang on a Can’s 2022 programs are made possible with generous lead support from: Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Amphion Foundation, ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation, Atlantic Records, Daniel Baldini, Stephen A. Block, Bishop Fund, Jeffrey Calman, Charina Endowment Fund, City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, A, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jaffe Family Foundation, Alan Kifferstein & Joan Finkelstein, Michael Kushner, Leslie Lassiter, Herb Leventer, MAP Fund, Raulee Marcus, MASS MoCA, Henry S. McNeil, Jr., Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jeremy Mindich & Amy Smith, Elizabeth Murrell & Gary Haney, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts (with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature), O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Justus & Elizabeth Schlichting, Scopia Capital Management, Matthew Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane & Dick Stewart, Sandra Tait and Hal Foster, David Tochen & Mary Beth Schiffman, The Family of Cece Wasserman, Williamson Foundation for Music, Adam Wolfensohn & Jennifer Small, and Wolfensohn Family Foundation.

Bang on a Can’s Board of Directors: Michael Kushner, president; Sandra Tait, vice-president; Alan Kifferstein, Treasurer; Robert A. Skirnick, secretary. Betto Arcos, Daniel Baldini, Jeffrey Bishop, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Calman, Michael Gordon, Lynette Jaffe, David Lang, Leslie Lassiter, George Lewis, Raulee Marcus, Elizabeth Murrell, Jane Stewart, Julia Wolfe, Adam Wolfensohn

Bang on a Can Staff:

Artistic Directors: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
Executive Director: Kenny Savelson
Development Director & OneBeat Oversight: Tim Thomas
Project Manager: Philippa Thompson
Producer: Sruly Lazaros
1Beat Co-Directors: Chris Marianetti, Jeremy Thal, Elena Moon Park
1Beat Managers: Kyla-Rose Smith and Ezra Tenenbaum
Accounts Manager: Brian Petuch
Online Store Manager: Adam Cuthbert
Archive Content Manager: Matt Evans
Assistant Store Manager: Cassie Wieland
Publicity: Jensen Artists

Commissioners of New Work at the live online Bang on a Can Online Marathons include: Alan Baker, Alan Lewine, Alvin Lucier, Anonymous, Arlene & Larry Dunn, ASCAP Foundation, Beth Robinson, Charles Reade, Connie Steensma & Richard Prins, Dave Lake & Linda Wright, David Tochen & Mary Beth Schiffman, Carl Meier Family, George Lewis, Gordon Nicol, Herb Leventer, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jack Homer & Emily Hartzog, Jane & Dick Stewart, Jani Narvefeffer, John Driscoll, Lawrence Greenfield, Lisa Bauso & Joe Rojas, Liz & Greg Lutz and Pamela Drexel, Margaret Cullum, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Meredith Monk, Michael Kushner, Oscar Gerardo, Raulee Marcus, Richard Ferrante, Rob Mason and RPM Commissioning Fund, Robert Bielecki Foundation, Russ Irwin, Stephen Block

Support of the Marathon Performers comes from the Williamson Foundation for Music. Support of Composers/Commissions comes from the ASCAP Foundation. Both funders have been key supporters of our Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, which we look forward to in 2021!

Marathon 2020-21 producers at $100 and Above: Robert Abrams, Daria & Jay Ague, Eric Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum & Stan Allen, Eric Anderson, Victoria Aschheim, Alan Baker, Katherine Barton, Lisa Bauso & Joe Rojas-Burke, Carolyn Beck, Catherine Benoit, Richard Bentley, Mary & Sheldon Berlow, Robert Bielecki, Roslyn Biskin, Gina Biver, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Bishop, Susan Boiko, Bill Bragin, Jeffrey Brooks & Maura Bosch, Donald Brenneis, Elizabeth Brown, Kurt Brown, Ty Burr, Jeffrey Calman, Kathryn Camicia, Ashley Capps, Betsy Carroll, David Chase, Jennifer Choi, Galen Chuang, Mark Cohen, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Julie Courtney, Madeleine Crouch, Roberta Cummings, Richard Cummings, Aaron Cutler, Phil D’Elia, Werner deFoe, Steven & Karen DeGennaro, Paul Dellevigne, Nina Di Leo, Robert Dickerson, Yun Du, Lynn Easley, Amy Zell Ellsworth, Christopher Evans, David Falconer, William Falls, Neil Feldman, Julia Fought, Richard Frank, Judith Friedman, Christine Garapic, Katie Geissinger, Philip George, Oscar Gerardo, Daniel Glidden, Peter and Celia Gourevitch-Falicov, Diane Guvenis, Karen Halvorson, Ann Hamilton, Adrienne Harris, Guy Hedreen, Ross Hill, Logan Holmes, Jake Holmes, Karen Holtzman, Bernard and Marilyn Horowitz, Zona Hostetler, JC & Nancy Hotchkiss, Linda Hutchins, JP Jenks, Carl Johnson, Bronwen Jones, Kris Kaiser, Gary Karr, Kent Karnofski, Gary Karr, Kevin Kennefick, Sue Killam, Christine Kim, Klimchak Music, Jason Knutson, Charles Koci, Alice Kornhauser, Richard Kuczkowski & Mia Leo, Lisa Kuneman and Chris Zappala, William Kurtzer, Linda Kussisito, Robert Kyr, David Lake, Robin Lakes, Alexandra LaMond, James Lampe, Jack Lampl, Daniel Lang, Lisa Lang,  Michele Lerner, Scott Lescher, Tommy Lind, Carla Lord, Selma Lotenberg, Addison MacDonald, William Macholdt, Steven Marsh, Paula Matthusen, Sean McCain, John McDonald, James McElwee, Ruth Meier, Christopher Michel, Jeremy Mindich, Ruben Naeff, Cooper Neil, Julia Nelson, Ken Nielsen, Jeremy Newberger, L J Newman, Ken Nielsen, Bruce Oltman, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Luis Orozco, Steve Paxton, Elizabeth Peyton, Doug Perkins, Scott Pollard, Patricia Raley, Vyjayanthi Rao, Rachel Reichman, Sara Renar, Mark Robbins, James Rosenfield, Norman D. Ryan, Karen Sander, Tim Savinar, Marilyn Scannell, Kathleen Scharf, Diane Schelp, Ursel Schlicht, Justus Schlichting, Cis and Jim Serling, Arlene Shechet, Jacob Shenker, Abby Sher, Hubertus Siegert, Clark Silcox, Valerie Smith, Mark Solomon, James Staley, Alan Stanbridge, Tom Steenland, Joel Stein, Dava Stravinsky, Robert Stein, April Stewart Klausner, Dava Stravinsky, Diana & Mike Sworakowski, Michael Thomson, Torin & Patricia Thurston, Jill & Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Emily Todd, Cia Toscanini, Vince Tseng, Debra Vilinsky, Andrew Wallach, Adam Watkins, Claire Weisz, Curtis Wenzel, Harry White, Vina Williams, Scott Wollschleger, Andrew Flora Wong, William Worn, Bonnie Wright, Bora Yoon, Peter Zirnite

And thank you to our Ticket Buyers at $25 and above: Mark Adams, Joseph Adelaars, Christopher Adler, Angelo Aiello, Geoffrey Albert, James Alexander, Laura Alexander, Peter Allen, Simon Allen, Jim Allen, Jim Alexander, Laura Alexander, Peter Allen, Lisa Allison, Abiud Amaro Diaz, Lisa Allison, Charles Amirkhanian, Dorothea Anderson, Miles Anderson, Nancy Anderson, Marc Andren, Bryan Archer, Rita Asch, Heidi Asundi, Arthur Baer, Richard Baitz,  Stevie Ball, Lawrence Banks, Robert Barber, Jonas Barciauskas, David Barker-Plummer, Joan Baron, Steve Bartek, Julian Barthold, Sharah Bassard, Ellizabeth Bassemir, Carolyn Beck, Mark Beiderbecke, Leonard Belasco, Mary Berlow, Andrea Berne, Ian Berry, Paige and Tom Bevis, Anaj Bhutani, Mary Biedebach, Erik Bieder, Ted Bietz, Larry Birstock, Roslyn Biskin, Gina Biver, Mark Blackman, Larry Blatecky, Ryan Blum, Eva Boeker, Fred Bogin, Drew Boles, Erica Booker, Mark Borg, Julie Borst, Maura Bosch, Teddy Dean Boys, Louise Bozorth, Tom Braden, Bill Bragin, Margit Brand, Emanuele Breda, Tim Brennan, Janice Brenner, John Bresina, Monique Briggs, Susan Brilliant, Lisa Brinker, Scott Brinkerhoff, Delisa Brown-Guc, Joey Brown, Neely Bruce, Jon Brunelle, Pat Bruns, Diane Bryson, Pamela Buchholz, Greta Buck-Rodriguez, Gordana Buhac, Patricia Burgess, Pat Burkhard, Sharon Burklund, Christy Burns, Dirk Buhrmann, Ty Burr, Bruce Bush, Mickey Butts, Madelyn Byrne, Vicki Cabot, Nancy Cadet, Colin Cahill, Leslie Cardell, Robert Carley, Annette Carlozzi, Omar Carmenates, Brian Carpenter, Elizabeth Carroll, Joseph Carroll, Frederick Casey, Jody Cassell, Luigi Castiglioni, Thomas Catlaw, Daniel Chandler, Erin Chang, Charles Chapman, Aaron Chappell, Carlton Chase, David Chase, Roger Chase, Paul Chavez, Barrie Chercover, Steve Child, Young Soon Cho Jaquet, Tom Choi, Cameron Christensen, Laura Christensen, Galen Chuang, Ty Citerman, Susan Clark, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Peter Cohen, John Coldwell, Ashley Collins, Matt Comeione, Jerrold Cooper, Martha Cooper, Rachel Cooper, Heidi Coplin, Humberto Cordaro, Ashley Collins, Tom Corrado, Mary Cosgrove, Lindsay Coughtry, Mitzi Cowell, Rick Cox, Robin Crabill, Cooper Crain, Ian Crane, Tony Creamer, Jane Crooks, Jason Crimmins, Madeleine Crouch, David Crowell, Chad Crume, Rodney Crumrine, Rick Cummings, Karen Cummings, Joseph Currie, Corey Curtis, Aaron Cutler, Mainani da Silva, Susan Dadian, Gregory Darms, Michael Daugherty, Kim Davies, Sheila Davies Sumner, Nathan Davis, Pamela Davis, Romie de Guise-Langlois, Winifred De Palma, Jefferson De Lisio, Paul Dellevigne, Paul Demosthenes, Katharine DeShaw, Patricia Deuter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Nina Di Leo, Robert Dickerson, Fiona Digney, Deborah Dimasi, Thomas Dolan, Serena Delinsky, Sean Donovan, Jean Dowdall,  Elizabeth Drake, Andrew Drannon, Sarah Dranoff, Pamela Drexel, David Drexler, John Driscoll, Janice Driesbach, Matt Dudack, Dana Duff, Carol Dunahoo, Sherilyn Dunklau, Gillian Dunn, Patricia Dunn, Lynn Easley, Christopher Eckdahl, Elaine Edelman, Peter Eichen, Diane Eisenstat, Daniel Elias, Margaret Elliot, Rachel Elson, Stephen Engelmann, Janeil Engelstad, Mark Enslin, Paul Epstein, Nancy Erber, Lynette Errante, Matthew Evangelista, Mike Evers, Mike Evers, Gabriel Fadal, Michael Fagan, Margery Fain, Ted and Leila Falk, William Falls, Ralph Farris, Susan Feder, David Feld, Susan Feldman, Alan Feller, David Felton, Richard Ferrante, Melissa Ferreira, Michael Fiday, Thomas Field, Chris Fielder, James Findlay, Janet Fink, Kelly Fitz, Martin Fleisher, Daniel Fleszar, Damian Formoso, Donald Fortescue, Antonio Fortin, Philip Foster, Alice Fox, Daniel Fox, Verena Foxx, Pamela Frame, Peter Frandsen, Richard Frank, Susan Frankel, Michael Frankhuizen, Phylis Franklin, Tovia Freedman, Ilene Furgang, Sol Gaitan, Kaja Gam, Ariana Garber, Sandra Garner, Harold Garrett-Goodyear, Rex Gaskins, Alan Gaynor, Katie Geissinger, Katie Geissinger, Andra Georges, Ruth Geos, Monica Germino, Ron Gianola, Rachel Gibson, Nancy Ginter, David Gladstein, Neil Glassman, Rose Gonzalez, Brian Good, Janet & Beth Goodell-Scannell, Matthew Gordon, Jack Gorman, David Gorsline, Robert Gould, Thomas Granvold, David Graves, Abner Greene, Wade Greene, Judd Greenstein, Arwen Griffith, Gareth Griffiths, Cheri Grinnell, Sue Gronewold, Augusta Gross, Robert Grubbs, Dave Grzyb, Rhoda Gubernick, John Guppy, Donald Haig, Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Rachel Hands, Bob Harberts, Elliot Harmon, Brian Harris, Kathleen Harris, Michael Harrison, David Harlan, Elliot Harmon, Kathleen Harris, Steven Hart, Susan Hartzell, Anne Hege, Charles Hendrick, George Henik, Jerome Hentsch, Juan Herrera, Barbara Hertel, Orit Hilewicz, Christopher Hill, Christopher Hill, Lance Hodes, Richard Hoffman, Schuyler Hoffman, Vicki Holcomb, James Holt, Jeaninne Honstein, Robert Honstein, Susan Horowitz, Stephen Horton, JC Hotchkiss, Peter Houk, Robert Howell, Philipp Hullmann, Jon Hurd, Bryan Huttenhower, Mark Irwin, Ava Jacobi, Scott Jackson, Risa Jaroslow, Kelly Jarrett, Alan Jenkins, Sarah Jesudason, Carla E. Jimenez, Carl Johnson, Donald Johnson, Brooke Johnson, Carl Johnson, Christina Johnson, Alexander Johnston, Zoe Johnstone, Mary Margaret Jones, John Jowett, Molly Joyce, Arnold Kalmbach, Kent Karnofski, Tom Kanthak, Lisa Kaplan, James Karela,  Melanie Kasten-Krause, Pavel Katsev, Shinji Kawamoto, Debra Kaye, Robert Kearney, Terry Kearns, Cheryl Keepers, Tracy Kellmer, Daniel Kelman, Dawna Kemper, Clement Kent, Richard Kent, David Keogh, Paul Kerekes, Sue Killam, Isabel Kim, Byron Kim, Dave King, John King, Pamela Kivelson, Robert Klavas, Guy & Jan Klucevsek, Elizabeth Knowles-O’Hare, Stephen Kolderup, Jamey Kollar, Tim Konolige, Rosalie Kornblau, Axel Kraus, Thomas Kriegsman, Tracy Kukkonen, Paricia Kulawiak, Dik Lampen, Jodie Landau, Lisa Lang, Dan Langa, Daniel Lang, Dan Langa, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Gary Larson, Tom Law, Sarah Lazin, Pascal Le Boeuf, Julie Lees, Herb Leventer, Marsha Levin-Rojer, Andy Levine, Renee Levine Packer, Mark Lewin, Harold Lichtin, David Lieberman, George Liebert, Kirsten Lies-Warfield, Leah Lievrouw, Tommy LInd, Wendy Lindbergh, Denise Loggins, Jane Lombard, Terry Longshore, Jose Alonso Lopez Romo, Carla Lord, Selene Ma, David MacDonald, Colin MacDonald, Thomas Mack, Edward MacKay, Mary Madigan, Elizabeth Majerus, George Mallis, Don Mankin, Anne-Marie Markan, Ross Marshall, Alexandra Martinez, Bill Mascioli, John Mastarone, Melissa Mazzoli, Laurie McCants, David McGuire, David McGuire, Maureen McLane, Rohana McLaughlin, Craig McNutt, Ruth Meier, Lynne Metty, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey Mills, Linda Milstein, Patrick Miqueu, Ruth Miller, Paula Mlyn, Andrea Moed, Sarah Monahan, Ryan Moran, Gayle Morgan, Elizabeth Morrison, Marilyn Munsterman, Sean Murphy, Thomas Myernick, Ben Nathanson, Cooper Neil, Thomas Neiman, Tobin Nellhaus, Russell Nelson, Brandon Neubauer, Cynthia Nicely, Mark Niedermier, Michael Niemann, Robert Nirkind, Eleanor Nussbaum, James O’Donnell, Peter O’Gorman, Barbara Okishoff, Rick O’Neal, John O’Shaughnessy, John O’Toole, John Ochsendorf, Selma Odom, Takuya Oi, David Oppenheimer, Michael Organ, Nicholas Osborn, Charles Outhier, Jules Painchaud, Stephanie Palmer, Mark Palmgren, Isabelle Pannetonh, Mindy Paquin, Elaine Pardoe, Gemma Park, Helen Park, Francis Patrick, Yves Perrier, Roger Phillips, Miriam Pierce, Day Piercy, Janice Pilch, Diana Pinto, Alli Poirot, James Poke, Scott Pollard, Berno Odo Polzer, Claudia Portogallo, Aliki Potiris, Kristin Pulkkinen, Timothy Quinn, Sue & Mike Radlauer, Dean Rainey, Patricia Raley, Monika Rammelt, Brendon Randall-Myers, Namira Rasman, Jennifer Reddy, Jeanee Redmond, Rachel Reichman, Linda Reinisch, Marja Rexwinkel, Zach Rice, Michael Roach, Meghan Robertson-Labbee, Phyllis Robinson, Rogerio Rodrigues,  Sara Ronar, James Rosenfield, Randy Rosso, Marina Rothman, Jay Rozen, Nancy Ruppenthal, Lite Sabin, John Sagan, Jeanne Saier, Frank Sakalinis, Paul Salinger, Anita Salustro, James Sanford, Nathan Schimke, Elia Schoomer, Ursel Schlicht, Janet Schreiber, Gabriel Schuyler, Collette Sell, David Senie, Daryl Shawn, Richard Shaw, Pi-Hsun Shih, Irene Sieben, Jason Sigal, Steve Silberman, Kate Simmons, Barbara Simms, Joseph Simonetti, Barry Simon, Debra Simon, Dutcher Snedeker, Emily Socolov, Alisa Solomon, Eva Soltes, Justin Sowa, Sergio Spedo, Kathy Stackhouse, Douglas Stapleton, Peter Stastny, Naomi Stein, Peter Stepek, Kathryn Stewart, Ron Story, Jill Strominger, David Suisman, Jameson Swanagon, Steven Swartz, Mazz Swift, Diana Sworakowski, Dobrinka T., Irene Talbott, Donna Tapper, Naomi Tarantal, Peter and Janann Taylor, Sarah Teitler, Chris Theofanidis, James Thirlwell, Doug Thomas, Jean & Jim Thomas, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Marika Tjelios, Ola Torstensson, Cia Toscanini, Jonathan Tregear, Chris Trivell, Michael Tucker, Stan Tymorek, Jose Uribe, Jacqui Uys, Hans van Bemmelen, Henk van den Brink, Kees van Prooijen, Halla Thorsteinsdottir, Ola Torstensson, Irene Trudel, Stan Tymorek, Mark Unverzagt, Hans van Bemmelen, Daniel Van Hassel, Matthew Vernon, Anton Vishio, Alexandra Walcott, Stuart Walsman, Joel Walfish, Andrew Walker, Debbie Walker, Kelly Walker, Adam Walter, Stephen Want, Joseph Ward, Sara Washington, Philip Webb, David Weiner, Jonathan Weinert, David Weller, Rebecca Weller, Brad Wells, C. Alex Wells, William Wells, Martha Westerdahl, Linda Westrick, Christopher White, LJ White, Audrey Williams, Ralph Wilson, Timothy Wilson, Jane Winter, Eric Winter, Jocelyn Wolfe, Flora Wong, William Worn, Bonnie Wright, Anna Wyss, Anna Wyss, Lynn Yellen, Netta Yerushalmy, Bora Yoon, Scott Yost, Tanya Young, David Young, Pamela Z, Stacia Zabusky, Jonas Zimmermann, Judith Zissman