This show began by focusing on big bands, and then smaller ensembles, led by drummers. We listened to their solos in preparation for the tail end of the show, when duos between drummers and other instrumentalists were heard. Finally, the drum set was highlighted by the solo playing of luminaries like Andrew Cyrille, Milford Graves, and Newman Taylor Baker.
Music from composers who are part of the upcoming Bang on a Can Marathon, which runs from 11am to midnight at the World Financial Center on June 19th. Information and schedule at http://bangonacan.org/marathon/schedule.
An exploration into "Language ,as a music" on the third installment of "The Philosophical Strain in American Postwar Music", a collaboration between WKCR and Benjamin Boretz, founder of Open Space, Perspectives of New Music, and instructor at Bard College.