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Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a Can All-Stars have a simple mission: to give the most persuasive and exciting performances of the most genre-defying music in the world.

From uptown to downtown, this electric chamber ensemble from New York combine the punch of a rock band and the precision of a chamber ensemble, shifting moods and styles effortlessly in original compositions and fresh takes on established works. With an eclectic line-up of clarinets, cello, piano and keyboards, electric guitar, bass, percussion and drums, they blur the lines between classical and pop.

Formed by leading New York composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, this ever-evolving collective walk the creative edges of the music world, as comfortable in back alley clubs as they are in Carnegie Hall and the Barbican Centre. Their adventurous approach and inventiveness has led to collaborations with Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Philip Glass and many others.

Experience the best rock band in classical music in their first-ever Perth concerts.

CELLO Ashley Bathgate BASS Robert Black PIANO Vicky Chow PERCUSSION David Cossin ELECTRIC GUITAR Mark Stewart CLARINETS Evan Ziporyn

Bang on a Can All-Stars present new music the way it should be presented - with passion, precision, dynamism, stylistic authority and a welcoming informality. NEWSDAY

Image: Marco Pieri

Steve Reich's 2x5
Bang on a Can All-Stars (USA)
Sun 06 Mar 2011

A powerhouse program from the best rock band in classical music more details

Bang on a Can All-Stars (USA)
Wed 02 Mar 2011

The individual All-Stars go solo in a special outdoor performance more details

Music for Airports
Bang on a Can All-Stars (USA)
Fri 04 Mar 2011

Experience the soothing sounds and sumptuous arrangement of a Brian Eno classic more details