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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2009

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 05, 2009 8:30 am

(photo by Chris Randle courtesy of

PuSh Festival ends with a bang!

Bang on a Can All-Stars presented with The Chan Centre

Feb 8, 2008 at The Chan Centre UBC

Tickets $39/35 @ Ticketmaster: 604 280-3311

“…a full-bore thrill ride of kinetic virtuosity” – Chicago Tribune

Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe are part of a new generation of virtuosic and passionate performers that make new music come alive. When they assembled the Bang on a Can All-Stars in 1992, they had three goals: the group needed to be able to cross musical boundaries, be at home with many styles and technologies, and be great. Part rock band and part amplified chamber group, the ensemble incorporates cello, keyboard, electric guitar, bass, and drums to blur the lines between classical and pop ensembles and give voice to a huge range of musical styles. Each player is completely at home with new music but has lived somewhere else as well—collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, leading a gamelan, backing Mikhail Baryshnikov, touring with Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. The players bring their otherworldly experiences back to their lives with the All-Stars, and their mixing creates an intense, hard rocking approach to performance that no other group can match.

DH Vancouver Staff
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