Alternate Title Long Play
Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The work of influential composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman was radically ahead of its time, and his innovations continue to reverberate through all musical genres, and beyond. In 1961, John Coltrane said that the 12 minutes he had spent on stage with Coleman amounted to “the most intense moment of my life.” Bang on a Can, a home for experimental musicians from around the world since 1987, had their own mind-opening opportunity to work closely with Ornette Coleman—commissioning him, performing with him, touring with him.