Artists

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is an American composer and a co-founder of Bang on a Can. His music is associated with the genres of totalism and post-minimalism. Gordon's music has been presented at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, The Kitchen, the Kölner Philharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, the Bonn Oper, and the Jewish Museum in Vienna. He has contributed music to accompany the choreography of Pina Baush, Wayne McGregor/Random Dance and the Royal Ballet, and has been a featured artist in the repertoires of Ensemble Modern, Alarm Will Sound, and Kronos Quartet. Recent commissions include works for the LA Philharmonic, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Paul Hillier and Theater of Voices, The Dublin Guitar Quartet, and What To Wear, an opera written in collaboration with Richard Foreman. With filmmaker Bill Morrison and Ridge Theater he has created a series of environmental orchestral works including Decasia for 55 retuned amplified musicians in a multi-media set. In 1997 he worked with playwright Anna Deavere Smith on House Arrest, First Edition, which premiered at the Arena Stage Theater in Washington, DC.