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Bang on a Can All-Stars Perform Commission by Music Faculty Member Nick Brooke

Feb 18, 2011

The famed electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars premiered a commission composed by faculty member Nick Brooke this month at the Merkin Concert Hall as part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival—a three-month, 14-concert event showcasing collaborations between songwriters, composers, and performers from classical and popular music traditions.

Brooke's piece, "Menace (Sousa Medley)," was inspired by (and incorporates) the music of John Philip Sousa, the famous American composer and conductor known for his military and patriotic marches.

The concert was aired as one of WNYC Radio's New Sound Live Web casts. To hear Brooke's composition, click here (jump to the 10:40 mark).