Bang on a Can

Open Call for Submissions from Bang on a Can

Bang on a Can is dedicated to making music new.  Since its first Marathon concert in 1987, Bang on a Can has been creating an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found.

Current projects include the annual Bang on a Can Marathon; The People's Commissioning Fund, a membership program to commission emerging composers; the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who tour to major festivals and concert venues around the world every year; recording projects; the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - a professional development program for young composers and performers led by today’s pioneers of experimental music; Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can’s extreme street band that offers mobile performances re-contextualizing unusual music; Found Sound Nation, a new technology-based musical outreach program now partnering with the State Department of the United States of America to create OneBeat, a revolutionary, post-political residency program that uses music to bridge the gulf between young American musicians and young musicians from around the world; cross-disciplinary collaborations and projects with DJs, visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and more.

Bang on a Can is on the lookout for the newest and most adventurous new music from around the world. We are looking for music for the Bang on a Can Marathon, People's Commissioning Fund, and other concerts. Instrumentation can be for small ensembles, composer-performers, our ensembles—the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Asphalt Orchestra—or any other instrumentation.

Please send CDs (no scores). Include the name of the work, its instrumentation and duration, the name(s) of the performer(s) and the composer's name, address, phone number, and email address.

Due to the large volume of submissions we receive, we cannot return them. If we choose your material, we will contact you.

Please send your submission to the following address:

"Open Call for Music"
Bang on a Can
80 Hanson Pl, Suite 701
Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

Open Call is a rolling process. Before every major event that Bang on a Can plans, all open call submissions that have been received are listened to. Feel free to send your material at any point and know that we will listen to everything.