Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon co-founded Bang on a Can in 1987 with David Lang and Julia Wolfe. In his decades of art-making he has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from large-scale pieces for high-energy ensembles and major orchestral commissions to works conceived specifically for the recording studio and kaleidoscopic works for groups of identical instruments. Gordon’s recent works include Travel Guide to Nicaragua, a concert-length work for chorus and cello; a new chamber version of his opera Acquanetta, “8” for eight cellos, commissioned by the Amsterdam Cello Octet, Big Space, commissioned and presented by the BBC Proms; and three new works for orchestra — Natural History, written for the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ National Parks and premiered at Crater Lake in Oregon. You can find more than a dozen of his records on Cantaloupe Music.