Asphalt Orchestra, the avant-garde marching band organized by Bang on a Can, makes its debut performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors tonight at 7 o’clock. But if you can’t wait to hear this amazing new band, you can get an advance taste by tuning in to John Schaefer’s Soundcheck show on WNYC-FM (93.9 on the air, or on the web here).
Ken Thomson, a longtime Bang on a Can collaborator and one of Asphalt’s saxophone players, has been rehearsing 8-10 hours a day for tonight’s premiere. Ken, who’s also a driving force behind the band Gutbucket, gave Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? his take on the Asphalt project:
“I’m enjoying this process so much with the band. Great musicians and cool people; working with [choreographer] Susan Marshall is amazing… we’re really psyched to give this a whirl tonight. I really feel like every night will be an adventure. Oh, and for a preview, check us out on Soundcheck!”
Asphalt Orchestra performs from 7-7:30 p.m. nightly through Sunday at various locations around the Lincoln Center campus. Tonight’s show is at Broadway Plaza, the new amphitheater in front of Alice Tully Hall at Broadway and West 65th Street. For locations of all Asphalt Orchestra’s Lincoln Center performances, click here.
Be seeing you!