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Bang on a Can

Cheating. Lying. Stealing.

The innovative group Bang on a Can composes and performs pieces that reveal an exciting new hybrid of many musical styles, including rock, classical, folk, world and electronic music. Composer David Lang describes Cheating. Lying. Stealing. as an observation of the darker elements within the human personality. Lessons guide the process for creating a simple story with a beginning, middle and end for a piece of music, exploring vocal sounds that represent a variety of human emotions or traits and learning techniques that help musicians communicate emotions on their instruments. The main theme is Transformation.




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Audio recording performed by Bang on a Can All-stars. Courtesy of David Lang and Bang on a Can. Cheating. Lying. Stealing. CD ©1995.

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