The Marathon concert is the heart and soul of Bang on a Can. The annual Marathon has become one of the most diverse, open and exciting music events in the world. “Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage,” Vanity Fair wrote. “There are other places to hear new contemporary music, but it is seldom offered with such a potent blend of intensity, authority, and abandon.” 

The Hartt Bass Band performed Strong Hold by Julia Wolfe at the 2008 Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City.

Recording of the piece can be found here.