Long Play 2024: Patti Smith, Sam Prekop & John McEntire, Deerhoof, Laurel Halo, more

Bang on a Can have announced the lineup for the 2024 edition of their  Long Play festival, which happens May 3-5 with over 60 concerts at downtown Brooklyn venues all within walking distance of each other, including BAM, Roulette, Public Records, BRIC, Murmrr, Irondale Center for the Arts, and The Center for Fiction, plus outdoor events and more. Festival passes and single-day passes are on sale now.

This year’s lineup includes: the US premiere of Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith Correspondences; the world premiere of Rebekah Heller plays Steve Reich; the live premiere of Bang on a Can All-Stars play Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1996; BlankFor.ms, Jason Moran, Marcus Gilmore Refract; Rob Mazurek/Chad Taylor – Chicago Underground Duo; and Sam Prekop & John McEntire. There are also performances by Deerhoof, Ana Roxanne, Matmos (and Drew Daniel’s The Soft Pink Truth), Marc Ribot, Laurel Halo, Kate NV, claire rousay, Sylvie Courvoisier / Mary HalvorsonEileen Myles, Steve Gunn & Ryan Sawyer Trio, and more.

Say Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe:

We don’t know about you, but personally, ourselves, we need to listen to a lot more music. Right now. People are tense, the world is a mess. We need music’s healing powers, stat. And just as much as the music, we need the community of people around the music – the performers, the composers, the people who come together to hear it all, the people who take the tickets and sell the beer and sweep up after. We need the whole thing, all of us, the whole universe of music lovers who share the same belief – that music has the power to make us whole. Because it does.

Lucky for us, this year’s LONG PLAY festival is overflowing with all different kinds of music and musicians – music that is loud and soft, music that is driving and meditative, music that is for winding up and for winding down. Music that challenges where we have come from and that charts where we are headed. 60 plus concerts of all of this great music, in one long weekend, in multiple venues in Brooklyn, all within walking distance of each other.

Check out the full daily lineups for Long Play 2024 below.


Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith Correspondences (US premiere)
Bang on a Can All-Stars play Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1996 (live premiere)
Ana Roxanne

Jeff Mills Tomorrow Comes the Harvest
BlankFor.ms, Jason Moran, Marcus Gilmore Refract
Ligeti Quartet • Anna Meredith: Nuc (US Premiere)
Alex Weiser/Ben Kaplan, The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language, produced by American Opera Projects
Anna Webber: Shimmer Wince
Arone Dyer
Claire Chase + JACK Quartet play Terry Riley
Claire Chase
David Lang the little match girl passion, performed by Ekmeles
Darius Jones fLuXkit Sextet (US Premiere)
Dither performs Laurie Spiegel’s The Expanding Universe
Ekmeles performs George Lewis and Hannah Kendall
Immanuel Wilkins + Jason Moran
Julia Wolfe Forbidden Love, performed by Sō Percussion
Marc Ribot performs Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid
Mivos Quartet performs the Complete String Quartets of Steve Reich
Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble plays Alex Paxton (US Premiere)
Peter Adriaansz’s Environments, performed by Ensemble Klang (US Premiere)
Qasim Naqvi
Queens College Gamelan Yowana Sari (with Dewa Alit and Talujon)
Rebekah Heller plays Steve Reich (world premiere)
Sylvie Courvoisier / Mary Halvorson Duo

Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians
Kuniko Kato plays Steve Reich Drumming
claire rousay
DoYeon Kim Quartet
Du Yun + OK Miss
Eileen Myles, Steve Gunn and Ryan Sawyer Trio
Éliane Radigue and Carol Robinson: OCCAM HEXA V, performed by Ensemble Klang (NY Premiere)
Hu Vibrational
International Contemporary Ensemble plays Courtney Bryan
Iwo Jedynecki plays Philip Glass Etudes
The Jazz Passengers
Josh Johnson – Unusual Object (NY Premiere)
J. Pavone String Ensemble
Kate NV
Laurel Halo
Ligeti Quartet plays Ligeti String Quartets
Maria Chávez [DJ]
Michael Gordon Rushes
Mivos Quartet plays Ingrid Laubrock, George Lewis, and Henry Threadgill
Rafiq Bhatia with Chris Pattishall
Raw Poetic and Damu the Fudgemunk
Robert Black Tribute Concert: John Luther Adams’ Darkness and Scattered Light
Rob Mazurek/Chad Taylor – Chicago Underground Duo
Sam Prekop and John McEntire
The Soft Pink Truth
William Parker The Blinking of the Ear
Yacouba Sissoko Duo