David Lang’s music now playable on Rock Band

Get a load of this bit of weekend trivia:

According to Amanda Ameer’s blog over at the ArtsJournal, several works by the Bang on a All-Stars are now available for download for at-home Rock Band “rocking”. Works include David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing, Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare, and Evan Ziporyn’s Shadowbang (Head). Julia Wolfe’s Believing will also be available soon. To quote Amanda:

Alex Rigopulos and Harmonix co-founder Eran Egozy were actually Evan Ziporyn’s students at MIT in the early and mid 90s . . . Evan remains a faculty member at MIT today. The “Rock Band Network” just launched, which allows artists to submit music to Rock Band for XBOX via the web, so the Bang on a Can All-Stars went into the studio and recorded 4 pieces!

Bottom line is: I can’t wait to try out my Rock Band/Guitar Hero chops on Evan Ziporyn’s Shadowbang. Let’s rock and roll.

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