I went out of town for the weekend and missed the undoubted excitement of the Bang on a Can marathon. Fortunately, the event can be experienced vicariously through Steve Smith's Times review and Darcy James Argue's comprehensive live-blogging coverage, which includes two sets of pictures. Feast of Music was also there for the long haul. Notice a choice detail in Steve's piece: no fewer than four hundred people were present for a 5 A.M. performance of Music for 18 Musicians by the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble (for more on that gifted group, go here and here). See also Pitchfork, The Ultravisitor, Anastasia Tsioulcas, and Bruce Hodges. Ultravisitor stopped by for the Reich after making the rounds of the bars, which gives me an idea for a new concert series: After-Hours Classics, with free bottled water.