A fairly huge crowd materialized in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center for Bang on a Can's twelve-hour new-music marathon, the inaugural event in this year's River to River Festival. Suffering from a summer cold and middle age, I made it through only the first five and a half hours, and missed, with much regret, Stockhausen at sunrise. Steve Smith has the full report; see also Justin Levine, Lauren Cartelli, Darcy James Argue, Bruce Hodges, and Brooklyn Vegan (with photos of the mosh-pit moment). More shots below.
Looking from the back of the space toward the stage, the bluish area on the far right.
Bang co-founder David Lang holds forth.
Lisa Moore plays Annie Gosfield with flourish.
Owen Pallett and Evan Ziporyn.
Some T-shirts seen in the très hip crowd: "Dissent is patriotic," "Please God fuck my mind for good," "Sasquatch," and, of course, "Mostly Mozart."