A second-line parade at Lincoln Center.
Yale Percussion Group performs Xenakis at lunchtime.
Beethoven listens with interest.
Preparations for Persephassa on the lake.
Flutes in the Bethesda Tunnel.
Various people try out a piano supplied as part of Luke Jerram's project Play Me I'm Yours.
Loop 2.4.3 bangs the gongs.
Finally, Persephassa on the Lake. That's the great Steven Schick in the purple shirt above. What surprised and thrilled me was the fullness of the sound as it reverberated against the hills and across the water. Highest praise to Aaron Friedman of Make Music NY for conceiving this supremely unlikely idea and for bringing it off to perfection. Subscribers to the New Yorker can read more about Persephassa in this week's issue: Ben McGrath wrote a Talk of the Town item about the inevitably elaborate preparations. I shot a few rough videos of the day's events, and I'll try to edit them together in some presentable form.