A photo of the setup for Brooklyn Village, last weekend's virtuosically produced Brooklyn Philharmonic program at Roulette. Steve Smith has a report in the New York Times. I plan to write about the orchestra at the end of the season. Last night, I attended a John Cage tribute by So Percussion and Matmos — one of the more entertaining and fulfilling evenings I've had in recent years, not least because Dan Deacon's conceptual piece Take a Deep Breath required me, along with the rest of the audience, to make a hooting, hollering, singing, stamping, and ringtone-playing Carnegie debut. (The score explicitly called for the participation of "press," so critics were unable to recuse themselves.) For the record, I played a Music for 18 Musicians ringtone and sang "Shallow Brown." Fortunately, my singing was inaudible amid the general din. American Mavericks week at Carnegie is off to a riotous start. Note: there's much auxiliary material on WQXR's Q2 channel, including guest-host appearances by Michael Tilson Thomas, Phil Kline, Mary Rowell, and Fred Sherry.