Scenes from a marathon

Ethel String Quartet and Lionheart performing the otherworldly "John the Revelator" by Phil Kline. (All photos by SPM except as noted. All rights reserved.)

Ethel String Quartet and Lionheart performing the otherworldly John the Revelator by Phil Kline. (All photos by SPM except as noted. All rights reserved.)

Ryuichi plays with reflections as he takes the podium to lead the Bang on a Can All-Stars. (Photo by CMM)

Ryuichi Sakamoto plays with reflections as he takes the podium to lead the Bang on a Can All-Stars. (Photo by Christine Maurus)

Sakamoto at the piano, performing an untitled solo piece.

Sakamoto at the piano, performing an untitled solo piece.

The Bang on a Can Marathon, held at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in Battery Park City on Sunday was an amazing 12-plus hours of music, leaning more toward the classical side this year.

More photos after the jump.

Bill Frisell riffs as the birds chirp.

Bill Frisell riffs as the birds chirp.

Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille kick it oldschool, with no attitude and plenty of chops.

Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille kick it oldschool, with no attitude and plenty of chops.

Electroacoustic ensemble Victoire.

Electroacoustic ensemble Victoire.

Sandeep Das on tabla, who doesn't read Western musical notation, stayed locked in with his fellow players like pipa master Wu Man. (Photo by CMM)

Sandeep Das on tabla, who doesn't read Western musical notation, stayed locked in with his fellow players like pipa master Wu Man. (Photo by Christine Maurus)

Jeppe Just Christensen, one of the many Danish musicians to participate in the Marathon this year, performs Braun KSM2, for amplified coffee grinders.

Jeppe Just Christensen, one of the many Danish musicians to participate in the Marathon this year, performs Braun KSM2, for amplified coffee grinders.

Percussionist David Cossin (Photo by CMM)

Percussionist David Cossin playing Steve Martland. (Photo by Christine Maurus)

Ken Thomson (Photo by CMM)

Ken Thomson, leader of Ken Thomson's 9-Headed Saxophone Monster. (Photo by Christine Maurus)

Chicago's postrock ensemble Tortoise wrapped up the show with a jazz-inflected performance accompanied by videos.

Chicago's postrock ensemble Tortoise wrapped up the show with a jazz-inflected performance accompanied by videos.

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2 responses to “Scenes from a marathon

  1. Great shots, Steven! Good to see you there…

  2. Pingback: 12 hours of free music at the Bang on a Can Marathon « Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

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