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 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.
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.
Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille kick it oldschool, with no attitude and plenty of chops.
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 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.
Percussionist David Cossin playing Steve Martland. (Photo by Christine Maurus)
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.