Sunday, May 3rd

more sounds of Charlotte

The United House of Prayer Band, live, Charlotte, N.C., 2012




random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.


reading table

Goodbye to forever now.
Hello to the empty present and.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “No More” (Elegy, 2007)



Bang on a Can Marathon: today, six hours, beginning at 3 p.m. (ET). Meredith Monk, Vijay Iyer, George Lewis, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams, Mary Halvorson, et al. If this turns out to be even half as good as it might be, it’ll be monumental. (In the department of delicious serendipity, I just learned about this, waiting for tea water to boil, here.)