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    Friday, May 07, 2004

    $25,000 Pyramid

    A marimba. An architecturally stunning concert hall. Six bright-eyed musicians from New York City. A celeste. A couple hundred Wesleyan students. A classical piece with many entrancing movements. Circular breathing. An intermission. Throat singing. A crazy old man with a braided white beard. A crazy old man with a braided white beard seated next to you.

    "Things you'd find at a performance of Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guest Terry Riley."

    It was a mesmerizing show. Bang on a Can performed three post-classical, somewhat-jazzy, jarring pieces before Terry Riley got up from his seat next to us and joined the ensemble for a 45-minute rendition of his 1964 piece, In C. We had great seats in the third row. Or if you like, we were in Row C for In C.

    OK. Round 2.

    Homemade bread with carrot spread. Southern fried tofu. Garlic collard greens. Avocado and almond salad with maple-glazed tofu. My fork.

    "Things you'd find on our dinner plates at It's Only Natural Restaurant tonight."