Memory #2: I think it was the first BOAC Marathon at Alice Tully Hall, 1997. I went to the restroom during a break, and when I came back, Icebreaker were already onstage playing Michael Gordon's Trance. I remember being stunned by the mix of minimalism and hardcore riffing, and being unable to take a seat - my memory is that I watched the entire hourlong piece standing in the aisle, transfixed.
Bill Bragin