1 SONG, 840 TIMES, FOR AMERICA
● Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
● Hotel Congress, 8:00 AM to MIDNIGHT
● A 16-hour performance of Erik Satie's VEXATIONS
● All proceeds benefit the ACLU of Arizona
This first-of-its-kind performance is open to musicians of all ages and skill levels, and your sponsorship of their efforts will support a great cause!
WHAT IS VEXATIONS?
Vexations is a piece of music written by French composer Erik Satie in 1893. It's only about a minute long, but Satie left a note at the top of the page suggesting that the piece should be played eight-hundred and forty times in a row. That's exactly what we're going to do.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It's like a charity walk-a-thon, but with music instead of miles.
Musicians sign up for a spot in the ensemble to play Vexations as many times as they possibly can. Musician's sponsors make pledges on a per-repetition basis, so the final contribution depends upon how long the performers can keep going!
At the end of the performance, everyone's totals will be tallied and every dime raised will go to the ACLU of Southern Arizona. That's how we do it.
In order to play the theme 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities.
— Eric Satie
Businesses, donors, and friends of ChamberLab! We need a little funding for this show for promotion and concert materials to bring this event off with a BANG. Stuff we need to buy and make includes: online advertising, flyer printing and distribution, signage and other printed material for the concert, and last but not least the giant COUNTER that will display how many repetitions we've played on our way to 840! If you'd like to contribute, please let us know via our contact page. Thank you!