1 SONG, 840 TIMES, FOR THE ACLU

Saturday, December 2nd
8:00 am to midnight
Hotel Congress & Maynards Market

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, ChamberLab will host an historic marathon performance of Erik Satie's Vexations! This event will benefit the ACLU of Arizona.

This 16-hour performance event begins at 8:00 AM at the Hotel Congress, and then marches in grand style across the street to Maynards Market at 10:00 PM, where it continues until midnight. Then we celebrate!

This first-of-its-kind performance is open to musicians of all ages and skill levels, on any instrument, 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 very short, but he left a note at the top of the page suggesting that the piece should be played eight-hundred and forty times in a row.

So 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.

1. Performers sign up to play.

2. Sponsors sign up to pledge.

3. Sponsors pledge a certain amount for each repetition of Vexations successfully played, either by an individual performer or by the entire group.

4. On the big day, we play Vexations as many times as we possibly can!

5. After the show, the ACLU will get in touch with the sponsors to turn their pledges into hard-working contributions.


JOIN US!

1 song, 840 times. Together, we can do this.

SO FAR:

28 performers,
28 sponsors,
$1,579.93 pledged!

Together, we can do this! Join us as a performer or sponsor!


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.
— Erik Satie

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We'll need some support staff for the day of the show. This would involve manning the information table and generally keeping everything where it ought to be. Ready, willing, and able? Sign up HERE

DID YOU KNOW?

Remember how screwed up the voter registration was in Arizona last year, with thousands of people unable to vote in their chosen primaries? The ACLU of Arizona is ON IT, and that's why we stand with them. Read all about it here.

1 SONG, 840 TIMES, WE CAN DO THIS