WE RAISED $16,731.85 FOR THE ACLU OF ARIZONA!

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, ChamberLab (and friends) successfully played Erik Satie's Vexations 840 times in a row in a marathon performance lasting nearly 16 hours!

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This historic performance was open to musicians of all ages and skill levels. A total of 34 musicians played throughout the event, representing a variety of backgrounds: classical, jazz, folk, rock. Most musicians surprised themselves, far exceeding their goals. The highest count was 232 repetitions by bassoonist Jessica Campbell. Rock on, Jessica!

Depending on the time of day, the audience was treated to unusual combinations of ensembles. In the afternoon, there were two mandolins, three keyboards, a double bass and guitar. Later, the group included two cellos, a flute, keyboard, violin and trumpet. Around 10 p.m., bassoon, flute, melodica, trumpet and ukulele players continued the music as they marched across the street to Maynards Market & Kitchen for the final stretch and celebration.

We would like to thank everyone involved in making this event a success: the performers, the sponsors, the volunteers, everyone at Hotel Congress and Maynards Market, and of course the amazing ACLU of Arizona.

REPETITION #840!



Learn more about ChamberLab

For more barrier-breaking performances, please visit www.chamberlab.org!

THANK YOU

We would like to thank our business & organization partners for their generous pledges:

The Deupree Family Foundation
JW-Cin, Inc.
Carousel30
Simutek
Heather "L'il Mama" Hardy


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

DID YOU KNOW?

It's not over! The fight continues. You can support the cause of liberty and justice by contributing to the ACLU of Arizona here.

1 SONG, 840 TIMES, WE CAN DO THIS