Here’s an unusual event: 16 hours of music at the Hotel Congress & then at Maynards Kitchen & Cocktails, of various musicians playing the same piece 840 times — if they make it. And it’s a benefit for the ACLU of Arizona. Donate now & drop by on Dec. 2nd to check it out. Having served on the ACLU of Arizona’s state board in Phoenix for 5 years, I will drop by sometime during this 16 hour “vexathon”/marathon.
“We’re playing Erik Satie’s VEXATIONS 840 times in a row to benefit the ACLU of Arizona! This is open to ALL MUSICIANS, and we hope you’ll take a chair and PLAY YOUR PART FOR FREEDOM!
Read all about it and sign up at www.vexathon.com!
We begin at 8:00 AM at Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress St), and we play for fourteen hours, and then, at 10:00 PM, we march in grand style, still playing, across the street to Maynards Market (400 N. Toole Ave.) for the final two-hour stretch and celebration. That’s a sixteen-hour Satie marathon to benefit the ACLU of Arizona!
If you are a MUSICIAN, you’re welcome to sign up for a spot in the orchestra! Just sign up to play the piece as many times as you possibly can!
If you are a SUPPORTER, you’ll sign up to sponsor a musician to play the piece as many times as they can. It’s like a charity walk-a-thon, but with MUSIC instead of MILES.
Every dime raised goes to benefit the ACLU of Arizona!
Please go to www.vexathon.com to get involved in this historic performance for a worthy cause!”
Good KXCI radio interview of Chamberlab’s Chris Black and ACLU of AZ attorney Billy Peard (based in Tucson) on this upcoming event: https://kxci.org/podcast/chamberlab-orchestrates-vexations-marathon-for-aclu-fundraiser/