Our goal to play VEXATIONS 840 times in a row has people talking. Here's some of the press we've received:

Arizona Daily Star, Cathalena E. Burch, 10/23/17

Marathon for a minute song multiplied by 840

You know the neighborhood kid who comes to your door and asks you to sponsor him/her in a marathon. You pledge a quarter a lap - a buck if you're especially generous or confident the kid won't get far - and you pay up based on how many laps/miles they finished. Read the rest.

Arizona Daily Star, Cathalena E. Burch, 11/20/17

16 hours of 1-minute music: Sounds like a marathon

How hard can it be to play a one-minute piece of music on the piano - or violin, guitar, tuba, oboe, basically your instrument of choice? Wait, what? Play it 840 times? Well that's a different story. Read the rest.

KGUN Morning Blend, 11/20/17

Participate in a 16 hour musical performance

AZPM Radio, 11/24/17

Featured on the November 24th, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore.

Find out why Tucson's "alt-classical" ensemble ChamberLab will perform a century-old piece of music by Erik Satie 840 times in a row in December during an event called "The Vexathon". Listen.

KXCI 30 Minutes, 11/26/17

With host Amanda Shauger.

30 Minutes spoke with Tucson composer Chris Black and ACLU Attorney Billy Peard about the upcoming Vexations marathon to raise money and awareness for ACLU of Arizona. Listen.

$16,731.85 PLEDGED!

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


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

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