Today is Make Music Chicago, an all day marathon of free live performances and jam sessions. So what better way to start a marathon than with a worldwide performance of Erik Satie’s Vexations? The 18+ hour piece, which is being spread out across the globe in various cities, has already begun and the Chicago portion begins in roughly three hours. In case you haven’t heard of this mind-numbing (or hallucination-inducing) piece, full details and can be found here. There’s also a live video stream if you’re curious/brave enough. I, for one, will be waking up in two hours to catch the beginning. I’m hoping to make it through at least 100 repeats.
The lack of sleep should prepare my ears for the most serious of immobilities.