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‘Oh My God! My Body! My Ears!’ 10-Hour Marathon Concert at Trunk Space

alex nohai-seaman, Arizona, body of your dreams, brian kelly, classic, contemporary classic, david wegehaupt, doug harbin, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, even ziporyn, fthia, giselle lee, Greens Cookery, in c, Jacob Adler, jacob ter veldhuis, jacobtv, Jason H. Mitchell, jeanette wong, jenn kirby, jenna dalby, jennifer waleczek, jered nicodemus, jivemind, josh bennet, keith kelly, marathon concert, Nicole Carroll, Oh My God! My Body! My Ears!, ome, peter ablinger, Phoenix, rosabel choi, Songbird Coffee and Tea House, static annoucements, Stinkweeds, terry riley, Treehouse Bakery, Trunk SpaceOn Saturday, Feb. 15, Trunk Space will host Oh My God! My Body! My Ears! (OME), a 10-hour marathon concert. The event, which will feature music written by composers after the mid-20th century, will begin at noon with 1964’s “In C,” a minimalist classic piece written by Terry Riley. In the nine hours that follow, local performers and composers from around the world will present a “full-bodied program of in-your-face music,” reads the press release.

This is the debut year for Oh My God! My Body! My Ears! and the event organizers hope to see it grow into a music festival in the future. Attendees will experience virtuosic piano solos, such as Jacob Ter Veldhuis‘ “Body of Your Dreams”; cello performances based on Saturday Night Live and Bill Hader‘s character Stefon; improvisational pieces by the electro-acoustic and free-improv ensemble known as Static Announcements; bowed guitar loops courtesy of fthia; Evan Ziporyn‘s bass clarinet compositions from This is Not a Clarinet; and more.

PERFORMERS: Jered Nicodemus as ‘fthia’, Jenna Dalby (cello), Keith Kelly, Jennifer Waleczek (piano), Jacob Adler, Rosabel Choi (piano), Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer (flute), Static Announcements, Giselle Lee (violin), Josh Bennet (clarinet), David Wegehaupt (sax)

COMPOSERS:
Doug Harbin, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Terry Riley, Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Peter Ablinger, Jenn Kirby, Jeanette Wong, Alex Nohai-Seaman, Brian Kelly, Even Ziporyn

GUEST COMPOSERS: Jason H. Mitchell, Nicole Carroll

If a marathon concert sounds like a sensory overload waiting to happen, don’t fret. Trunk Space is located in the heart of Phoenix. There are many places near by to eat, drink, shop and be merry, and marathon concertgoers are encouraged to come and go as they please. Those with enough endurance can attend the official OME after party being held at FilmBar, beginning at 10:45 P.M., with a screening of the documentary “There is No Sound in My Head: Mark Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation.”

Tickets to the first-annual OME are available online for $12, with a small service fee, via Brown Paper Tickets. Physical tickets can be purchased at Jivemind in Glendale, Stinkweeds in Phoenix and at the venue on the day of the concert. The event is sponsored by Jivemind, Stinkweeds, Greens Cookery, Red House Pub
monorchid, Changing Hands Bookstore, Treehouse Bakery,
and Songbird Coffee and Tea House, and still accepting sponsors. For more information on how to become involved, visit here.

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