542485_4304233569781_982106294_nOn June 21st, 2012, as part of the Make Music New York festival, dozens of vibraphonists around the world took part in the World Wide Vexations project, a Doug Perkins and Amy Garapic joint.  My part was in Phoenix, AZ with approximately eight – ten colleagues.  Vexations is a piece by Erik Satie that is interpreted to be performed 840 times in a row.  It is two short phrases intercut by a “theme” which only lasts around 80 seconds.  Though played 840 times it amounts to around 18 hours.  The AZ performance came in about 5 minutes early.