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12 Minutes Max

2019-07-21 14:00:00 2019-07-21 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max Main Library

Sunday, July 21
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-07-21 14:00:00 2019-07-21 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library

Main Library

Auditorium

12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines.

One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, theater, performance art, writing, and the like — each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

Following each event, we serve coffee and cookies in an informal gathering, a chance for conversation with the artists.


We welcome Junior Mint Prince, an experimental duo consisting of Provo musician Lula Asplund and Naomi Harrison-Clay from New York City, both nonbinary multimedia artists studying electronic music at Mills College in Oakland, California. They will perform a mix of improvisation and open-score pieces.  They say of their work: “Blurred distinctions of song-form, performative gesture, and open improvisation serve our core interests, drawing influence from a variety of genres including freak folk, electronic, free improv, texture, and drone music. We also love to incorporate elements of poetry, humor, theatricality, and political satire in our work. We generally perform using various combinations of instrumentation ranging from homemade contact mic'd found object instruments, voice processed through Max MSP, electric guitar, saxophone, and synthesizers.”


Local documentary filmmaker Travis Low will present an excerpt of his favorite documentary film ever made, his friend Bill Daniel's Who Is Bozo Texino? The subterranean and uniquely American folkloric practice of hobo and rail worker graffiti is discovered in this gritty and picaresque artist-made film. Who is Bozo Texino? ostensibly chronicles a search for the story behind a legendary boxcar graffiti -- a simple sketch of a blank-staring cowboy character with the scrawled moniker “Bozo Texino.” Shot over the course of 16 years of trips across the West at considerable risk from speeding freight trains and in secret hobo jungles, Daniel and his trusty Bolex 16mm camera interviews some of the last remaining old timers who kept the folk art of "monikers" alive. Texas-born, San Francisco exiled, and confirmed tramp, Bill Daniel continues to experiment with survivalism and bricolage in his attempts to record and report on the various social margins he finds himself in. Currently based on the Texas gulf coast, Daniel divides his time between Texas and touring.


Musician and composer Neil Thornock will present his composition for solo marimba Quantasy, performed by Stephen L. Hughes. Quantasy derives from "quantum fantasy." Thornock says “Think of quantum leaps or quantum entanglement or the quanta absorbed and emitted by active electrons. This piece was originally written for bass flute, but it lives much better as a marimba solo.” As a musician, Neil Thornock writes much of his music for his own performances as organist, keyboardist, and carillonneur. He teaches composition and theory at Brigham Young University. Percussionist Hughes is also an author, composer and private instructor, as well as acting as an artist/consult for percussion at several Utah Band programs.


This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.

AGE GROUP:   Teens   All Ages   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Music   Arts & Creativity  

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Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
We're closed Wednesday July 24
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 Closed
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00am - 8:00am
Rooftop Terrace

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireplace Level 2

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room