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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 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Main Library


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  


Main Library

Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie 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 structure embraces a 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. 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

Wed, Aug 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Fri, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 15, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sun, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Aug 19, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Fri, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Aug 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Aug 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Fri, Aug 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Sep 02, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 09, 10:00am - 10:30am