12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies will be served—a time for conversation and a chance to give feedback.


The Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui will present his piece Trance, for cello and electronics. His music has been performed in venues in the U.S. and abroad, with recordings released on Centaur Records, New World Records, and Albany Records. Miguel Chuaqui is currently the chair of the Composition Area at the University of Utah School of Music. Trance, a piece sparked by Indian classical music, will be performed by Utah Symphony and NOVA Chamber Music cellist, Noriko Kishi.

David Baddley, a local artist working with photography, performative action, and video installation will present his piece Mattole. “Facing out over the Pacific Ocean from the Mattole Beach, I make a single, hand-held shot using the video function of a point-and-shoot camera. The shot continues until the buffer fills and the camera fails. When exhibiting this unedited video, I will also hand-hold the projector, attending and performing the delivery of MATTOLE as I attended and performed its capture.” David Baddley is a professor of art and photography at Westminster College, where he runs the photo program.

We will also feature a solo dance piece choreographed and performed by Alysia Ramos. Sabar pa Satie is a study of rhythmic interplay between the traditional Senegalese dance Sabar and the classical piano piece Six Gnossiennes by Eric Satie. Alysia Ramos is an independent choreographer, dancer and teaching artist whose work explores the intersections between different dance traditions, disciplines and styles. She will be dancing to live accompaniment by W Myles Reilly.

This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originally conceived by On the Boards, a contemporary dance, theater, and music organization based in Seattle's lower Queen Anne neighborhood. You can check out samples of some of their 12 Minutes Max performances here, or subscribe to watch full performances.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200