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.


We will be seeing a performance piece by Samuel Hanson which was workshopped at Foro Performática in Puebla, Mexico. Samuel had his early training in dance with Hilary Carrier. He has performed with an eclectic mix of artists including Yve Laris Cohen, Ashley Anderson, eunkungkim, Lindsey Drury, Eryn Rosenthal, and Neta Pulvermacher. He serves as New Media Coordinator and performance journal editor for loveDANCEmore.

Joe Bauman will read from his novel-in-progress, The Daguerreotypist, which centers on an itinerant photographer and his grandfather, a veteran of the Revolution, who accompanies him as they go from town to town in 1846 New England. Joe Bauman spent a large part of his career as a reporter at the Deseret News. He has three nonfiction eBooks on Kindle and Nook, two of which are about Revolutionary War veterans and were featured in Time last July.

Utah-based composer Nathaniel Eschler will present Suite for Violincello. The four movements of the piece (“Lite Matter - Dark Matter”, “Scenes from an Indie Film”, “Congruities”, and “Finale”) are played continuously, each movement beginning with the preceding movement's last note or harmony. Nathaniel received his PhD from Brandeis University and currently lives in Rose Park with his wife, son, daughter, and dog. Suite for Violincello will be performed by cellist Rachel Jorgensen.

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