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LOCKDOWN VEXATIONS LIVE streamed for 26 hours, 42 minutes and 45 seconds for Erik Satie’s 154th birthday, 17th May 2020 starting at Midday and continued until 840 repetitions were played, randomly selected from a playlist of 76 contributions by different people, recorded during Covid-19 lockdown, April-May 2020. #LockdownVexations

LOCKDOWN VEXATIONS was set up by Kathy Hinde, and uses randomising software programmed by Matthew Olden.

Thanks to contributions from (so far)… Kathy Hinde, Bristol UK; Ayumi Toyama, London UK; Jodie Saunders, Plymouth UK; Martha Oakes, London UK; Veda Hille, Vancouver Canada; Bridget Kelly, Seaford UK; Dan Pollard, Bristol UK; Georgie Ward, Bristol UK;  Ross Hughes, Somerset UK; Frode Haltli, Svartskog Norway; Charles Hazlewood, Somerset UK; Maja Ratkje, Svartskog Norway; Sarah Nicolls, Stroud UK; Jason Hazeley, London UK; James Murphy, London UK; Sheena Phillips, London UK; Hazel Mills, Bristol UK; Caroline Potter, London UK; Alex Metcalfe, Tunbridge Wells UK; Cliodna Shanahan, Limerick Ireland; Michael Begg, East Lothian, Scotland; Harriet Riley, Bristol UK; Andreas Borregaard, Copenhagen Denmark; Graham Knight, London UK, Leo Chadburn, London UK; Allan Bullard, Colchester UK; David Horne, Manchester UK; Pete Judge, Bristol UK; Mariko Asakawa-North, Exeter UK; Will Goodchild with Rosa Fay Photography , Bristol UK; Clive So, London UK; Dave Yapp, Bristol UK; Adam Swayne, Brighton UK; Bennet Jones, Bristol UK; Késia Decoté, Brasília Brazil; Julian Davis, Macclesfield UK; Howard Jones, London UK; Quinta, Athens Greece; Stephen Montague, London UK; Jonathan Ticher, London UK; Christian Eggen, Norway; Emma McPartland, Alkmaar Netherlands; Nye Parry, Richmond UK; James Hurst, Lincoln UK; Michael Finnissy, Sherringham UK; Mark Summers, Orkney; Pete Stollery, Monymusk Scotland; Joe Stollery, Monymusk Scotland; Andrew Morris, Leominster UK; Fiona Linnane, Limerick Ireland; Kevin Sargent, Ponteland UK; Gavin Bryars, Leicestershire UK; Louise Drewett, Wokingham UK; Elaine Levene, Leeds UK; Ye-Ye Xu, London UK; Jane Carrington-Porter, Devon UK; Eve Egoyan, Toronto Canada, James Gow Bristol UK; Steven Berryman, London UK; Charlotte Way, London UK; Mick Peake, Hay-on-Wye UK; Matthew Redman, Somerset UK; Alyce Santoro, Providence Rhode Island; Shirley Pegna, Bristol UK; Simon Blackmore, Manchester UK; Joshua Balance, London UK; Kate Moran, Manchester UK; Rosemary Duxbury, Leicester UK; Anne Wille, Totnes UK, Rachel Starritt, Bridgend Wales

52 x pianos, 2 x pump organs, 2 x accordions, 2 x prophet 6 synths, 1 x juno 6 synth, 1 x marimba, 1 x vibraphone, 1 x ‘borealis’ synth, 3 x casio keyboards, 1 x wurlitzer, 1 x Harpsichord, 2 x melodicas, 1 x choir, 1 x toy piano, 1 x harp harmonics, 1 x tongue drum, 1 x Clarinet, 1 x mono MFB Nanozwerg, 1 x 4 voice Roland SH01a, 1 x dulcitone, 1 x cello, 1 x guitar, 1 x alto flute, 1 x C flute, 1 x InsideOut Piano,

Creative responses to ‘Vexations’ can be found HERE including contributions by Steve Beresford, London UK; Tania Chen, New York USA; Veda Hille, Vancouver Canada; Haworth Hodgkinson Central Buchan, Scotland; Giorgio Magnanensi, Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada, Matthew Olden, Bristol UK; Emma McPartland, Alkmaar Netherlands; Fiona Linnane, Limerick Ireland; and Kathy Hinde, Bristol UK

More information about the project and how to take part in future streams – HERE

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