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2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st

This Moment in Time

Three gong players in Madison — Andy Hanson, Neil Sisauyhoat, and Michael Winter — join forces on This Moment in Time, playing in the resonant space under the East Washington overpass. The world has endured a tragic year. Millions have died from COVID-19, and social, cultural, and economic life has been curtailed everywhere. With vaccinations accelerating, life in many places is on the road back to normal. But before life can feel truly normal, we must memorialize the devastation of the past year. Our response is an initiative called This Moment In Time. Working with musicians and cultural partners around the world, massive gongs will appear in public spaces on June 21, the summer solstice. At noon local time, a musician will play the gong for one uninterrupted hour, marking the incalculable loss of the past year. Along with being free and open to a live audience, many of these performances will be livestreamed below.

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