Our 10th Anniversary Fundraising campaign is now live! Help us raise $10,000 for this upcoming milestone season!
A generous matching donation of $2500 will be given to Clocks in Motion by an anonymous donor if we can raise that amount of money by the end of the year! Your donations are effectively doubled.
As Clocks in Motion Percussion approaches our 10th concert season, wrapping up a decade and embarking on new exciting musical projects, we need your support in raising money that will sustain the quartet for another decade! As a way of saying “thank you”, we have designed several awesome perks:
- Exclusive pre-release copies of our new upcoming 2021 album featuring the music of Clock Shop composer, Jennifer Bellor
- Become a Producer of our new album
- T-shirts, posters, and more!
- Exclusive video chats with the quartet!
- Become a Producer for a new Clocks in Motion Youtube performance!
- Come spend a day with us at our rehearsal space near Madison, WI!
- Fund a Clocks in Motion concert in your very own city!
Financially supporting Clocks in Motion Percussion is the single most important thing you can do in furthering our mission. Please join our ever-growing team of supporters and consider a tax-deductible donation today!
Please send checks to:
Clocks in Motion Percussion Inc.
1218 Bay Ridge Rd.
Madison WI 53716
Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with ‘Clocks in Motion Percussion’ in the memo line.
Thank you for your generous support!
In Albert Einstein’s book Relativity, he writes about an experiment which proves that the characteristics of any given object is changed depending upon the observer’s specific frame of reference. In this experiment, two synchronized clocks were placed in different environments. One clock remained stationary on Earth while the other clock was placed inside a high-speed jet which then orbited the earth multiple times. Upon returning to Earth, the two clocks were no longer synchronized.
The clocks in motion experiment thus proved that all measurable data can be altered depending upon the vantage point of the observer. Just like the out of phase clocks in Einstein’s experiment, the percussion ensemble, Clocks in Motion, performs classic pieces by Steve Reich, John Cage, and Iannis Xenakis that feature small changes in rhythmic and musical material.
Furthermore, Clocks in Motion believes that each audience member has their own unique vantage point and therefore has the power to shape and even change the overall meaning of a musical performance. Music, like time, is not absolute, and the flexible nature of these elements should be acknowledged and celebrated. Celebrating this ever-changing contemporary music landscape through time is at the core of Clocks in Motion’s artistic vision.
Clocks in Motion is a percussion ensemble dedicated to performing contemporary chamber music, commissioning new repertoire, and educating audiences about modern music. Presenting both classic and new percussion repertoire in traditional and non-traditional performance spaces, Clocks in Motion promotes acceptance, knowledge, relevance, and longevity of contemporary art music for percussionists, composers, and the artistic community at large.