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Ode To Gravity:
CHESS: A Participatory Time Space Event

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 63 min
Event Type: Inter-Media / Visual Arts Program Origin: KPFA

On April 28, 1971, the transmission herewith recorded took place. CHESS: A Participatory Time Space Event produced by students from California College of Arts and Crafts under direction of James Petrillo. Thirty-two human beings acted as chess pieces utilizing a district of San Francisco as the chessboard. The chess pieces were situated in the Richmond District of San Francisco bounded by Lake Funston, Fulton Street and Sixth Avenue. They received their instructions to move from portable radios which reported the moves of an actual chess game in the KPFA studios played by Jonathan Jerald and Jarred Wickware. The radios were provided by Lafayette Radio.

Musical Selections:  When I grow up (To be a man) / Beach Boys -- My boy lollipop / Millie Small -- [unidentified electronic music] -- [unidentified jazz piano music] -- Piping down the valleys wild / William Blake -- The shepherd / William Blake -- The echoing green / William Blake -- The lamb / William Blake -- [unidentified new music] -- [party cooking instructions] -- [unidentified electronic music] -- The shoop shoop song / Betty Everett -- [unidentified electronic music] -- Quicksand / Martha Reeves and the Vandellas -- [unidentified electronic music] -- Finnegans Wake [excerpt] / James Joyce -- [unidentified electronic music] -- [unidentified early music] -- [unidentified jazz music] -- [unidentified music ] / Frank Zappa -- Ulysses (Sirens episode) [excerpt] / James Joyce
Genre:  Interactive Art
Subject:  Participatory art; Living chess; Interactive art; Popular music
People:  Petrillo, James; Amirkhanian, Charles; Jerald, Jonathan; Wickware, Jarred ; Small, Millie, 1948-; Blake, William, 1757-1827; Everett, Betty, 1939-; Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Zappa, Frank
Recording Date:  4/28/1971
First Broadcast Date:  4/28/1971
 
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