Artist: Mark Mallman Video: 'Minneapolis' Highlight: "When I was a kid, space…
- Posted on Sep 8th 2010 10:17PM by Benjy Eisen
Suffice it to say, this will be the first time Mallman performs the song in its entirety, although the concept of performing a seemingly impossible long epic composition is not new to him -- before 'Marathon 3' there was, naturally, 'Marathon 1' and 'Marathon 2.' The first one took him two days to perform and the second, three days. He performed them in 1999 and 2004, respectively. So he's been training for this.
"This piece represents three marathons," Mallman said in a statement. "Each piece is 26 hours long, like a marathon is 26 miles." Don't expect a bathroom break in between -- while musicians will come and go, the song itself will be played in its entirety, without breaks. "I am not a magician or a stuntman attempting to set a world record," he said. "I am a professional musician. I seek to expose the raw nerve of creativity itself."
Think about that the next time your favorite hipster band plays a 45-minute headlining set. For those who can't endure being in a nightclub for 78 hours straight, you can always come and go as you please online -- the entire performance will be webcast at Mark Mallman's official website. And remember -- pace yourselves.