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July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Ogden Contemporary Arts at Ogden’s Union Station for a memorable evening of performance art with Raven Chacon & Guillermo Galindo.

Caesura is composed based on historically significant train routes identified and researched by the artists, written collaboratively using a method of call-and-response. The title refers to the musical term for a pause and is also referred to as “railroad tracks.” Galindo and Chacon’s score is a shape-shifting composition utilizing alleged “hobo code” symbols as notations for performers’ movements between instruments, becoming a language of nomadic sound. Designed to be realized at Ogden Union Station during the exhibition, the score responds to and adapts to the places where it is performed. The project will acknowledge the many communities that were shaped, transported, and left behind by the train tracks. The performance will also invoke the social and economic divisions between communities created by the invention of modern transportation and the commercial expansion it facilitated.

Caesura is a piece for percussion created from detritus sourced from old pieces of railroad infrastructure. Performers will strike, roll, scratch, and otherwise sound various objects together, with some performers stationed in fixed positions, and others following a series of instructions that moves them from station to station across a mapped area. It is a transient-rich percussion-oriented score that is highly dynamic both in volume of sound and location of sound sources.

This performance is a FREE and public program from our current exhibit, The Other Side of the Tracks 🚂

Curated by Jorge Rojas

This performance is made possible by generous support from the National Performance Network.

Program: Exhibit Public Engagement Performance
Who: Raven Chacon & Guillermo Galindo
What: The Other Side of the Tracks Performance: “Caesura”
Where: Ogden Union Station
When: Friday, July 12 from 7:30 – 9:00pm


Union Station
2501 Wall Ave
Ogden, Utah 84401