The Ad Nauseam Project was started in 1991 in San Francisco, CA. Through many collaborations, the original idea of a simple melody played ad nauseam has become more complex, with the use of multiple screen video, off-site performance and other techniques. Eric Pifeteau, Federico Pelligrini and Olivier Mosset have been very instrumental in broadening the concept of the Project.
3 Icons was a series of three consecutive nights of performances by different groups of musicians. Each night was devoted to a popular musical icon: James Brown, Can, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A short segment of music (10-30 secs.) was chosen to represent each icon’s oeuvre. The segment was played as a repeated loop until the performers could no longer continue.