By Associated Press - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) - Call it a rhapsody for rakes.

Performers wielding rakes and leaf blowers will give a different kind of concert Thursday evening near Colgate University. An experimental artist from Los Angeles will lead four performers with rakes connected to synthesizers and four more with gas-powered leaf blowers.

The free public performance near the Colgate campus in Hamilton is designed to provoke thought on the practice of raking leaves - and maybe to have some fun during leaf season. It’s part of a semester-long public art project by the college called Perfect Strangers: Machine Project and the Hamiltonians.

Artist Chris Kallmyer said the student-performers will have control over how the performance unfolds.

Audience members will be invited to jump into the pile of leaves at the end of the performance.


This corrects the story to say the concert will be Thursday, not Wednesday.

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