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.

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

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