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Re: logistics nightmare?
Here's a somewhat simpleminded idea that might work:
Let us suppose that a largish room could be had some
where (not totally dissimilar to the place you played in
last week, but maybe a little more squarish in shape).
4 performers could set up at one time in opposite
corners of the performance space (with the audience
in the middle) and each play his/her set in turn (with
the audience turning their chairs to reorient themselves
to each new "stage."
4 players at 40-45 minutes each without between-play
setup time could do a 3 hour concert.
To do an all-day affair with 8 (or even 12 for a real
marathon summit) just continue to do all the setups
4-at-a-time (therby offering some longer intermissions
for food and other requirements to the audience).
An interesting by-product could be the possibility of a surround-sound
"jam" to finish off each series of
This may strike some as totally lame...but hey, it's just
an idea. Many communities around the area have these
"black Box" performance spaces (or at least a few fairly underused