FLUXCONCERThttp://www.fluxconcert.orgFLUXCONCERT is an instruction-based performance collective.We use texts as recipes, generating performances by following the instructions step-by-step.Feeder 1.5.4(395) http://reinventedsoftware.com/feeder/http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssen[email protected][email protected]Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:29:00 -0400Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:29:00 -0400http://www.fluxconcert.org/Square-Logo144.jpgFLUXCONCERThttp://www.fluxconcert.org144144Perry GarvinFLUXCONCERT is an instruction-based performance collective.We use texts as recipes, generating performances by following the instructions step-by-step.More info at http://www.fluxconcert.orgFLUXCONCERT is an instruction-based performance collective.We use texts as recipes, generating performances by following the instructions step-by-step.Here are two example works that we have performed:--The conductor rings a bell, performers move about freely. The conductor rings the bell again, the performers freeze, and say a single word. This procedure is repeated nine times.- Emmett Williams, Ten Arrangements for Five Performers, 1963Let a person talk about his/her ideal(s)- Eric Anderson, Opus 9, 1961--We proudly acknowledge our 1960s antecedents in Fluxus and Conceptual Art and remain committed to presenting historical works from this period in addition to creating new pieces in this instruction-based mode.With a broad cast of performers who also function as conductors and writers, FLUXCONCERT is an inclusive collective with a decentralized creative process.There is no “point” to a FLUXCONCERT.All we aspire to is transparency of process, clarity of texts, and accuracy of performance.To view past performances, join the FLUXCONCERT mailing list, and to learn more about the group please visit http://www.fluxconcert.orgfluxus, art, performance, theater, absurd, humor, comedy, 1960s, conceptual artnoPerry Garvin[email protected]noFLUXCONCERT 20080613http://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

June 13, 2008 | 8PM

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.

Following were two movements from the show:

Set four noisily ticking alarm clocks to ring four minutes after they are set. Run the sound of the ticking through a microphone and sequence the sound, using filters etc. Piece is over when alarms ring.
- Ethan Wagner, Sequenced Ticking, 2008

Try to teach an audience member how to play something incredibly difficult on an instrument that requires a bit of skill.
- Ethan Wagner, Music Lesson, 2008

June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

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[email protected]Tue, 01 Jul 2008 06:53:21 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert20080305-abridged-2FLUXCONCERTFLUXCONCERT 20080613: An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsFLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsJune 13, 2008 | 8PMDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.Following were two movements from the show:Set four noisily ticking alarm clocks to ring four minutes after they are set. Run the sound of the ticking through a microphone and sequence the sound, using filters etc. Piece is over when alarms ring.- Ethan Wagner, Sequenced Ticking, 2008Try to teach an audience member how to play something incredibly difficult on an instrument that requires a bit of skill.- Ethan Wagner, Music Lesson, 2008June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.no49:10
FLUXCONCERT20080305 Abridgedhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080305/abridgedvideo/index.htmlFLUXCONCERT 20080305
A reanimation of 26 historic Fluxus event scores

FLUXCONCERT 20080305 presented an evening’s performance of Fluxus event scores consisting of 26 historical Fluxus performance scripts written between 1961 and 1969 by major and minor Fluxus artists including Alison Knowles, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Robert Bozzi, and George Brecht.

March 5, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

Performed by Ryan Anthony-Donaldson, Rob Blackman, Anthony Clune, Andrew Dickerson, Joe Gross, Ben Kerrick, Ethan Wagner. Organized and conducted by Perry Garvin.

Video kindly shot by Travis Chamberlain.

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[email protected]Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:53:21 -0400ArtFluxusPerformancefluxconcert20080305-abridged-1FLUXCONCERTFLUXCONCERT 20080305A reanimation of 26 historic Fluxus event scoresFLUXCONCERT 20080305A reanimation of 26 historic Fluxus event scoresFLUXCONCERT 20080305 presented an evening’s performance of Fluxus event scores consisting of 26 historical Fluxus performance scripts written between 1961 and 1969 by major and minor Fluxus artists including Alison Knowles, Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, Robert Bozzi, and George Brecht.March 5, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYPerformed by Ryan Anthony-Donaldson, Rob Blackman, Anthony Clune, Andrew Dickerson, Joe Gross, Ben Kerrick, Ethan Wagner. Organized and conducted by Perry Garvin.Video kindly shot by Travis Chamberlain.no38:09
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Preludehttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613The audience is asked to unsilence their cell phones and pagers.

- Ethan Wagner, Prelude, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:50:38 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-preludeFLUXCONCERTThe audience is asked to unsilence their cell phones and pagers.- Ethan Wagner, Prelude, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsThe audience is asked to unsilence their cell phones and pagers.- Ethan Wagner, Prelude, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno0:34
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 1: Counterpointhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Two musicians play quietly in a fast tempo for one minute.

- Ethan Wagner, Counterpoint, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:50:30 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-1-counterpointFLUXCONCERTTwo musicians play quietly in a fast tempo for one minute.- Ethan Wagner, Counterpoint, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsTwo musicians play quietly in a fast tempo for one minute.- Ethan Wagner, Counterpoint, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno1:08
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 2: ABA 1http://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613A clock is placed on stage, visible to the audience.When the second hand reaches twelve, three performers begin the piece.Each of the three performers plays a different tone of a predetermined chord for thirty seconds.The performers then play a different tone of a new predetermined chord for sixty seconds.Thirteen seconds of silence follow.Then forty-seven seconds of the first chord played in the same manner.Each performer must choose two rhythms they will use to play their individual tones.

- Ethan Wagner, ABA 1, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:50:21 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-2-aba-1FLUXCONCERTEthan Wagner, Counterpoint, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsA clock is placed on stage, visible to the audience.When the second hand reaches twelve, three performers begin the piece.Each of the three performers plays a different tone of a predetermined chord for thirty seconds.The performers then play a different tone of a new predetermined chord for sixty seconds.Thirteen seconds of silence follow.Then forty-seven seconds of the first chord played in the same manner.Each performer must choose two rhythms they will use to play their individual tones.- Ethan Wagner, ABA 1, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno2:37
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 3: Caricature no. 3http://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Fragments on a theme.

- Ethan Wagner, Caricature no. 3, 2006

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:50:12 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-3-caricature-no-3FLUXCONCERTFragments on a theme.- Ethan Wagner, Caricature no. 3, 2006--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsFragments on a theme.- Ethan Wagner, Caricature no. 3, 2006--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno1:32
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 4: Sequenced Tickinghttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Set four noisily ticking alarm clocks to ring four minutes after they are set.Run the sound of the ticking through a microphone and sequence the sound, using filters etc.Piece is over when alarms ring.

- Ethan Wagner, Sequenced Ticking, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:50:00 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-4-sequenced-tickinFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Sequenced Ticking, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsSet four noisily ticking alarm clocks to ring four minutes after they are set.Run the sound of the ticking through a microphone and sequence the sound, using filters etc.Piece is over when alarms ring.- Ethan Wagner, Sequenced Ticking, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno5:37
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 5: Theme and No Variationshttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Perform a short piece of music five times in a row.

- Ethan Wagner, Theme and No Variations, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:49:46 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-5-theme-and-no-varFLUXCONCERTPerform a short piece of music five times in a row.- Ethan Wagner, Theme and No Variations, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsPerform a short piece of music five times in a row.- Ethan Wagner, Theme and No Variations, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno3:24
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 6: No. 6http://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Melody for trumpet and guitar.

- Ethan Wagner, No. 6, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:49:32 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-6-no-6FLUXCONCERTMelody for trumpet and guitar.- Ethan Wagner, No. 6, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsMelody for trumpet and guitar.- Ethan Wagner, No. 6, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno2:29
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 7: Williams Ripoffhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613A chorus of singers stands onstage. A conductor faces the audience holding 5 cards reading the pronounceable words EE, AH, OO, OH, UH.The conductor shows each card to the audience only once.When a card is shown to the audience, the audience announces the sound to the singers.The audience’s announcement should be of a clear, sharp attack.When the singers hear the announcement, they sing a sustained note using that vowel.

Performers should make no attempt to begin on the same note.However, once they begin they may adjust their voices by portamento to create harmonies or dissonances.On the final vowel the singers adjust their voices by portamento to sing the same pitch.Piece is over when conductor cuts singers off.

- Ethan Wagner, Williams Ripoff, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:49:22 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-7-williams-ripoffFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Williams Ripoff, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsA chorus of singers stands onstage. A conductor faces the audience holding 5 cards reading the pronounceable words EE, AH, OO, OH, UH.The conductor shows each card to the audience only once.When a card is shown to the audience, the audience announces the sound to the singers.The audience’s announcement should be of a clear, sharp attack.When the singers hear the announcement, they sing a sustained note using that vowel.Performers should make no attempt to begin on the same note.However, once they begin they may adjust their voices by portamento to create harmonies or dissonances.On the final vowel the singers adjust their voices by portamento to sing the same pitch.Piece is over when conductor cuts singers off.- Ethan Wagner, Williams Ripoff, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno3:10
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 8: Nonsense Soundshttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Compose for the following sounds: Paper clip in a Styrofoam cup; straightened paper clip against an upside-down wine glass; tearing paper (one sheet only).When paper has been completely torn, this performer takes the wine glass from the other, places it in a sturdy bag and crushes it, ending the piece.

- Ethan Wagner, Nonsense Sounds, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:49:08 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-8-nonsense-soundsFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Nonsense Sounds, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsCompose for the following sounds: Paper clip in a Styrofoam cup; straightened paper clip against an upside-down wine glass; tearing paper (one sheet only).When paper has been completely torn, this performer takes the wine glass from the other, places it in a sturdy bag and crushes it, ending the piece.- Ethan Wagner, Nonsense Sounds, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno1:39
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 9: Devotionhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Perform a patriotic song with deep conviction.

- Ethan Wagner, Devotion, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:48:56 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-9-devotionFLUXCONCERTPerform a patriotic song with deep conviction.- Ethan Wagner, Devotion, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsPerform a patriotic song with deep conviction.- Ethan Wagner, Devotion, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno4:16
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 10: In Memoriam Tony Clunehttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Performer tells audience to make constant cell phone ringtone sounds for duration of the piece.The performer then sings a pre-written song.

- Ethan Wagner, In Memoriam Tony Clune, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:48:46 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-10-in-memoriam-tonFLUXCONCERTPerformer tells audience to make constant cell phone ringtone sounds for duration of the piece.The performer then sings a pre-written song.- Ethan Wagner, In Memoriam Tony Clune, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613Performer tells audience to make constant cell phone ringtone sounds for duration of the piece.The performer then sings a pre-written song.- Ethan Wagner, In Memoriam Tony Clune, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno3:16
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 11: Music Lessonhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Try to teach an audience member how to play something incredibly difficult on an instrument that requires a bit of skill.

- Ethan Wagner, Music Lesson, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:48:22 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-11-music-lessonFLUXCONCERTTry to teach an audience member how to play something incredibly difficult on an instrument that requires a bit of skill.- Ethan Wagner, Music Lesson, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsTry to teach an audience member how to play something incredibly difficult on an instrument that requires a bit of skill.- Ethan Wagner, Music Lesson, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno2:37
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 12: Climax, Variationhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613Stage is completely dark.From offstage, slowly walking to center stage, performers begin speaking the following list of words clearly: matador, hermitage, slippery, contraband, bendy straw, typical, necrophile, doodly-squat, frankincense, boomerang, carapace, tropical, audience.Each performer begins on a different word and cycles through the list until all thirteen words have been uttered. The performers time the completion of the cycle to coincide with their arrival at center stage.Upon reaching center stage: lights up for one second and one performer crashes a pair of cymbals.Lights out.Performers whisper furiously while leaving the stage.

- Ethan Wagner, Climax, Variation, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:48:02 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-12-climax-variatiFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Climax, Variation, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsStage is completely dark.From offstage, slowly walking to center stage, performers begin speaking the following list of words clearly: matador, hermitage, slippery, contraband, bendy straw, typical, necrophile, doodly-squat, frankincense, boomerang, carapace, tropical, audience.Each performer begins on a different word and cycles through the list until all thirteen words have been uttered. The performers time the completion of the cycle to coincide with their arrival at center stage.Upon reaching center stage: lights up for one second and one performer crashes a pair of cymbals.Lights out.Performers whisper furiously while leaving the stage.- Ethan Wagner, Climax, Variation, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno0:58
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Movement 13: Crunching Thingshttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613One person crunching things: a sack of thirteen light bulbs, a clock, a box of Premium saltine crackers, cassette tapes. Performer drops The Bible on the light bulbs, crushes the clock with a mallet, sits on the crackers, steps on the tapes. All of these actions are done at the same time.

- Ethan Wagner, Crunching Things, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

More at http://www.fluxconcert.org

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:47:50 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert-20080613-movement-13-crunching-thingFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Crunching Things, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsOne person crunching things: a sack of thirteen light bulbs, a clock, a box of Premium saltine crackers, cassette tapes. Performer drops The Bible on the light bulbs, crushes the clock with a mallet, sits on the crackers, steps on the tapes. All of these actions are done at the same time.- Ethan Wagner, Crunching Things, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno0:19
FLUXCONCERT 20080613: Postlude: Resolutionhttp://www.fluxconcert.org/20080613All performers stand onstage with their instruments.  The conductor holds a pair of cymbals and cues each performer to start playing in piano.  Performers play a sound of their choosing from one of the sounds they had previously played during the concert.  When all instruments are sounding save one, the remaining performer tells audience to make constant cell phone ringtone sounds for duration of the piece.  The conductor demands a crescendo from the performers.  At the peak of the crescendo the conductor cuts the performers and cues them to sing the vowel sound “ah” for thirteen seconds.  The “ah” is cut and the performers are cued in again on the original sound in full volume.  The conductor crashes the cymbals ending the piece.

- Ethan Wagner, Resolution, 2008

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From FLUXCONCERT 20080613
An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movements

Drawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.

Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PM
Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.
Brooklyn, NY

FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.

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[email protected]Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:47:39 -0400ArtFluxusPerformanceMusicfluxconcert20080305-abridgedFLUXCONCERT- Ethan Wagner, Resolution, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsAll performers stand onstage with their instruments.  The conductor holds a pair of cymbals and cues each performer to start playing in piano.  Performers play a sound of their choosing from one of the sounds they had previously played during the concert.  When all instruments are sounding save one, the remaining performer tells audience to make constant cell phone ringtone sounds for duration of the piece.  The conductor demands a crescendo from the performers.  At the peak of the crescendo the conductor cuts the performers and cues them to sing the vowel sound “ah” for thirteen seconds.  The “ah” is cut and the performers are cued in again on the original sound in full volume.  The conductor crashes the cymbals ending the piece.- Ethan Wagner, Resolution, 2008--From FLUXCONCERT 20080613An original instruction-based musical concert in 13 movementsDrawing on the legacies of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Fluxus event scores, FLUXCONCERT 20080613 was a concert in 13 movements generated from 13 textual instruction sets written by Ethan Wagner.Instead of following musical notation, the ensemble of nine performers followed texts instructing musical actions to be performed, generating a musical evening of original composition, improvisation, and absurdist performance.June 13, 2008 | 8PMLumenhouse, 47 Beaver St.Brooklyn, NYFLUXCONCERT 20080613 was composed by Ethan Wagner. Artistic Direction by Perry Garvin. Performed by Ken Beasley, Anthony Clune, Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Perry Garvin, Ben Kerrick, Dave Millen, David Rager, Steve Unckles, and Ethan Wagner.More at http://www.fluxconcert.orgno2:57