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  • FLUXCONCERT at Walt Disney Concert Hall – Full Program and Guest Artists Announced
  • Nov. 1, 2018
  • FLUXCONCERT at Walt Disney Concert Hall – Full Program
    and Guest Artists Announced

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

     A rare performance of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's The Melodic
    Version
    (1984) of The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown
    Transformer
    from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light

    John Cage’s Apartment House 1776 performed by Mia Doi Todd, Rodrigo
    Amarante, Dwight Trible, Odeya Nini, Andrew W.K., Joe Rainey Sr., Georgia
    Anne Muldrow and Roomful of Teeth

     Guest appearance by performance artist Richard Kennedy, "Kool-Aid" by
    mixologist Arley Marks

    Part of the LA Phil’s Fluxus Festival, in partnership with
    Getty Research Institute

     

    WHAT:
    On Saturday, November 17, the LA Phil will take a deep dive into the experimental and influential Fluxus movement with Fluxconcert, one of the largest Fluxus events ever to be put on by a major symphony orchestra. Designed to dissolve the perceived boundaries between audience, musician, and work, Fluxconcert will activate Walt Disney Concert Hall with sound, light, and action emanating from throughout the building. It will be an evening of chance encounters, unexpected delights, and historic performances including:

    A rare performance of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's The Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light, directed by Jung Hee Choi, composed by Young and with light design by Zazeela. This performance will start at 5PM in the Walt Disney Concert Hall auditorium.

    Guest artists including Richard Kennedy, Andrew W.K., Hannah Higgins, Fluxus scholars of the Getty Research Institute (including Curator, Modern & Contemporary Collections Nancy Perloff and Associate Director Marcia Reed) and more, plus audience members, perform a selection of Fluxus works in the Concert Hall’s interior and exterior spaces. Works will include Ken Friedman’s Sonata for Melons and Gravity (beginning at 4PM and ongoing until 8PM), Alison Knowles’ Nivea Cream Piece (at 7PM), Pauline Oliveros’ Rock Piece (at 7PM), and many more.

    An evening performance, starting at 8PM, by the LA Phil and Roomful of Teeth in the auditorium, features works by Yoko Ono, Benjamin Patterson, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Dick Higgins, Luciano Berio, and a world premiere by Steven Takasugi. John Cage’s Apartment House 1776 will be performed by guest vocalists Mia Doi Todd, Rodrigo Amarante, Dwight Trible, Odeya Nini, Andrew W.K., Joe Rainey Sr., and Georgia Anne Muldrow, plus the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

    A special "Kool-Aid" drink by mixologist Arley Marks will be available at Patina bars throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Fluxus was a wily, nebulous – and deeply influential – anti-establishment art movement that emerged in the 1960s. Comprised of an international collective of artists, composers, and poets, Fluxus aimed to collapse what it considered the false wall between art and life. The LA Phil’s Fluxus Festival is a survey curated by Christopher Rountree, in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, in which the often-humorous, frequently challenging music and performances of Fluxus will be presented on and off-site. This exploration will include a combination of live events, printed materials, and symposia, including surprise appearances, installations and performances throughout the LA Phil’s 2018/19 Centennial season.

    Full program details and guest artists for Fluxconcert are below:

    Walt Disney Concert Hall Interior and Exterior Spaces – 4 PM until 8 PM
    Christopher ROUNTREE: Commitment Booth (LA Phil commission)
    Ken FRIEDMAN: Sonata for Melons and Gravity
    Chris KALLMYER: Sonatas and Interludes (LA Phil commission)

    Walt Disney Concert Hall Auditorium – 5PM
    La Monte YOUNG and Marian ZAZEELA The Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light

    Walt Disney Concert Hall Interior and Exterior Spaces – 7PM
    Yoko ONO: Draw Circle Event, Laundry Piece, and Drinking Piece for Orchestra
    MACIUNAS: Solo for Conductor
    Alison KNOWLES: Wounded Furniture, Shoes of Your Choice, and Nivea Cream Piece
    Simone FORTI: Think about climate change
    PATTERSON: Scores from Methods and Processes
    Ken FRIEDMAN: Telephone Clock, Finale, and Explaining Fluxus
    Christian WOLFF: Collective Score, Sticks
    OLIVEROS: Rock Piece
    R.B. SCHLATHER: Karaoke

    Walt Disney Concert Hall Auditorium – 8PM
    PATTERSON: Overture III
    La Monte YOUNG: Composition 1960 #13 to Richard Huelsenbeck
    PAIK: One, for solo violin
    Yoko ONO: Wall Piece for Orchestra to Yoko Ono
    Steven TAKASUGI: Howl (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Esa-Pekka Salonen Commissions Fund)
    HIGGINS: The Thousand Symphonies
    CAGE: Apartment House 1776
    Luciano BERIO: Sinfonia

    For more info about Fluxus Festival please visit: laphil.com/fluxus

    WHO:
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Christopher Rountree conductor
    R. B. Schlather co-curator, director
    Elise McMahon installation designer
    Daniel Stermer assistant director
    Adam Larsen projection designer
    Roomful of Teeth
    Nathan Cole violin
    Arley Marks mixologist
    Additional artists to be announced

    CAGE Apartment House 1776 guest vocalists:
    Mia Doi Todd
    Rodrigo Amarante
    Dwight Trible
    Odeya Nini
    Andrew W.K.
    Joe Rainey Sr.
    Georgia Anne Muldrow

    La Monte YOUNG and Marian ZAZEELA : The Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light:
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    La Monte Young composer
    Marian Zazeela light artist
    Jung Hee Choi director

    Led by Charles Curtis and Ben Neill
    Charles Curtis cello
    Judith Hamann cello
    Ben Neill trumpet
    Stephen Burns trumpet
    C.J. Camerieri trumpet
    Erick Jovel trumpet
    Jonah Levy trumpet
    Stephanie Richards trumpet

    Walt Disney Concert Hall Interior and Exterior Spaces – 7PM
    Christopher Rountree
    Richard Kennedy
    Andrew W.K.
    Hannah Higgins
    Nancy Perloff
    Marcia Reed
    R.B. Schlather
    Additional performers to be announced

    Kate Nordstrum creative producer

    WHEN:
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 5PM

    WHERE:
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    TICKETS:
    Tickets for Fluxconcert are available at laphil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.

    Tickets for the 5PM performance of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's The Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light can be purchased separately (this $10 ticket is only valid for this one piece).

     

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213 972 3422
    Lydia Fong, lfong@laphil.org, 213 972 3689