Flux Concert

Artist(s): Various Artists

Date: March 24, 1979

On March 24, 1979, The Kitchen presented a two-part program dedicated to the work of various Fluxus artists. The programming began with the premiere of Alison Knowles’s “Natural Assembles and the True Crow.” For the piece, Knowles engaged in a dialogue with her own taped voice, which read aloud selections from various natural history books. Simultaneously, violinist Michael Goldstein provided an improvised score while dancer Jessie Higgins executed a number of one-movement phrases by following instructions on index cards. The second part of the night’s programming consisted of forty rapid performances—most sixty seconds or less—by various Fluxus members, including Yoko Ono, George Brecht, La Monte Young, and Nam June Paik. Ken Friedman and Larry Miller coordinated this portion of the event.

Participants included: Ay-O, Robert Bozzi, George Brecht, Phil Corner, Robert Filliou, Simone Forti, Peter Frank, Ken Friedman, Geoff Hendricks, Judith Herschman, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Joe Jones, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Takehisa Kosugi, Carla Liss, George Maciunas, Joan Matthews, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Takako Saito, Tomas Schmit, Chieko Shiomi, Gil Silverman, Yasunao Tone, Peter van Riper, Ben Vautier, Yoshi Wada, Robert Watts, Emmet Williams, and La Monte Young.