PATTERSON, BEN - BORN IN THE STATE OF FLUX/US (2CD)


"Published for the opening of Ben Patterson first large retrospective exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, this double CD anthology includes both historical recordings taken from the "Early Works", from "370 Flies" CDs as well as the first digital version of the no longer available LP titled "A Fluxus Elegy" and a previously unpublished track. The first CD starts with the first ever recording of "Ants" (1960), one of ben Patterson first graphic scores, pre-dating the Fluxus group. Also included in this CD are two essential 1961 documents: "Duo For Voice And A String Instrument" and "Variations for Double-bass", both recorded in concert at the Galerie Parnass in 1962; Two more tracks titled "Paper Piece" (1960), the work that cut the umbilical cord to all of the author's previous classical and contemporary musical training and experience and "Pond" (1962), a piece that reminds of Richard Maxfield's electronic music with voice collage. The second CD includes more recent works as "A Simple Opera" (1995), a repetitive hommage to Emmett Willons on his 70th birthday; "370 Flies" (2003) for electronic loops and voice; as well as "A Fluxus Elegy" (2006), based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa. Edition limited to 200 copies in silkscreened digipack sleeve, including a 4 page folded insert with liner notes, original score as well as performance photos and program from the 1962 concert at Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal." (label info)
in stock | IT| 2010| ALGA MARGHEN | 34.90


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