What: A panel discussion, concert & art exhibition presented by Other Minds
When: September 17th, 7PM–9:00PM (panel discussion at 7PM, concert at 8PM)
How Much: $20 general admission, $15 students, $35 for a two-event pass
What Else: Advance tickets can be purchased here.
Other Minds presents Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fluxus. Part of a three-day series of events, the performance on Saturday, September 17th at SOMArts features a concert by Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins, author of the book Fluxus Experience. Knowles and Higgins will perform works by Knowles, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, La Monte Young and more. The event will be preceded by a panel discussion with the performing artists at 7PM, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian.
Accompanying the event will be a small exhibition in the SOMArts main lobby, curated by Other Minds, which includes new realizations of old Fluxus pieces (the scores sometimes result in physical objects), and a small store of interesting books and other Fluxus documents for sale.
Fluxus performances typically don’t have any conventional instruments, at least not played in any conventional ways. They are a blend of performance art, theater, and music, but usually in a very stark and humorous sense. The type of performances usually associated with Fluxus are really precursors to performance art.
The evening’s event is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.
Inspired by John Cage’s classes in experimental composition at the New School, Fluxus was first named and organized in 1961 by Lithuanian-born artist George Maciunas. Over the past 50 years the word Fluxus has represented both a group of artists and an artistic philosophy; its ethic of exploration, simplicity and absurdity has catalyzed a host of radical and untraditional forms including happenings, performance art, video art, mail art, and intermedia performance. Fluxus works continue to prove that ideas are one thing and what happens is SOMETHING ELSE.
About Other Minds:
Other Minds is a global New Music community where composers, students and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers all over the world.