Fluxus: Fluxconcert

Brace yourself for the wildest concert of the season!

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Program

  • Steve REICH: music for ensemble and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Esa-Pekka Salonen Commission Fund)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Christopher Rountree conductor
  • R. B. Schlather director
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Additional artists to be announced

About This Performance


Conducted by festival curator Christopher Rountree and directed by R. B. Schlather, this evening-long exploration of the Fluxus movement, staged throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall by the LA Phil, is one of the most ambitious undertakings of the orchestra’s 100-year career, and 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, the entire campus will be activated, with sound, light, and action emanating from throughout the building. It will be an evening of chance encounters, unexpected delights, and historic performances.

Performances include:

  • A rare performance of a two-hour section of La Monte Young’s The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China in the concert hall, directed by the composer, with lighting by Marian Zazeela
  • Guest artists and audience-members performing a selection of Fluxus scores by Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Ken Friedman, Benjamin Patterson, Christian Wolff, Christopher Rountree, R.B. Schlather, and Pauline Oliveros
  • An evening performance by the LA Phil and Roomful of Teeth in the concert hall featuring works by Yoko Ono, John Cage, Benjamin Patterson, Nam June Paik, La Monte Young, Dick Higgins, Luciano Berio, and the world premiere of Howl by Steven Kazuo-Takasugi

This is a not-to-be missed event in the history of the LA Phil, one designed to dissolve the perceived boundaries between audience, musician, and work. The entire campus will be activated, with sound, light and activity emanating from throughout the building. It will be an evening of chance encounters, unexpected delights, and historic performances.

In partnership with the Getty Research Institute
Photo credit: Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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