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Phil Corner «Piano Activities»
Phil Corner, «Piano Activities», 1962
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Wiesbaden | Germany

 Phil Corner
«Piano Activities»

Phil Corner's 'Piano Activities' was one of the pieces that raised the most scandal during the first, four-weekend-long series of Fluxus concerts in Europe. In a very free interpretation of Corner's score, George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Wolf Vostell and Emmett Williams proceeded over the course of several days to take to pieces a grand piano, after which they auctioned the parts to the audience. Not all the pieces performed during the festival were so spectacular, however. The series of concerts included works by Fluxus members as well as international composers (John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Richard Maxfield, Dieter Schnebel, Toshi Ichiyanagi, La Monte Young, George Brecht, and others). Pure tape compositions and films were on the programme, too.