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Fluxus Events (Music)

Opera Instruction

An occurrence or part of an occurrence is recorded and played back.

Eric Andersen, 1961

Opera Instruction

The following frequencies are played as piano frequencies: (all C's simultaneously on the piano, etc.) C - D flat - D - E flat - E - F - G flat - G - A flat - A - B flat - B

Eric Andersen, 1961

Piece for Ben Patterson

Construct a piano with the treble on the left ascending to the bass on the right. Play all the old favorite classics.

Albert M. Fine, Date unknown

Opera Instruction

1 Select some objects which address themselves to your acoustic imagination.
2 Play with them according to a predetermined system.

Eric Andersen, 1961


Conductor wraps his baton with paper and string. Performers wrap their instruments.

Genpei Akasegawa, Date unknown

Danger Music Number Seventeen

Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream! Scream!

Dick Higgins, May 1962

Sanitas No. 151

250 nails are hammered.

Tomas Schmit, Date unknown

Sanitas No. 151, Fluxvariation 1

All the piano keys of a chromatic scale are nailed down.

Tomas Schmit, Date unknown