The Getty Center

LA Phil Fluxus Festival:
Fluxus Learning Event


Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium & Central Garden
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Leading Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will use the Getty's extensive archives of Fluxus-related ephemera (including original scores) to present the movement in its historical context for an illustrated talk titled Fluxus: Historical Origins and Contemporary Resonances. Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson's Instruction No. 2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, and Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the outdoor setting of the Central Garden.

Fluxus was a wily, nebulous – and deeply influential – anti-establishment current founded in the 1960s. An international collective of artists, composers, and poets, Fluxus aimed to collapse what it considered the false wall between art and life. In a survey curated by Christopher Rountree in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute and the LA Phil, the often-humorous, frequently challenging music and performances of Fluxus will be presented on and off-site, including an orchestral subscription concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Fluxus Festival will include a combination of live events, printed materials, and symposia, including surprise appearances, installations and performances throughout the LA Phil's 2018/19 centennial season. Learn more at

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