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List of works
Lament
Fluxus Boxes
Vent
Moot
Sanctum
Hot Flush
Parabola
Tableaux
Desire Lines
JENNY JACKSON
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I composed Fluxus Boxes in 2007 when I was exploring the inherent theatricality of musical performance, and non-linear forms of notation. The initial idea for writing the piece came from a visit to an exhibition of art work by members of the Fluxus art movement, most active during the 1960s. George Maciunas described his work as "...a fusion of Spike Jones, vaudeville, gag, children's games and Duchamp." I liked the sense of fun and the idea that even the smallest event could be turned into a performance.
In keeping with the ethos of Fluxus, the wind orchestra players in my piece follow descriptions of performance events which are sometimes bizarre and non-musical. Many result in a musical outcome, however. It is a tongue-in-cheek piece in which the ‘wind’ players may not get to ‘blow’ a note, and it also pokes fun at the stereotype of wind players who may only get a few bars to play in a piece.
[S]urge
Five Dances
Torque
© 2015 Tom James, Tom Owen, Jenny Jackson & Chris Noble.
JENNY JACKSON
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Surface Tension
Fluxus Boxes