Monday, November 24, 2008

Fluxus in Aberystwyth

As unlikely as it might sound a Fluxus concert took place at Aberystwyth in 1968. Artist Brian Lane along with a group of collaborators called First Dream Machine staged a three-day feast of Fluxus. There was a 12-hour concert of electronic music, which included a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen; an international graphics exhibition; and a Total Theatre session. The focal point of the festival, though, was a concert in which, now classic, Fluxus scores by the likes of George Maciunas, Ben Vautier, George Brecht and Chieko Shiomi, were performed.

To mark the 40th anniversary of this seminal avant-garde happening, some of the events are to be re-staged in Aberystwyth. Local artists will perform their own interpretation of the original Fluxus scores on Saturday, November 29, 8-10pm, at the Castle Theatre. Just by being there you will instantly become one of the coolest people in west Wales - so don't miss it.

Admission is free. You can book tickets here.