FLUXUS, MUSIC-ACTION AND ITS QUALITIES
FLUXUS’TA MÜZİK-EYLEM VE NİTELİKLERİ

Author : Hale Birgül AKÇAKMAK
Number of pages : 180-191

Abstract

Fluxus offers the most unusual experiences with actions which question all paradigms of art in 20th century art circles. The most important element of fluxus performances is that it is based on experience. They can be realized collectively or individually. The performances are mainly focused on thinking about the controlled view of traditional models from a single perspective. In this context, we encounter approaches that disrupt the traditions and structure of music. Early fluxus performances treat music as a form of action in the context of its relation to instantness and time. It should be noted that the relationship between music and action occupies an important place in the early fluxus, a period in which artists such as John Cage and his student George Brecht displayed their experimental and interdisciplinary tendencies, more accurately, an understanding of melting interdisciplinary boundaries. In this study, the characteristics of music and action in fluxus are investigated by focusing on the performances and events of early fluxus and 1961-1964 time period.

Keywords

Fluxus, Cage, Brecht, Music and action

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