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JOE JONES

IN PERFORMANCE

ETATS UNIS


Format: LP
Cata No: ETAT05
Barcode: 855985006758
After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown,
Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing
to the movement’s first “yearbox” alongside La Monte
Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in
late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines
– drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata
and orchestrions of the 19th and early 20th century to create
self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion
and woodwinds – “played” through an elaborate
(yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and
tin foil.
Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery
of automated musical instruments generates the sounds
on In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the
Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision
and varied subtleties of natural motion – not unlike Harry
Bertoia’s sounding sculptures – Jones’ machines produce
richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of
paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to
the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the
need for the performer entirely – a cunning subversion of
the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius.
Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl.

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