Apartment House plays Cage, Paik, Maciunas and more

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Past Event

This event was on 17 September, 8pm

For the first event in the Music for Museums season, London-based experimental music ensemble Apartment House performs a series of key Fluxus scores. Performed by Philip Thomas (piano), Lore Lixenberg (voice), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), the acoustic programme includes works by George Brecht, John Cage, Alison Knowles and Nam June Paik, among others.

With the performers dispersed throughout the space of the gallery and certain pieces realised simultaneously, the evening serves as an introduction to the pioneering artists and musicians who paved the way for the experimental practices showcased throughout this performance series.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts. This is a standing event, with limited seating provided on request.


Mieko Shiomi Disappearing Music for Face

Alison Knowles Shuffle

George Maciunas Homage to Philip Corner

Nam June Paik Solo for Violin

George Brecht Incidental Music

Emmett Williams Song of uncertain length

George Brecht Three Pieces for Piano

Dick Higgins Danger Music No. 17

Alison Knowles Shoes of Your Choice

John Cage Concert for piano and orchestra, Solo for cello, Aria


For the past 20 years Apartment House has been captivating audiences with its performances of experimental and contemporary music. The group has performed all over Europe, and is a firm feature on the British concert scene, with regular performances at Café Oto and a residency at the Wigmore Hall, London. Apartment House is the most frequently featured UK ensemble in the history of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and its John Cage portrait concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, won the group a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for outstanding contribution to Chamber Music and Song.

Conceived in association with: Guest Curator Tom Trevor.

In partnership with:
The Vinyl Factory



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