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OPEN ARCHIVE #2 // Performance // Ben Patterson

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'Paper Piece' was performed during Alga Marghen Label Night #2 // 03.12.2010 @ ARGOS. Ben Patterson on 'Paper Piece' - "This work cut the umbilical cord to all of my previous classical and contemporary musical training and experience. The process had begun during my first encounter with John Cage at Mary Bauermeister's 'Contre Festival' (May 1960 in Cologne). Three months later, my reaction to the first performance of Stockhausen's 'Kontakte' made the completion of this process an urgent necessary. 'Paper Piece' was completed in September 1960 and received its first performance at Galerie Lauhus, Cologne on May 14, 1961. However, despite my reasonably precise instructions (see score reproduced here: http://www.artnotart.com/fluxus/bpatterson-paperpiece.html), beginning with the first Fluxus festival concerts in 1962, 'Paper Piece' grew a life of its own. It literally began enveloping and involving entire audiences in a wonderfully messy happening." (artist statement from Alga Marghen press release) _______________________________________________________________________________________ ARGOS centre for art and media presents OPEN ARCHIVE #2 30.10 - 11.12.2010 @ ARGOS for more info, visit http://www.argosarts.org/