Fluxus: Fluxus Spotlight: Knowles/Ikeda

Fluxus: Fluxus Spotlight: Knowles/Ikeda
Alexandre Babel, percussionist
LA Percussion Quartet 
Alison Knowles, director (Make a Salad)
Joshua Selman, co-performer (Make a Salad)
Additional artists to be announced 

Alison Knowles first performed Proposition #2: Make a Salad in 1962 at a Fluxus concert at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Declared “New Music” by Cage and termed “Intermedia” by Dick Higgins, Knowles’ event score proposes the following: “Make a salad.” When Knowles performs it, she does precisely that, prepping and tossing a massive salad on a contemporary concert and serving it to everyone attending. Alison Knowles has since performed Proposition #2 at the Tate Modern, London; New York’s elevated High Line park; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and at the 798 Arts District in Beijing, among other venues that have hosted the piece due to its radical appeal. Proposition #2: Make a Salad will be performed again by Alison Knowles at Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 15, 2019, on a program that also features the world premiere of music for percussion by Ryoji Ikeda, featuring the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and Alexandre Babel, and commissioned by the LA Phil.

In partnership with the Getty Research Institute

Photo: Alison Knowles, Proposition #2: Make a Salad. 1962, Performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, October 1962

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Event Details

Feb 15, 2019
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles CA 90012