Slave Pianos, An Evening With Slave Pianos, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, An Evening With Slave Pianos, Invitation

darren knight + lovers present an evening with slave pianos
neil kelly + rohan drape
danius kesminas + michael stevenson
15 may - 23 may
drinks + matinee performance from 4pm sat 15 may
bands from 7.3Opm
lovers
1/108 moor street fitzroy
4 — 7pm fri to sun
tel. 03 — 9417 0057

with barney mcall, adawo + anti-jazz — special guests jon campbell, craig fermanis, dave o’brien, tom zdanius — special thanks to latrobe music department

Slave Pianos, Music of the City, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, Music of the City, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, The Compromised Economy of Desire and Fear, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, China Art Objects Galleries: Slave Pianos, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, Songs of Life, Invitation

SLAVE PIANOS INTERNATIONALE BIENNALE 2000

SONGS OF LIFE

exposition/recitals of artists’ music and sound works

The Slave Pianos Internationale Biennale is an initiative of RMIT Gallery and The National Gallery of Australia, in partnership with The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and The Court House Hotel, North Melbourne.

15 JULY - 22 OCTOBER 2000

“…at best, a dubious tribute to a lot of important work by a lot of other artists.” Charles LeBelle (Frieze)

“…what you hear is what you see.” Peter Frank (L.A. Weekly)


Five International Pavillions:
Korean, Lithuanian, French, Swiss, Latvian
A LONG TALE WITH MANY NOTES
performed by DeFlocked String Quartet
Hope Csutoros violin Daniel Stefanski violin
Jenny Thomas viola Helen Mountfort cello
Saturday 15 July, 8pm free entry / pay bar +GST
RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall 344 Swanston Street Melbourne
Telephone +61 3 9925 1717 Facsimile +61 3 9925 1738
tram no 1 2 3 5 6 8 15 21 22 16 21 64 67 72
for the occasion of the closing of “Fluxus in Germany 1962–1994” followed by

Artists Party
as a tribute to Martin Creed and Owada
The Histrionics present ADAWO
Saturday 15 July, 9.30pm free entry / meals from $3.50 no GST
Court House Hotel 86 Errol Street North Melbourne 3051
Telephone +61 3 9329 5394 tram no. 57 50

Please note: The exhibition will not be available for viewing during the party.

APERTO
Cutting breaks from the Slave Pianos archive:
Graeme Leak electronics / percussion
DJ Shake’n’Bake turntables
Monday 17 July, 6.30pm entry fee $5/$3 conc. +GST
ACCA
Dallas Brooks Drive South Yarra Victoria 3141
Telephone +61 3 9654 6422 Facsimile +61 3 9650 3438
tram no 1 2 3 5 8 15 16 64 67 72

Australian Pavilion
NON-OBJECTIVE BRASS
ANTI-MUSIC performed by The Burley-Griffin Brass Band
Wednesday 26 July, 12 noon free entry
The Slave Piano performing daily until 22 October
NGA
Parkes Place Canberra 2600
Telephone +61 2 6240 6502 Facsimile +61 2 6271 2529
v line Canberra Link service, FireFly Service


SONGS OF LIFE Magdelena ABAKANOWICZ Vito ACCONCI Laurie ANDERSON John BALDESSARI John BARLEYCORN BECK Joseph BEUYS/Nam June PAIK Jonathan BOROFSKY Louise BOURGEOIS Glen BRANCA George BRECHT Lillian BUDD Christopher BURDEN David BYRNE Jonathan CAMPBELL Cornelius CARDEW Gunter CHRISTMANN M.C. CIURLIONIS Tony CLARK Philip CORNER Martin CREED DAMP Julian DASHPER Domenico De CLARIO Marcel DUCHAMP Jean DUBUFFET Phillip EDWARDS Terence FOX Katherina FRITSCH Marco FUSINATO Daniel GRAHAM Rolf HARRIS Jennifer HOLZER Keith HUMBLE Joe JONES Ilya KABAKOV Allan KAPROW Michael KELLEY Martin KERSELS Martin KIPPENBERGER Alison KNOWLES Barbara KRUGER Thomas LAWSON John LENNON/Paul McCarthy Richard LONG Bruce McLEAN ***fluxemblage*** George MACIUNAS Daniel MALONE/Martin POPPERWELL MARINETTI Jonas MEKAS MILKSTAR Thurston MOORE Herman NITSCH David PATTON Stephen PRINA Dieter ROTH Erik SATIE Kurt Merz SCHWITTERS Pat SCULL Alexander SELENITSCH Ross SINGLAIR SOLVER Richard SWALLOW TAKIS D.M.THOMAS/Hany ARMANIOUS Imants TILLERS Peter TYNDALL Ronnie Van HOUT Laurence WEINER Emmet WILLIAMS David WOJNAROWICZ La Monte YOUNG ZAJ ARTISTS

Slave Pianos, Aperto, Invitation

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The Voyage or Three Years at Sea (Part 2), September-October 2011

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The Voyage or Three Years at Sea (Part 2), September-October 2011

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Slave Pianos, Foreign Knowledge, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, Foreign Knowledge, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, Dissident Consonances, Invitation

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Slave Pianos, Dissident Consonances, Invitation

SLAVE PIANOS & the ASTRA CHOIR present:
DISSIDENT CONSONANCES or:
THE IRON CURTAIN, THE FLUX-LABYRINTH* & LITHUANIAN HOUSE or:
Chairman George Maciunas & President Vytautas Landsbergis
5pm Saturday 26 / 5pm Sunday 27 May 2007
Lithuanian House
44 Errol Street, North Melbourne

DISSIDENT CONSONANCES (2007) first performance. Based on the correspondence of Fluxus founder George Maciunas and Lithuania’s first post-Soviet Head of State, Vytautas Landsbergis. A multi-spaced performance through the foyers and halls of Lithuanian House:

  1. portal intervention, choir & mechanized piano recital
  2. play with speech-chorus & projections
  3. chamber concert with organ, voices, dances & games
  4. film with choir, multiple keyboards, cello & narration
  5. vodka pipeline organ, vodka jelly & potato pancakes

music, art, non-art, theatre, diaries, letters, poetry, testimonies, political writings, manifestos, film, dance, food, drink and other objects by SLAVE PIANOS, George Maciunas, Vytautas Landsbergis, Jonas Mekas, Leokadija Maciunas, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Jean DeMaque, M.K.Ciurlionis, Anonymous (14th Century), Ottavio Rinuccini, Keith Humble, George Brecht, Nam June Paik, Joseph Beuys, Larry Miller & Joe Jones

* “No morons, drunks, women (or men) wearing high heels, people with wooden legs – or those who don’t like elephants,” George Maciunas’ caution at the entrance to the FLUX-LABYRINTH, Berlin 1976


SLAVE PIANOS:
Danius Kesminas, Neil Kelly, Rohan Drape & Michael Stevenson
ASTRA CHOIR conducted by John McCaughey
actor: Richard Piper
narration: Alena Karazijiene OAM (Vytautas Landsbergis’ sister)
organ positive, organ portative, regal, harpsichord, celeste & pianos: Kim Bastin, Joan Pollock, Peter Dumsday & Elizabeth Anderson
cello: Caerwen Martin
dancing & games: Nerija Zemkalnis (Vytautas Landsbergis’ great-niece) & the MESSY ASPECT Folk Collage Theatre
vodka pipeline organ: Dave Nelson & Antanas Kesminas
vodka jelly & pancake chef: Dana Binkis & the Australian-Lithuanian Women’s Welfare Association
sound: Michael Hewes
production assistant: Angela Pamic manager: Bobbie Hodge

single ticket prices: FULL: $27 CONC: $15 (includes low income earners, seniors & Lithuanian Club members), STUDENT: $10. Arts workers charged double!** bookings: Tel: 03 9326 5424 or Email: astra@connexus.net.au

DISSIDENT CONSONANCES is a sequel to SLAVE PIANOS’ oratorio-theatre work TWO LIVES IN FLUX – AND VICE VERSA performed in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2004

** “I always charge double to artists, that’s what artists deserve. They are all phonies, you know!” Jonas Mekas recounting George Maciunas’ management of the Fluxus cooperative studio buildings in SoHo, New York in the late 1960’s

SLAVE PIANOS is represented by DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY, Sydney

The Gift - Redaction and Decontamination (Invitation)

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Slave Pianos, Sedulur Gamelan/Gamelan Sisters, Invitation

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Invitation: [pdf]

A Sedimentation of the Mind, National Gallery of Victoria

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A Sedimentation of the Mind, National Gallery of Victoria

A SEDIMENTATION OF THE MIND

Friday nights at Melbourne Now present:

Slave Pianos

A Sedimentation of the Mind

featuring:

8pm Friday 28th February
Exhibition space, Level 3
The Ian Potter Centre
NGV Australia
Federation Square
Free

Slave Pianos’ Gamelan Sisters plays music inspired by the work of 1960s earthworks artist Robert Smithson. While four musicians and an automated-gamelan play music inspired by Smithson’s drawings, Dr Chris McAuliffe will narrate the story of these ‘displacements’ from the American landscape to Federation Square.