New York: 1965. Two items used by a performer at the infamous Fluxorchestra concert at Carnegie Hall on September 25, 1965. The first is the performer’s copy of the Fluxorchestra Circular No. 2 [8 1/2 x 11", printed on recto only], issued in advance of the September 23rd rehearsal for the event. This is an emended example of the leaflet, with new directions written in ink in an unknown hand over the original score for for Yoko Ono's piece "4 Pieces for Orchestra for Lamonte Young." The original instructions as printed read ""Provisional instruction. It may be revised by conductor. a) upon first signal from the conductore each performers (sic) begins to rub a dowel, screwdriver, or file across the f hole of any string instrument which will be rpovided for that purprose or with an erasor (sic) on the surface of a wind instrument. Second signal will indicate termination."
Over this original instruction is written in blue ink "Exchange Tear Rub Peel Take Off." The last 4 of the handwritten words would become known as the score known as 4 pieces to La Monte Young.
The second item is a series of three folded sheets of receipt tape. On one of them a performer has written "We used this as a score in the Fluxus Orchestra at Carnegie Recital Hall - I played the violin."
The Circular Letter is heavily worn, soiled and has been folded several times, as if to fit in a pocket. The receipt score has been folded numerous times, and shows toning consistent with the age and purpose of the paper. A battered cache, but primary materials from one of the more influential happenings of the 1960’s. Item #29739