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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: A Garden Party
Format: LP + Book
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $48.00
"On June 26, 1983, Joe Jones set up a solar orchestra in Erik Anderschs garden in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Guests were invited for a dinner party to listen to the orchestra. The music was recorded and the event documented by various photographs that were published as a book by Jones in 1987 in an edition of 15 copies. The audio recording remained unreleased. This edition, titled A Garden Party, brings together the recording and an A4-sized reproduction of Joness book. It is presented in a gatefold PVC sleeve; Right-hand side holds the LP, left-hand side holds the book, a poster, and a postcard; Edition of 200." - Edition Telemark.
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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: Solar Music At Sierksdorf, Ostsee
Format: LP
Label: Edition Telemark
Country: Germany
Price: $34.00
"Solar Music by Joe Jones, performed and recorded early morning April 1, 1984, on the Baltic Sea beach of Sierksdorf in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. This recording was originally published as a tape by Edition Hundertmark in an edition of 15 copies and later reissued as a CD by ? Records. The original tap edition included seven photo prints and a title page which were missing from the CD and are reproduced here for the first time.
Edition of 200 in gatefold PVC sleeve. Right-hand side holds the LP, left-hand side holds a plastic bag with seven A5-sized photo prints on thick cardboard and the title page. Remastered sound." - Edition Telemark.
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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: In Performance
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown, Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing to the movements first yearbox alongside La Monte Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines -- drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata and orchestrations of the 19th and early 20th century to create self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion and woodwinds -- played through an elaborate (yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and tin foil. Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery of automated musical instruments generates the sounds on In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision and varied subtleties of natural motion -- not unlike Harry Bertoias sounding sculptures -- Jones machines produce richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the need for the performer entirely -- a cunning subversion of the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.

Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: Fluxus Aint Dead
Format: LP
Label: Jones, Joe
Country: Europe
Price: $20.00
"The music machines of legendary Fluxus artist Joe Jones are a paradox of prepared sounds voicing astoundingly human bursts of free-flight sonic caterwaul. Why is it that a roomful of musicians cant muster the sound of these music machines? The sounds herein could make tears flow like rivers from countless communal bangs. The sounds from this tape are so rare that many historians claim they dont exist. Jones orchestras were debuted on Yoko Onos Fly and he was a curio to the Beatles. Joe Jones left his home in Tucson Arizona, bought some California grass. Not him? Who cares. Bring the Noise." Very highly recommended!
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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: In Performance
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
Very limited repro of Fluxus artist Joe Jones first LP, originally issued by Harlekin Art, Weisbaden, in 1977. Its a cavernous free sound coming in somewhere between Alan Silvas Celestial Communication Orchestra and the A Band. His Tone Deaf Music Company, as he named his arsenal of homemade, self playing instruments, were also featured, musically and visually, on Yoko Onos Fly album. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: Meditations 18.2
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $45.00
"The New York artist Joe Jones first studied composition at the Hartnett Music School and started his career as a jazz drummer. Due to his white skin, however, there were few jobs for him in this field in the early sixties, since New York only had two active jazz clubs at that time. Because of this Jones began to study experimental composition under John Cage and Earle Brown in 1960. Through his teachers he got acquainted with Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles. When Higgins and Knowles travelled to Europe in 1962 to participate in several Fluxus Festivals, Jones rent their studios. Here he developed his first music machines, with which he was very successful from the beginning. Since 1963 Jones participated in the Fluxus-movement and took part in a number of performances with his music machines. In 1963 he performed at the Yam festival in New Brunswick for the first time, a year later he performed at the Avantgarde music festival in New York. Many exhibitions and actions in New York and Nice followed until Jones opened his own Music-Store in New York in 1969. In 1972 he produced the album Fly together with John Lennon and Yoko Ono and founded the Fluxus-Airline with George Macunias. At that time he settled down in Europe; he lived in Amsterdam, Asolo (Italy), Berlin and Wiesbaden and exhibited worldwide in galleries and museums. In 1980 Jones was a guest of the DAADs Berlin artist program, before he took up residence in Düsseldorf and Wiesbaden. Since the mid-eighties Jones produced short films with his computer, the so-called Fluxus-Home-Movies, and he also devised larger orchestra-like installations with his music machines. His busy exhibition schedule remained unchanged: In 1988 his works could be seen at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, in 1992/93 there was a big touring exhibition with stops in Helsinki, Nuremberg, Rotterdam and Wuppertal. In addition to that his music machines have been represented in the worldwide exhibition Fluxus in Deutschland since 1995, which could be seen in Gera, Budapest, Istanbul, Brünn, Copenhagen, Athens, Tel Aviv and Warsaw so far; further stops are planned for Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa until 2002." - Ketterkunst. Reissue of limited edition cassette release featuring live recordings from 1989. Edition of 150 copies on white vinyl with biographical insert and full color cover.
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