A Garden Party at Erik Andersch’s
– Solar Music by Joe Jones – 26 June 1983 (vinyl LP + book)
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published in December 2016
vinyl LP in gatefold PVC sleeve + book (29,7 x 21 cm) + poster + postcard
out of print
Music performance by Joe Jones's Solar orchestra recorded at a Erik Andersch's Garden party in 1983. This edition includes the reissue of a rare photographic book documenting the event, as well as a poster and a postcard.
On 26 June 1983, Joe Jones set up a solar orchestra in Erik Andersch's 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 brings together the recording and an A4-sized reproduction of Jones' book. It is presented in a gate-fold PVC sleeve. Right-hand side holds the LP, left-hand side holds the book, a poster, and a postcard.
Limited edition of 200 copies.
Joe Jones (1934-1993) is a New York musician and member of Fluxus
which he joined in 1963 after meeting Dick Higgins
and Alison Knowles. Jones is best-known for being the inventor of the music machines, a set of mechanical instruments used during experimental performances. In 1972 he produced John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album Fly
, and founded Fluxus Airlines with George Maciunas
. In the mid-eighties, Joe Jones also produced a series of computer-based short films called Fluxus Homes Movies