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wed 1 may 2013 11:00 

Musical freedom by the Maciunas Ensemble.

The  Maciunas Ensemble is one of the first experimental improvisation ensembles from the Netherlands. In 1968 Paul Panhuysen founded the Maciunas Ensemble together with Jan van Riet and Remko Scha. The ensemble still meet regularly to play sessions, mostly in their home town Eindhoven. The common theme is constantly the score of ‘Music for Everyman’ by fluxus artist George Maciunas. The musical experiments are not bound to any fixed rules, in the spirit of Marciuna’s score. Fluxus performance, minimal music, drastic improvisations and experimental folk, it all comes together in the Maciunas Ensemble. Last year a CD box with old recordings from the period 1968-1980 was released and in this Theme you will hear a generous selection from this collection of eleven CDs.

Maciunas Ensemble 1968-1980:

1. ‘Untitled 02.04.1968’ (Free Community of the Global City of Peace and Pleasure) op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 1)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
2. ‘Untitled December 10, 1972’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 4)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
3. ‘La Guitare Indienne, May 6, 1973’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 4)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
4. ‘Excursion (Ramble), March 23, 1975’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 6)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
5. ‘The Final Agreements of Helsinki, June 26, 1977’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 7)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
6. ‘Heavy Berates, May 1979’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 10)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box
7. ‘Untitled June 1980’ op Maciunas Ensemble: The Archives Part 1, 1968-1980 (CD 11)
Apollo Records ACD 091220-091230 CD-box

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