Archive of Benjamin Patterson

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Performance Works


Benjamin Patterson - Performance Works

 

·  Ants for Roden, 1960. Also known as “Ants.”

·       Paper Piece, 1960. Also known as "Papierstück"; "Paper Piece for Five Performers."

·       String Music for Double Bass, 1960

·       Lemons, 1960

·       Pavane for Flutes, 1961

·       A Disturbing Composition, 1961

·       Situation for Three Pianos, 1961

·       Décollage Piece for Wolf Vostell, 1961

·       Duo for Voice and A String Instrument, 1961. Also known as “Duo”; “Duo for Voice and String.”

·       Solo for Dancer, 1991·       

·       Septet  (from Lemons) , 1961. Also known as “Septet.”

·       Variations for Double Bass, 1961. Also known as “Variationen für Kontrabass. ”

·       Methods and Processes, 1962. Artist book

·       A Very Lawful Dance for Ennis, 1962. Also known as “A Very Lawful Dance”; “A Very Lawful Dance for Alice.”

·       Examination, 1963. Also known as “Final Examination.”

·       Tour, 1963

·       Notes for a Seminar, 1964

·       First Symphony, 1964. Also known as “Do You Trust Me?”; “Symphony No. 1.”

·       Instruction No. 2, 1964. Also known as “Please Wash Your Face.”

·       Lick Piece, 1964. Also known as “Licking Piece.”

·       How the Average Person Thinks About Art, 1983

·       Smokers’ Rights, 1988

·       Critical Encounters, 1988

·       Artist Greetings, 1988

·       A Pink Dinner, 1990

·       Carmen, 1990. Also known as “A Dozen for Carmen.”

·       Signature #1, 1990

·       Roasted Duck, 1992. Also known as “Ente.”

·       The Clinic of Dr. Ben, 1992

·       Overture (Version II., 1961/1964). Modified, 1992

·       Overture (Version III). Modified, Seoul, 1993

·       Beethoven’s 5 th,1993

·       Madame Butterfly, 1993

·       Tristan and Isolde, 1993

·       An Italian Symphony, 1994

·       Bolero, 1994

·       Fluxus Shopping Club, 1994

·       The Diaries of Orfeo and Eurydice, 1994. Also known as “The Diaries of Orfeo and Eudice,”; “The Diaries of Orpheus and Eurydice.”

·       How the Creative Process Works, 1995

·       Variations for Double Bass and Other Strings No. 2, 1995

·       Das Bahnhof Requiem, 1995

·       Nubbeltreffen, 1995

·       A Simple Opera, 1995-2008. Also known as “A Simple Opera for Emily”;  “#22, How to Tie a Windsor Knot”.

·       1000 Pints of Lite, 1996

·        Just in Time, 1997

·       The Future Makes Progress, 1997

·       Three Operas, 1997

·       World Weather, 1997

·       Der Meisterspargel von Nürnberg, 1998

·       The Creation of the World, 1998. Also known as “Blackjack for Drinkers.”

·       Lemons Revisited, 1998

·       Parzifal, 1999

·       Let There be Year 2000, 1999

·       The Hunt, 1999

·       A Clean Slate, 1999. Also known as “Colgate, J.S. Bach, etc.”

·       Rhein-Post, 2000. Also known as “Rhein Post.”

·       Sommernachtsträume, 2000

·       Film Music #2, 2000

·       King Lear, 2001. Also known as “King Lear: Allerlei.”

·       Napoleon in St. Helena, 2001

·       Symphony no. 6, 2001. Also known as “Symphony No. 6: Homage to Nam June Paik”; “Symphony No. 2.”

·       What is Fluxus? This is Fluxus, 2001. Also known as “Explaining Fluxus in Polish.”

·       Beethoven Slept Here, 2002. Also known as “Mieko, Please Follow Me.”

·       Ben’s Bar, 2002

·       Das Rheingold, 2002. Also known as “Rhein Gold”; “Das Rheingold - Ein Neuer Versuch.”

·       Kitchen Kitsch: An Opera, 2002. Also known as “Kitchen Opera”; “Don Giovanni - A Kitchen Opera.”

·       Swan Lake, 2002

·       Nano Fluxus, 2002-2008. Also known as “Nano Fluxus, or, Our Circus in a Box (2002-2008).

·       370 Flies, 2003

·       The Hunt, 2003

·       Festival at Baghdad, 2003

·       My Tone, Your Tone, His Tone, Her Tone, 2004. Also known as “It’s Me.”

·      Die Cookie Oper, 2005

·       Erster Wiesbadener Stadtkehr-Wettkampf, 2005

·       Firebird, 2005. Also known as “The Firebird for Dancer, Bird, Technician and Narrator”; “The Strange Mating and Nesting Habits of the Firebird.”

·       Fluxus Hot and West, 2006

·       Barber of Seville, 2007

·       I Learned My Trade in Sevilla, 2007

·       My Favorite Sin, 2008, Also known as “My Favorite Sin: Seven Deadly Sins.”

·      Liquid & Digits with Glowsticks, 2008

·       Poem No. 6, 2008

·       Golden Age of Fluxus, 2009

·       Letter to Margret Lang Tan, 2009

·       Towers, 2009.  

·       A Shaggy Dog Tale, 2009

·      Carnival des Animaux, 2009

·      Ants Revisited, 2010

·       Duo for Voice and a String Instrument (s), Arranged for Voice and String Quintet, 2010. Also known as “Duo”; “Duo for Voice and String.”

·       Give Me a Break: For Harp, Piano, and Double Bass,  2010

·       Itinerary: Paris, July 3, 1962, 2010

·       Message to Robert Filliou, 2010. Also known as “Message to Francesco” ; “Message to Nam June.”

·       Air Graffiti, 2010-2011

·       A Penny for Your Thoughts, 2011

·       Cloning Society…Recent Developments, 2011

·       Drone, 2011

·       Parkour: Tracing the Wormser, 2011. Also known as “Parkours”; “Parcours.”

·       What More Do You Want or Need, 2011

·       Prince Seeks Princess, 2012

·       American Studies: Seminar II (1965). Modified 2012

·       The Domovoi Project, 2013

·       Dr. Ben’s Waters, 2014

·       Dr. Ben’s Museum Waters, 2014

·       Dr. Ben’s Medicine Show, 2014. Also known as “Dr. Ben’s Fluxus Fountainhead Elixirs

·       Fuji, 2014

·       Picasso's Pig, 2015

·       What Happened on the 29th Day of the Merry Month of May, 2015. Also known as “75 Minutes Concert.”

 
 

Benjamin Patterson - Collaborations:

 

·       1993, with Dietmar Müller, “A Familiar Symphony”

·       1993, with Moss, Christiansen, Patterson, “Dust Out of Brain/Staub aus dem Gehirn”

·       1995, Kunstprozession in St. Georg, “Call Me”

·       1998, “Trading”

·       1998, with Mary Bauermeister, “Mary and Ben’s Lustspiel“

·       1999, with Annegret Heinl and Jan Steklík

·       2000, with Norbert Koszorski „Heine 2000: Wohnungslos am Rhein“

·       2002, with Emmett Williams, “Fluxus Mass”

·       2002, String Quartet No. 2 “Tell Me”

·       2003, “Zur Post: Ann’s Wunschbox”

·       2003, “Weinlesung”

·       2004, Untitled Performance during Arche Noah vom Rhein

·       2006/2008, with Keith Rowe, “The Titans”

·       2008, with Jozef Cseres, Hans w. Koch, Thomas Lehn, “Requiem für Einen Flügel”

·       2009, “A Bunch of Other Bad Boys”

·       2010, “A New Dance for Clifford Owens”

·       2012, with Chilo Eribenne “Rehabilitated Rock Chic”

·       2012, with Patrycja German and Joan Casellas “Nudes do not Descend, They Recline”

·       2013, with hans k. koch and Stefan Fricke, “Three Required Musics” (1971)

·       2015, performances with Rhodri Davies, Ben Patterson, Hockyfrilla

·       2015, with Grzegorz Plesznyski, Bydgoszcz, “Antidepressant Sound Academy”

·       2016, with Brandstifter, “Silent Refugee Night”

·       2016, with Joan Cassellas, “The Kaiser Plays Violin”