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  George Brecht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Brecht (born Halfway, Oregon, United States 1924) was an early Fluxus artist.
Brecht studied at John Cage's New York School for Social Research in 1958 and 1959.
Brecht was associated with the Fluxus artists of the 1960s including, Daniel Spoerri, Dick Higgins, and others.
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 The Fluxus Blog » George Brecht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
George Brecht was one of the early members of Fluxus in the United States.
Brecht was one of the students attending John Cage's New School of Social Research in 1958 and 1959.
Brecht was prescient in anticipating the core concepts of post-modernism while living in the midst of the modern era.
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Brecht draws inspiration from the natural and linguistic sciences, from philosophy and particularly oriental philosophy in order to get to know other ways of thinking.
Sauerbier captures the essence of Brecht's work when he writes in this context: "Signs are not things but relationships and references; the meaning of signs (…) and the meaning of objects (…) are two different things." In this sense Brecht reworked maps, postcards, playing cards, plates from books, clothes stands and chairs.
H.D. Sauerbier, George Brecht, in: Künstler, Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, München 1988.
www.museenkoeln.de /ausstellungen/mlu_0111_wuensche/english/brecht.html   (285 words)

 Descendants of Kuntz Brecht
BRECHT was born 1565 in Neudorff Karlsrue, Baden, Germany, and died 1612.
Brecht acquired by purchase from the Penns two other tracts of land in the same neighborhood, one of 100 acres, and the other of 64 acres, making the extent of his landed estate about 250 acres, and the patent is dated November 27, 1749 and duly recorded in Patent Book, Vol.
Brecht concludes to give up his farm and on the 11th of May of that year he sells his estate of 246 acres and allowance which he had bought from the Penns to Yost Hoff man for 1200.
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 RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, THE - play - Al Pacino's Loft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Brecht's haunting and sometimes sardonic lines, as interpreted by a star-studded cast of 32 actors playing more than 50 roles, reinforce one another in a kind of theatrical symphony rarely seen on the New York stage these days.
Brecht's parable of a small-time Chicago mobster's rise to power, written in 1941, is a thinly veiled parody of Hitler's coup in Germany in the early 1930s.
Brecht had seen a few gangster movies on a visit to New York in the mid-1930s, and thought their power usable for his purposes.
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 George BRECHT - Artpool Fluxus Library
Brecht, George: Fluxus Has Fluxed, in: Friedman, Ken (ed.): Fluxus, White Walls.
Brecht, George: Project in Multiple Dimensions, in: Stiles, Kristine - Peter Selz (eds.): Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art.
Lebeer, Irmeline: [Interjú George Brecht-tel], in: Tolvaly Ernô - Lengyel András (eds.): Kortárs Képzômûvészeti Szöveggyûjtemény, A and E '93 Kiadó, Budapest, 1992, 196-204.
www.artpool.hu /Fluxusbibliography/Brecht.html   (372 words)

 Brecht on Brecht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
For all the idolatry bestowed on the legacy of Bertold Brecht-he is, after all, one of the few 20th-century figures given his own adjective-rarely (if ever) does the German playwright get much credit for his sense of humor.
Beneath a giant portrait of Herr Brecht, and framed by set designer Merope Asche's scenic collage of props, platforms, and garments, the ensemble of both sighted and blind actors wove together the numerous episodes of Brecht on Brecht with agile clarity.
Brecht's revolutionary theories on acting and his wry commentary on Hollywood's film industry were dismissively presented only as lampoons of egotistical show people.
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 Bertholt Brecht
Brecht attempted to develop a new approach to the the theatre.
Brecht's plays reflected a Marxist interpretation of society and when Adolf Hitler gained power in 1933 he was forced to flee from Germany.
Brecht was one of those named and after giving evidence to the House of Un-American Activities Committee, where he denied being a member of the American Communist Party, he left for East Germany.
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Michael 2.JOHANN STEPHAN BRECHT 1.JOHANN BRECHT Johann Stephan Brecht, a son of Johann and Anna Katarina (Hoffman) Brecht, was born in Baden February 17, 1692 and died near Lancaster, PA September 24, 1747.
George was listed in Augusta County's first district in 1800 as the owner of three horses.
I further order my son George Bright to pay fifty pounds after my death out of the said land which is willed to him to be equally divided between my five daughters of their heirs.
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 Against Participation... Chapter 10.
George Brecht was responsible for several displaced-use compositions.
In January 1964, Brecht was in a show at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford which was extraordinary for including so many artists who would rise to the top in the second half of the century.
Brecht could equally well have said, to make a work which cannot possibly be considered brain surgery.
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 Fluxus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fluxus (from "to flow") is an art movement noted for the blending of different artistic disciplines, primarily visual art but also music and literature.
Fluxus was loosely organized in 1962 by George Maciunas (1931-78), a Lithuanian-American artist who had moved to Germany to escape his creditors.
Most notorious are the Fluxus performance pieces or "Event Scores" such as George Brecht's Drip Music.
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 Metro Pulse/Backstage/Brecht Files
Knoxville and playwright George Tabori have two things in common—each is hard to classify and each is only marginally aware of the other.
The Brecht File is about the constriction of freedom, or about the attempt to constrict it, and about the collision of art and politics.
Their work has both its comic and tragic moments, but one agent struggles to understand what Brecht's work is doing, how it's art, while the other agent tangles with his role as a spy in democratic America.
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JOHANNES MICHAEL5 BRECHT was born May 30, 1706 in Schriessheim, Mannheim, Baden, Germany, and died September 13, 1794 in Reading, Berks Co., PA. He married MARGARETA SIMONE April 1728 in Berks Co., PA. She was born 1708, and died 1778.
GEORGE BRIGHT (PETER, PETER BRECHT/BRIGHT, JOHANNES/JOHANN BRECHT, JOHANNES, BALTHASAR, CRISTOPH(ER) (KUNTZ), KUNTZ) was born December 12, 1784 in Shenandoah Valley, VA, and died September 06, 1864 in Falls Township, Hocking Co., OH.
In the obituary of George and Frances' daughter in 1861, in the Gospel Visitor, it says that Frances is the sister of Benjamin and Joseph Bowman of Linville Creek.
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For an interesting comparison of Brecht's and Vautier's views on these matters, the reader is referred to "A Conversation About Something Else: an Interview with George Brecht by Ben Vautier and Marcel Alocco," in Martin, An Introduction to George Brecht's Book of the Tumbler on Fire, pp.
George Brecht points out that "(Editorial)" was added to the title by George Maciunas in keeping with the newspaper format of cc V TRE, but it is not a component of the work itself.
George Brecht, "From Project in Multiple Dimensions," in Martin, An Introduction to George Brecht's Book of the Tumbler on Fire, p.
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 The Fluxus Blog - Fluxus Information and Fluxus Musings
George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Allison Knowles, and Emmet Williams, among others also performed at this event.
George's insistent attempts to dictate the terms of Fluxus while simultaneously encouraging as many artists as he could to join him, instead had the effect of causing Fluxus to slip away from him.
For Dick, for George Maciunas, and for me, Fluxus is more valuable as an idea and a potential for social change than as a specific group of people or a collection of objects.
digitalsalon.com /weblog/archives/archive_2005-w16.php?...&year=2005   (3847 words)

 Water Yam by George Brecht
And his classroom assignments led to instructions for events and performances that yielded some of the most important intermedia activity of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Out of the Cage class came the kind of event cards for which Fluxus would become well-known, an evocative form whose power is best appreciated in the 1959-66 works of George Brecht published by the movement's impresario George Maciunas in a box called
Six Exhibits ("ceiling, first wall, second wall, third wall, fourth wall, floor") (fig.2) and Egg ("at least one egg"), Brecht applied to objects and physical situations the freedom of execution and openness to serendipity that is the hallmark of a Fluxus performance.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/cutandsplice/water_yam.shtml   (196 words)

 George Brecht will give you another perspective
If you want to challenge your imagination, relax and be an artist together with George Brecht.
For there is a music whever there is a harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.
Music through all its expressions, whether we are talking about blues, folk, traditional, new age, jazz, romantic, march or country&western, pop, soul and R&B, reggae, latin, folk and traditional, is the only thing that can adorn the reality.
www.wonderful-people.com /Music/Artists/MArtistsB/index5/Babby22207.htm   (243 words)

 Poèmes à petite vitesse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
In 1963, he put on show 13 prepared television sets -and thus it was that video art was invented.
George Maciunas was the main instigator of the international grouping of artists which, in the 1960s and 1970s, under the name of "Fluxus", set about producing a playful redefinition of the relationship between art and life.
In 1964, he was present when G. Maciunas, A. Kaprow, G. Brecht, J. Beuys, Y. Ono, J. Lennon and others put on performances.
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 Robert Watts
Brecht's reminiscences provide an excellent insight into the collaboration that went on among the New York metropolitan area cultural community of the time.George Brecht:...The Yam Festival was an on-going series of objects and performances Bob Watts and I put together.
George Brecht: He was a former engineer turned artist and teaching art.
Even so, he became one of the closest colleagues of George Maciunas, whose tastes ran to Spike Jones, vaudeville flout and a raunchy bathroom humor poised halfway between the farting contests of the Zen onasteries and the toilet humor of British television comedy.
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 Museet for Samtidskunst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
He studied at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science from 1946 to 1950 and in 1958–9 attended the class in Experimental Composition given by John Cage at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Like fellow students soon associated with the PERFORMANCE ART events known as Happenings and with the emergence of the FLUXUS movement, Brecht was influenced by Cage’s dissolution of boundaries between art, poetry, music, literature and theatre and by the role of chance and play in the creative act.
Brecht, George & Filiou, Robert: Games at the Cedilla, or the Cedilla takes off.
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 Fluxus West Collection - The University of Iowa Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Poster for two performances by Sebdi (Michael Milure, George Montana, and Freewheelin Frank), one in Berkeley and one in San Francisco, 1967.
George Brecht -- Deck by George Brecht/ A Fluxgame, circa 1966.
George Brecht -- white shirt with drawings on it, no date.
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 George Brecht ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Self-portrait George Henry Harlow (British, 1787-1819)Oil on canvas; 30 x 25 in.
George Miller, Tall case clock Chippendale, tall, engraved clock face, clockworks by George Miller, circa 1770
George Houston, Cover of "Twelve Etchings By George Houston", with notes by Neil Munro, 19th - 20th century
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 AllRefer.com - Kurt Weill (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
More popular than these, however, was his melodious Dreigroschenoper (1928), a modern version of John Gay's Beggar's Opera, with book by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated and adapted by Marc Blitzstein as The Threepenny Opera, it was first produced in New York City in 1933; revived in 1954, it ran for more than six years and has become one of the classics of the musical stage.
Brecht was also the librettist of Weill's satiric opera Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny [rise and fall of the city Mahagonny] (1927; revised and expanded 1930).
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 George Brecht -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
George Brecht -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Brecht was associated with the Fluxus artists of the 1960s including, (Click link for more info and facts about Daniel Spoerri) Daniel Spoerri, (Click link for more info and facts about Dick Higgins) Dick Higgins, and others.
He worked with artists such as (United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)) John Cage, (Click link for more info and facts about Ray Johnson) Ray Johnson, (Click link for more info and facts about Ken Friedman) Ken Friedman, and (Click link for more info and facts about Alison Knowles) Alison Knowles.
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 George Brecht Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
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 Brecht on Brecht, Information
This fall, the Four Humours Theatre Company kicks off its inaugural season with George Tabori’s groundbreaking Brecht on Brecht, a portrait of the iconoclastic playwright painted with his own words.
Selections from Brecht’s plays, essays, poetry and musicals are woven together with excerpts from his testimony before McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee to form a seamless tapestry of his life, politics, art, and exile.
In these politically charged times, there is an eerie prescience in his views on censorship, political resistance, warfare, and the mediocrity of popular entertainment, and his interrogation as a suspected communist before HUAC feels frighteningly immediate in light of current events
www.crescentcitychronicles.net /PRESS_RELEASES/Brecht_on_Brecht.htm   (249 words)

 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
But the most telling evidence for Brecht's authorship of The Threepenny Opera is...
Continent there has been a renewal of interest in Brecht, highlighted by an international conference on Brechtian studies at the Theater Institute of Barcelona...
The central figures are George Garga, an impoverished bookseller...
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 George Brecht will raise your adrenalin
If you want to challenge your destiny, relax and let yourself conquered by George Brecht.
Music through all its expressions, whether we are talking about blues, folk, traditional, new age, jazz, romantic, march or country&western, pop, soul and R&B, reggae, latin, folk and traditional, is the only thing that can transform the world we are living in.
If you want to challenge your destiny, dream on and enter in the depths of your imagination together with George Brecht.
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