Fluxusboks: Boks 2008-2013

Boks 2008-2013 is a “box set” collecting all the Fluxusboks showsBoks-open.jpg from September 2008 until May 2009 on a USB stick in a wooden box, including 30 minutes all new Fluxusboks. That’s 9 hours of noise, drones, rhythms, voices, babble, sample jamming and a lot more. It was released on September 3, 2013, exactly 5 years after the first airing of the “Herpa hadet-sang” episode.

The opening jingle to each show contains a sample of “The Start” by Deborah Tyzio (The Land of Deborah). It was initially used unsolicited (for the airing of the shows), but Deborah has kindly approved of its use on this release.

Catalog number, issues, releases


The usb-in-a-box was released on the label Eonel Sound, on September 3, 2013, with catalog number ES0025USB. The box was hand carved wood, painted black and with the Fluxusboks logo stickered to it.

The album might or might not be released digitally, meaning, in this case, available for download on the internet.

Tracklist and time


1. September 3, 2008 «Herpa hadet-sang» (30:00)
2. September 10, 2008 «Fuglesang» (30:00)
3. September 17, 2008 «Busstur» (30:00)
4. October 1, 2008 «Klapp» (30:00)
5. October 8, 2008 «Støyerstreker» (30:00)
6. October 15, 2008 «Tilfeldige lydfiler» (30:00)
7. October 22, 2008 «Stemmen min» (30:00)
8. October 29, 2008 «Klamydia» (30:00)
9. November 5, 2008 «Kaossbokss» (30:00)
10. January 21, 2009 «Children» (30:00)
11. January 28, 2009 «Samplejam» (30:00)
12. February 25, 2009 «Laget i døve» (30:00)
13. March 4, 2009 «Døve prosesseringer av et pianosample» (30:00)
14. March 11, 2009 «Babbel» (30:00)
15. April 15, 2009 «Mammuuuuuuuuuut» (30:00)
16. April 22, 2009 «Theremin, theredin» (30:00)
17. May 13, 2009 «Fra barnemunn» (30:00)
18. May 13, 2013 «Familiejam» (30:00)

Total time: 9:00:00

Personnel


Eth Eonel – main performer and mixing, mastering

The Land of Deborah – performer on a sample used in the intro, all tracks
Random people on the bus – chit-chat on track 3
Random co-workers at Radio Revolt – clapping and voices on tracks 4 and 10
Trondheim Thereminorkester – source material on track 16
Random children at a kindergarten – chit-chat on track 17
Melissa Øvrid Surlandsen – various instruments on track 18
Angelica Øvrid Flatlie – various instruments on track 18
Viktoria Øvrid Holter – various instruments on track 18

Musical and lyrical concepts


The concept behind the radio show Fluxusboks was in many ways nothing more than to make an “unlistenable” radio show, or to make “anti radio”. Drawing influence from the Fluxus movement and their fluxus boxes, Eth tried to make “art amusement”, and echoes the words of George Maciunas in the intro to each show: “Art-amusement must be simple, amusing, unpretentious, concerned with insignificances, require no skill or countless rehearsals, have no commodity or institutional value.”
Releasing it will probably not add much of a “commodity” to it. It is not released for profit. It is released for the value of its history, though insignificant.

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