|On the location of the international Fluxus Festival in Wiesbaden 1992, fluxus artist Joe Jones and Chicken to Kitchen created a concert programme. The CD presents the sounds of Jones´s music machines, his spoken texts and his song improvisations, fused with contemporary electronics of Chicken To Kitchen. It became Joe Jones´last bequest, since he died during the recordings. The CD comes with a booklet containing photos, text and documentations. As a memento of Joe Jones and a pleasure for his friends and collectors.
During the International FLUXUS Festival 1992 in Wiesbaden, FLUXUS artist Joe Jones and the music group Chicken to Kitchen worked out seven pieces, a concert program, which was performed during a six week period in a former restaurant, an empty and desert place at that time. The pure ambiente and the large space inspired us to create an individual sound atmosphere. Joe wrote the lyrics and the band composed the music arrangements, mainly at night, because during daytime, hundreds of people walked around, listening to the music of the SOLAR MUSIC ORCHESTRA and enjoying all the other exhibited music machines. The listeners and visitors response to our music was very enthusiastic, thus encuraging us to record our work in a studio after finishing of the MUSICSTORE events. The subsequent CD production was suspended because Joe died, just before the recording day in february 1992.
FLUXSAINTS is a collage based on the live recordings in Joe's MUSICSTORE, Wiesbaden, the Kurpark concert, the Caligary Performance, the studio works and spontaneous events in the Edition Z9A rooms during 1991/92. For each of us 'young chickens' it was a great pleasure and challenge to be involved in this FLUXUS project. We all thank Joe for his patience and for all the love, and the good times we spend together. In memoriam Joe Jones.