Koln: Edition Hundertmark, n.d. (1975)
Unique installation work – in fact a prototype for an unrealised edition. Mixed media – a plastic xylophone blockÂ (tuned to tone ‘e’) mounted on a white plastic stand: overall size 26 x 5 x 9cm and engraved ‘Made in Western Germany’; a drum stick, three-pages of an original score, a handwritten note from Andersen and a metal music stand.
The score consists of three pages – each 28 x 21cm – the first page outlines ‘ad hoc instructions regarding the score for the frequency e’ created as a unique typescript with handwritten additions with a mounted sheet of self-sticking letters (letraset). Page two is entitled ‘ad hoc area of subsistence concerning the frequency e’ and is a typescript with hand-painted black circles and mounted adhesive plastic numbers. Page three is titled ‘ad hoc score for the frequency e’, again a typescript with plastic adhesive numbers and letters and handwritten notes
The additional 26 x 21cm, 1pp handwritten note is in black marker and entitled ‘Become a Member of Eric Andersen’s Random Audience I frequency e’ and signed “Eric”.
The music stand is in metal and plastic and unfolds to 120cm high and is able to carry all three score parts. All are stored in a transparent plastic box, 30 x 27 x 6cm (with the exception of the music stand).
This was the prototype for a sound/performance installation work by Andersen which he planned to be issued by Armin Hundertmark in Koln during 1975 but was never realised.
All parts are in an excellent condition although the transparent box is slightly damaged and there is a very small coffee stain on one of the pages (oh well very Fluxus). Providence: Purchased directly from Armin Hunderrtmark.