George Brecht

1926 (New York) – 2008 (Köln)

Brecht was a leading member of Fluxus, from its inception to Maciunas’s death; his modes of operation remain influential on a range of artists and composers. With his colleague Robert Watts, he met regularly at lunchtime with Kaprow. He called Cage his liberator (he and Kaprow often drove together to Cage’s class, where Higgins was another regular). His friend Segal’s farm was the venue for several events. Vautier heard about him from Maciunas, and flew to New York to meet him (they reconnected in France). He told Nyman about his father’s drastic flute-disassembly, and became close to Cardew when living in England.