Beach birds, Doubletoss, and, Breakers: performances at the Maison de la danse de Lyon, France, 1994-11-21/22

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Title
Beach birds, Doubletoss, and, Breakers: performances at the Maison de la danse de Lyon, France, 1994-11-21/22
Additional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Breakers (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Doubletoss (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Adams, John D. S., 1966- (Instrumentalist)
Gray, D'Arcy (Instrumentalist)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Instrumentalist)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)
Cage, John (Composer)
Driscoll, John, 1947- (Composer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)
Maison de la danse de Lyon (Host)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994-11-21
Date Created: 1994-11-22
Table of Contents
Streaming file 1, Nov. 21: Pre-performance announcement [in French] and silence (0:00-4:04) -- Beach birds "Four³" / [John Cage] (David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John D. S. Adams, D'Arcy Gray) (4:03-30:30) -- Audience applause (30:31-32:30)
Streaming file 2, Nov. 21: Doubletoss "Transfigurations" / [Kosugi] (Takehisa Kosugi) (0:00-30:30) -- Audience applause (30:31-32:16)
Streaming file 3, Nov. 22: [Beach birds "Four³" / John Cage (David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John D. S. Adams, D'Arcy Gray)] 0:00-29:40 -- [Doubletoss "Transfigurations" / Kosugi (Takehisa Kosugi)] (31:28-1:01:57) -- [Breakers "Cybermesa" / John Driscoll (Takehisa Kosugi, D'Arcy Gray)] (1:03:09-1:32:10) -- Recording silence (1:32:11-1:40:01)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTD-A 730
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Piano and electronic music
Cage, John. Four⁶
Driscoll, John, 1947- Cybermesa
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- Transfigurations
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Content: Title, dates, performers and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original DAT containers and cassettes, and audition.
Content: Handwritten note on original DAT container and cassette no. 1: "Lyon, Maison de la dance [danse] #1 ; Nov. 21 '94 ; Four³ (Beach birds) DT, TK, JA, DG ; Transfigurations (Doubletoss) TK ; Cyber Mesa (Breakers) TK, DG". Handwritten note on original DAT cassette no. 2: "Lyon, Maison de la dance [danse] ; BB, DT, BRKRS ; Nov. 22 '94". Although indicated as such on container no. 1, the November 21st performance of Cybermesa (Breakers) was not recorded.
Content: Contains the music for Merce Cunningham's Beach birds (1991), Breakers (1994), and Doubletoss (1993).
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: D129, and, D158.
Performers: Takehisa Kosugi, John D. S. Adams, D'Arcy Gray, and David Tudor, musicians.
Venue: Recorded in performance at the Maison de la danse de Lyon, Lyon, France, 1994 November 21 and 22.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 audio DAT cassettes (165 minutes total) : digital, .3209 ips, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, two track, stereo
Sound quality is mostly good; sounds of the dancers' feet and the audience are audible throughout both recordings of Four³, the Nov. 22nd recording of Four³ is at a very low volume, and there is audience applause during the final minute of Cybermesa.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 899998116
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20512947
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fcad1310-b828-0133-aaf4-60f81dd2b63c
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Beach birds, Doubletoss, and, Breakers