Beach birds, Doubletoss, and, Breakers: performances at the Maison de la danse de Lyon, France, 1994-11-21/22Additional title: Beach birds (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Breakers (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Doubletoss (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesMerce 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)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994-11-21Date Created: 1994-11-22
Table of ContentsStreaming 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 locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTD-A 730
TopicsAleatory musicElectronic musicModern dance musicPiano and electronic musicCage, John. Four⁶Driscoll, John, 1947- CybermesaKosugi, Takehisa, 1938- Transfigurations
GenresMusicLive sound recordings
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionExtent: 2 audio DAT cassettes (165 minutes total) : digital, .3209 ips, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, two track, stereoSound 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 899998116NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20512947Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fcad1310-b828-0133-aaf4-60f81dd2b63c
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