Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration

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Title
Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000 - 2009 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC-A 412
Topics
Atlas, Charles
Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008
Vaughan, David, 1924-
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Event (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Jour ou deux (Choreographic work : Cunningham, M)
Loose time (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Choreography
City sounds
Dance and technology
Dance -- Stage-setting and scenery
Genres
Spoken word
Sound recordings
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original audio disc and audition.
Content: Handwritten note on original compact disc: "Merce Cunningham Movies Audio CD ; 1. Melange ; 2. Dances ; 3. Dances ; 4. Art for Merce".
Venue: Dubbed to audio disc in an unidentified location.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 streaming audio file (25 minutes) : digital, stereo
Sound quality is mostly good; there are occasional electronic blips.
Description
1. Melange, ca. 0:00-6:19: Sound recording of footsteps and city streets; 2. Dances, ca. 7:37-12:40: Merce Cunningham speaks about the early tours of his Merce Cunningham Dance Company throughout the United States in a Volkswagen Bus from 1954-1964; his use of chance operations in his choreography; he quotes Carolyn Brown speaking about the Volkswagen Bus tours; 3. Dances, ca. 12:53-17:16: Merce Cunningham speaks about the first European tours of his Company in the mid-1960's; he explains his purposes for creating Event performances and lists the first locations of these; his collaborators, including briefly the Company archivist, David Vaughan, and filmmaker Charles Atlas; his appreciation of dance and his dancers; his use of the LifeForms computer program and motion capture in his choreography; 4. Art for Merce, ca. 17:35-24:46: Merce Cunningham speaks about collaborating with visual artists; an anecdote on his first collaboration with Robert Rauschenberg for Minutiae (1954); an anecdote on Terry Winters' decor for Loose time (2002); a brief anecdote on asking Roy Lichtenstein to make decor for Pond way (1998); anecdotes on working with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns for RainForest (1968); an anecdote on the premiere of Jour ou Deux (1973).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 909421445
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20625376
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff5b5a90-b8c2-0133-76cf-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 2000: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000 - 2009. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/02a9d510-b8c3-0133-0110-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/02a9d510-b8c3-0133-0110-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (2000 - 2009). Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/02a9d510-b8c3-0133-0110-60f81dd2b63c

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Merce Cunningham's "movies" narration