Burning pine cones and needles: sound recorded for Inlets by John CageAdditional title: Inlets (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Cage, John (Composer)University of Washington, Meany Hall (Host)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-09-05
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LT-7-A 2431
TopicsFire -- SoundsNature sounds
GenresField recordingsSound recordings
NotesContent: Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original containers.Content: Handwritten note on original container no. 1: "Master ; Ampex 456 ; Burning pine cones & needles ; Sept. 5, 1977 ; Studio theater - Meany Hall ; 2 TRK Stereo 15 ips". Handwritten note on original container no. 2: "Dub ; Ampex 456 ; Burning pine cones & needles ; Sept. 5, 1977 ; Studio theater - Meany Hall ; 7 1/2 ips 1/4 TRK Stereo ; *Dubbed higher level than master ; Inlets/John Cage".Content: Contains recordings used as part of the music for Merce Cunningham's Inlets (1977).Content: Accompanying insert is a business card for Marc Friedman, Head Audio Technician of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, with a handwritten note on the back : "Just a reminder - when you get the opportunity, I would very much appreciate a dub of the three percussion concerts. Thanks, Marc F.".Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: R020 (no. 1/master), and, R003 (no. 2/dub).Venue: Recorded at Meany Hall in, Seattle, Washington, 1977 September 5.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (16 minutes) : analog, 15 ips, two track, stereo; 7 in.Extent: 1 audiotape reel (17 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, quarter track, mono; 7 in.
DescriptionLive recording of burning pine cones and needles to be used as a component in Inlets (1977), by John Cage. In reel no. 1, the master recording, the left channel has a lower dynamic and frequency range; possibly a technical problem at the time the recording was made. Reel no. 2 appears to be a mono dub, recorded at a higher volume and made to compensate for the problems in the master.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 890150914NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20291007Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe288420-b7b8-0133-f2a2-3c07547a230f
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