Burning pine cones and needles: sound recorded for Inlets by John Cage

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Title
Burning pine cones and needles: sound recorded for Inlets by John Cage
Additional title: Inlets (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Composer)
University of Washington, Meany Hall (Host)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-09-05
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2431
Topics
Fire -- Sounds
Nature sounds
Genres
Field recordings
Sound recordings
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 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.
Description
Live 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 Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890150914
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20291007
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe288420-b7b8-0133-f2a2-3c07547a230f
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  • 1977: Created
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Burning pine cones and needles" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/089a32e0-b7b9-0133-fd3d-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Burning pine cones and needles" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/089a32e0-b7b9-0133-fd3d-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1977). Burning pine cones and needles Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/089a32e0-b7b9-0133-fd3d-3c07547a230f

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Burning pine cones and needles