Septet, studio recording: and, excerpts of Merce Cunningham speaking on dance

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Title
Septet, studio recording: and, excerpts of Merce Cunningham speaking on dance
Additional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-10-03
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2436
Topics
Dance -- Study and teaching
Modern dance
Modern dance music
Piano music
Rehearsals
Genres
Music
Spoken word
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original container and audition.
Content: Handwritten note on original container: "Septet audio tape - X/3/81 ; [crossed out - William Dawes, Cry for me (1970) 10 min. 55 sec. ; 7 1/2 ips stereo half-track ; copied 3/7/77]". Handwritten note taped to original reel hub: "Septet 7/77".
Content: Contains music for Merce Cunningham's Septet (1953).
Performers: Pianist is unidentified.
Venue: Recorded in several unidentified locations, on several dates, including, 1981 October 3, (There is a date discrepancy between the original reel hub and container; based on collection context, the cataloger selected the container date as the recording date).
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (29 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Sound quality is good to fair; there is background noise in each of the recordings, especially wind in the microphone during Cunningham's first speech.
Description
Morceaux en forme de poire played by an unidentified pianist in, what sounds like, a rehearsal studio, ends abruptly ca. 15:20; Merce Cunningham speaks about his thoughts on dance, including brief references to ideas by Lou Harrison and Gertrude Stein; his thoughts on everyday physical movements in relation to dancing; briefly, expression and concentration while dancing; ca. 25:25, a new recording that begins abruptly, Merce Cunningham speaks about dance training and the personal qualities required for becoming a professional dancer; ends abruptly.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890151233
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20291008
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 13293b40-b7b9-0133-72e2-3c07547a230f
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Septet, studio recording" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/153454a0-b7b9-0133-39d6-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Septet, studio recording" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/153454a0-b7b9-0133-39d6-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1981). Septet, studio recording Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/153454a0-b7b9-0133-39d6-3c07547a230f

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Septet, studio recording