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Title
Rainforest Installation set
Additional title: RainForest (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)
Adams, John D. S., 1966- (Recording engineer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Composers Inside Electronics (Performer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1998-06-21
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC-A 408
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Sound installations (Art)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Rainforest, no. 1
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Rainforest, no. 4
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Content: Contains recordings compiled for the purposes of a sound installation of David Tudor's Rainforest; including excerpts from live performances of Merce Cunningham's RainForest (1968).
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on typed and handwritten notes on original audio discs and containers.
Content: Typed note on original container no. 1: "Rainforest Installation -CD 1A- ; David Tudor - Rainforest ; Version for Merce Cunningham Dance Company ; 1. Sao Paulo (4/88), 2. Le Havre, 3. Durham ('88) ; Live recordings of performances by David Tudor with MCDC musicians. CD prepared by John D.S. Adams on June 21, 1998". Handwritten note on audio disc no. 1: "1A Rainforest Installation ; David Tudor - Rainforest ; Version for MCDC". Handwritten sticker affixed to all containers: "Back up".
Content: Typed note on original container no. 2: "Rainforest Installation -CD 1B- ; 12 minute blank CD ; CD prepared by John D.S. Adams on June 21, 1998". Handwritten note on audio disc no. 2: "1B Rainforest Installation ; 12 minutes blank".
Content: Typed note on original container no. 3: "Rainforest Installation -CD 2A- ; David Tudor - Rainforest IV ; Version for Composers Inside Electronics ; 1. Dance in America (11/76), 2. UCSD Part 1 (2/77), 3. UCSD Part 2 (2/77) ; Live recordings of performances by David Tudor with members of Composers Inside Electronics. CD prepared by John D.S. Adams on June 21, 1998". Handwritten note on audio disc no. 3: "2A Rainforest Installation ; David Tudor - Rainforest IV ; Versions for CIE".
Content: Typed note on original container no. 4: "Rainforest Installation -CD 2B- ; 6 minute blank CD ; CD prepared by John D.S. Adams on June 21, 1998". Handwritten note on audio disc no. 4: "2B Rainforest Installation ; 6 minutes blank".
Content: Dubbed from unidentified originals to audio discs in an unidentified location.
Performers: David Tudor, Merce Cunningham Dance Company musicians, and Composers Inside Electronics, performers.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Content: Transferred from two original audio discs by the New York Public Library's Audio and Moving Image Preservation (PAMI) sound engineering staff at the Library for the Performing Arts on February 17, 2015. The audio discs labeled 1B and 2B were blank and not transferred.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 4 audio discs (136 minutes total) : digital, 4 3/4 in., stereo
Sound quality is good.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 909421774
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20625378
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16257590-b8c3-0133-1c36-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Rainforest Installation set" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1998. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a519610-b8c3-0133-d43b-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Rainforest Installation set" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a519610-b8c3-0133-d43b-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1998). Rainforest Installation set Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a519610-b8c3-0133-d43b-60f81dd2b63c

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Rainforest Installation set