John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham: Artist Alphabets event at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1999-04-15

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Title
John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham: Artist Alphabets event at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1999-04-15
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Carlson, Trevor (Performer)
Cunningham, Merce (Performer)
Kelly, John, 1954- (Performer)
Kuhn, Laura Diane (Speaker)
Kuhn, Laura Diane (Performer)
Rouse, Mikel (Performer)
Vaughan, David, 1924- (Performer)
Cage, John (Composer)
John Cage Trust
UCLA Center for the Performing Arts (Host)
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of World Arts and Cultures (Sponsor)
University of California, Los Angeles. LGBT Resources Office (Sponsor)
Talking Dance Project (Sponsor)
Artist Alphabets (1999 : University of California, Los Angeles) (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1999-04-15
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1411
Topics
Cage, John
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Cunningham, Merce
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Biped (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
CRWDSPCR (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Ground level overlay (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Pond way (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Choreography
Cage, John. James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet
Drama
Genres
Spoken word
Filmed performances
Interviews
Live sound recordings
Notes
Content: Contains the inaugural Artist Alphabets event in 1999 at the University of California, Los Angeles, which featured a reading of John Cage's play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet, and a live interview with Merce Cunningham.
Content: Title, date, location and performers provided by cataloger based on typed note on original container, and audition.
Content: Typed note on original container: "Artist Alphabets: "John Cage, Chance & Interdisciplinary Artmaking" 4/15/99 ; Part 1 John Cage: John, Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Eric Satie: An Alphabet ; Part 2 Interview with Merce Cunningham by David Gere ; Co-Sponsored by UCLA - Performing Arts, Dept of World Arts and Cultures, LGBT Studies; Merce Cunningham Foundation; John Cage Trust; and Talking Dance Project".
Performers: [Trevor Carlson?, Merce Cunningham, John Kelly, Laura Kuhn, Mikel Rouse?, David Vaughan, and others], performers.
Venue: Recorded at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1999 April 15.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (115 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is good.
Description
Streaming file 1: Unidentified speaker introduces the event, ca. 0:00-2:54; Laura Kuhn of the John Cage Trust introduces the John Cage play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet, ca. 3:01-4:45; reading of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet, by Kuhn, Merce Cunningham, John Kelly, David Vaughan, Mikel Rouse?, Trevor Carlson?, and other unidentified actors, ca. 4:46-58:11.Streaming file 2: Reading continues of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet, ca. 0:00-5:25; Merce Cunningham interview with unidentified interviewer, ca. 5:27-57:19; topics include: Cunningham playing the character Erik Satie in the Cage play and his interest in Satie, his utilitarian approach to choreography, the mesostic form Cage used to create the play and other compositional limitations that Cage placed on himself, Cunningham's time-based structures for his choreography, Cage's idea of an artists' work as an alphabet, persons whom Cunningham might select for characters in a similar play including his tap teacher Mrs. [Maude] Barrett and "Teeny" [Alexina] and Marcel Duchamp, some of the personal ways that Cunningham remembers and misses Cage, on the creation of CRWDSPCR (1993) and using the LifeForms choreographic software, how he uses chance operations in his choreography, summers at Black Mountain College especially the inter-disciplinary activities and performances there, briefly on the premiere of his Pond way (1998), his 80th birthday, he describes design components of his Biped (1999), briefly on the premiere of his Ground level overlay (1995); the happy birthday song is played (version by composer David Martinelli) and the audience sings for Cunningham.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913889858
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20732292
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1de432e0-b8f3-0133-0ed3-60f81dd2b63c
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1999. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/218fa2e0-b8f3-0133-6e21-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/218fa2e0-b8f3-0133-6e21-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1999). John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/218fa2e0-b8f3-0133-6e21-60f81dd2b63c

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John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking, with Merce Cunningham