Improvisation III, and, IV : sets of cassette recordings used in the music for Duets, and, Fielding sixes

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Title
Improvisation III, and, IV : sets of cassette recordings used in the music for Duets, and, Fielding sixes
Additional title: Improvisation
Additional title: Improvisation
Additional title: Duets (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Fielding sixes (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Composer)
Glackin, Paddy (Instrumentalist)
Molloy, Matt (Instrumentalist)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1315 -- 1317
Topics
Aleatory music
Bodhrán music
Flute music
Folk dance music -- Ireland
Modern dance music
Musique concrète
Violin music
Genres
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by John Cage.
Content: Contains sets of cassette recordings of traditional Irish music which are components of the music for Merce Cunningham's Fielding sixes (1980).
Content: Title and performers provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original cassettes and information provided by the John Cage Trust.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette no. 1: "Duets Tape 1A - 6:40 ; Fielding Sixes 1A - 2'50". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 2: "Duets Tape 2A - 3:03 ; Fielding Sixes 2A - 2'15". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 3: "Duets Tape 3A - 2:19 ; Fielding Sixes 3A - 2'30". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 4: "Duets 4A - 3:05 ; Fielding Sixes 4A - 2'25". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 5: "Duets 5A - 4:27 ; Fielding Sixes 5A - 2'25". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 6: "Duets 6A - 2:57 ; Fielding Sixes 6A - 2'15". For reasons unidentified, the times indicated on each cassette do not correlate with the times of the streaming files.
Content: John Cage's Improvisation III, and, IV are composed for "identical cassettes in play" (John Cage Trust website, accessed May 22, 2015). The cataloger selected set 1A - 6A as the archival originals and representative set of cassettes based on best sound quality and the completeness of digital files. There are 2 additional sets of cassettes with content identical to the archival original set, respectively labeled 1B - 6B, and, 1C - 6C. The additional sets contain a different order with correlation to set A as follows: 1B = 5A, 2B = 3A, 3B = 6A, 4B = 2A, 5B = 1A, 6B = 4A, 1C = 3A, 2C = 6A, 3C = 1A, 4C = 4A, 5C = 5A, 6C = 2A.
Content: Recorded in unidentified locations.
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: C153 - C158 (*LTC-A 1315 no. 1-6); C165 - C170 (*LTC-A 1316 no. 1-6); C171 - C176 (*LTC-A 1317 no. 1-6).
Performers: [Matt Malloy, flute, and Paddy Glackin, fiddle].
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 6 audio cassettes (44 minutes total) : analog
Sound quality is good.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913796407
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20730905
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc4153e0-99b7-0136-4d8d-01d6ed5bbc10
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Improvisation III, and, IV " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2b2324c0-b8cf-0133-5e57-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Improvisation III, and, IV " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2b2324c0-b8cf-0133-5e57-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1980). Improvisation III, and, IV Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/2b2324c0-b8cf-0133-5e57-60f81dd2b63c

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