John Cage (Motion picture): voice-over audio track, English version

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Title
John Cage (Motion picture): voice-over audio track, English version
Additional title: John Cage (Motion picture)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Wildenhahn, Klaus, 1930- (Author)
Wildenhahn, Klaus, 1930- (Narrator)
Fondation Maeght (Host)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1966
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2353
Topics
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Maeght, Aimé
Miró, Joan, 1893-1983
Mumma, Gordon, 1935-
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
How to pass, kick, fall and run (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Dance -- Production and direction
Film soundtracks
Genres
Lectures
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: by Klaus Wildenhahn.
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten note on original container.
Content: Contains an English version audio track of the voice-over for the original German documentary film, John Cage (1966). Klaus Wildenhahn describes the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's European tour, especially in relation to the performances at the Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France in August, 1966.
Content: Label affixed to original container: "Cage commentary original ; 7.5 ips, half track, mono".
Venue: Recorded in an unidentified location, 1966.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (10 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Description
Klaus Wildenhahn introduces John Cage and describes Cage's text based composition for How to pass, kick, fall and run; reads a short excerpt from the text; lists the appearances for the [Merce Cunningham Dance Company] European tour; a brief description of Cage and Merce Cunningham's creative process; reads a quote from Cage about the relationship between sound and dance in How to pass, kick, fall and run; mentions company musicians Gordon Mumma and David Tudor; briefly, the art dealer Monsieur [Aimé] Maeght and the artists he works with; a brief history of the Fondation Maeght, and the Company's performance in its Nights of Fondation Maeght Festival; the misplacement of the Company's luggage; more on Gordon Mumma, including his expenses and work as a musician for the Company; briefly, a problem with electricity in the stage area; quotes Cage in a short anecdote about an evening while on the tour; brief description of the stage floor; describes an audience member's relationship to Cage's work; Cage's reply to the audience member; the sale of paintings by artist friends, in this case Joan Miró, to help fund the transportation costs for the Company's tours; financial hardships faced by the Company while on the tour, including Cage's proposed solution for a monetary advance from the sale of Miró's painting; briefly, the art market value of Miró's paintings; the Company in relation to the art market.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 880586732
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20209243
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3c314aa0-b3fa-0133-e7ff-3c07547a230f
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "John Cage (Motion picture)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1966. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3e159bf0-b3fa-0133-c183-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "John Cage (Motion picture)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3e159bf0-b3fa-0133-c183-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1966). John Cage (Motion picture) Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/3e159bf0-b3fa-0133-c183-3c07547a230f

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John Cage (Motion picture)