Sound research 1, 1989-09-15: video day

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Sound research 1, 1989-09-15: video day
Additional title: Sound research one
Additional title: Video day
Culver, Andrew, 1953- (performer.)
Moore, Thomas, 1960- (performer.)
Tone, Yasunao (reciter.)
Bucker, Thomas (reciter.)
Held, Barbara, 1951- (performer.)
Meschter, Dave (computer programmer.)
Yellow Springs Institute for Contemporary Studies and the Arts


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *LVH 2554
Music rehearsals
Electronic music
Musique concrète
Monologues with music
Flute and electronic music
Prepared piano music
Music -- Computer programs
Haiku -- Computer programs
Statement of responsibility: Andrew Culver and Yasunao Tone.
Donor's inventory number: V2-890915.
Part of "1989 Sound research" program.
Video is erratic and dark.
Titles at beginning of title screen: "A Culver video day" ; "Yellow Springs Insitute" ; 9/15/89"--Video 1.
Titles at beginning of title screen: "Yellow Springs Institute" ; "Y. Tone video day" ; "9.15.89"--Video 2.
Titles at beginning of title screen: "Y. Tone video day" ; "Yellow Springs Institute" ; "9.15.89" ; "Haiku." --Video 3.
Title by cataloger.
Performers: Video 1: Andrew Culver and Thomas Moore, performers. Video 2: Barbara Held, flute ; Thomas Buckner and Yasunao Tone, reciters.
Venue: Recorded Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 1989 Sept. 15.
Original version: Archival originals: (3 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.) in *LVH 2554.
Acquisition: Gift; Yellow Springs Institute Board of Directors ; 2004.
Forms part of the Yellow Springs Institute records; for papers see the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, *T-Mss 2004-007.
Physical Description
3 video streaming files (11245)
Sd., col.
The first two videos depict a video day. On Video 1, documentary footage show Culver's preparation of his piece "Quasicrystals" in Video 1, featuring found objects either hanging or tethered on wires, and the piece moves and makes music by floor vibrations (striking metal tile on floor with different metal rods) by Culver and Moore, the music recorded (?) by a computer program. Video 2 shows rehearsal and set-up of Yasunao Tone's work, "What is left of Rembrandt that is thrown in small regular squares and thrown in the toliet", featuring a Flute-to-Haiku conversion computer program by David Meschter (performed by flutist Barbara Held) and a computer-manipulated piano (computer program with wired sensory board, wires and switches), which is activated when the reciter (Thomas Buckner and Yasunao Tone) speaks into two mini-microphones. On Video 3, the Haiku computer program is featured.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16517547
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 509a8040-313d-0132-f250-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sound research 1, 1989-09-15" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Sound research 1, 1989-09-15