Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography

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Title
Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cunningham, Merce (Speaker)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964-03 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2361
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Choreography
Rehearsals
Genres
Lectures
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: This recording seems to be a rehearsal of a lecture by Merce Cunningham about his choreography, to be given at an unspecified date and location.
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten note affixed to the original reel hub; based on the speaker's references to specific tour locations and the premiere of Winterbranch, this reel was likely recorded in early (March) 1964.
Content: Handwritten note on original container: "L/Dem ; I/77".
Donor's inventory number: R017.
Venue: Recording location is unidentified.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (31 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Sound quality is poor; at times, Merce Cunningham's voice is inaudible and begins and ends abruptly. There are ongoing background noises that occasionally consist of a recording of Cunningham's voice at a very low volume level. There are occasional recording gaps.
Description
Merce Cunningham speaks in short statements (recorded in separate takes) about dance and his choreography, including the spoken introduction for upcoming performances and short anecdotes from his [Merce Cunningham Dance] Company's tours; (ca. 20:00) more on his choreography and his compositional use of chance methods; use of music and sound in his works.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 880588797
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20209258
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 56f53fb0-b3fa-0133-513b-3c07547a230f
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  • 1964: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/595a3c20-b3fa-0133-57a7-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/595a3c20-b3fa-0133-57a7-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1964). Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/595a3c20-b3fa-0133-57a7-3c07547a230f

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Merce Cunningham speaks about his choreography