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River of ice
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Storm, Jonathon (Producer)
Storm, Jonathon (Recording engineer)

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1986
Place: Port Ludlow, WA
Publisher: Earthtunes
Edition: ET5-1001 Earthtunes
Table of Contents
Streaming file 1, side 1: Winter's night/Sunrise (7:45) -- Flowing (8:00) -- Crystal contemplations/The fountain (10:10) -- Seagoing (5:15) |||| Streaming file 2, side 2: Seagoing (continued) (8:38) -- Shoreline (21:42)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1690
Sound recordings
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on original container.
Content: Accompanying insert in English includes program notes, recording wildlife species and locations, listening instructions, and the recording playlist.
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: C284.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (68 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is good; the original container has the following note for setting the sound volume: "River of Ice as a sound composition has a very wide dynamic range. To hear it as it was designed to be heard, the listener must set the volume to his or her hearing sensitivity at the beginning and leave the volume setting the same throughout both sides. To do this, the first 30 seconds of recorded sound (a low pitched wind sound) have been provided. When you start the tape, turn up the volume substantially until you hear the wind sound (not the tape hiss). Immediately turn down the volume until you can barely hear it. Leave the volume at that setting throughout the rest of the tape. Because of large segments of quiet pieces throughout River of Ice, it is recommended that you listen to it in quiet environments."
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 914894853
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20751092
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 587b7fa0-c345-0133-4dc5-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1986: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "River of ice" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "River of ice" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 25, 2024.

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1986). River of ice Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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River of ice