Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution: performances at the Zellerbach Auditorium, 1978

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Title
Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution: performances at the Zellerbach Auditorium, 1978
Additional title: Exchange (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Fractions (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Sounddance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Travelogue (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Composer)
Kalve, Martin (Instrumentalist)
Cage, John (Instrumentalist)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)
Gibson, Jon (Composer)
Cal Performances (Organization)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-10-20
Date Created: 1978-10-21
Table of Contents
Part 1, October 20, 1978: Toneburst (David Tudor) (0:00-18:57) -- Telephones and birds (John Cage, Martin Kalve, David Tudor) (19:41-47:13)
Part 2, October 21, 1978, evening: Weatherings (David Tudor) (33:42)
Part 3, October 21, 1978, matinee: Equal distribution, [arrangement for piano] (Martin Kalve) (32:57)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2403
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Musique concrète
Piano music
Cage, John. Telephones and birds
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Toneburst
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Weatherings
Gibson, Jon. Equal distribution, no. 1
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original reel hub, container and audition.
Content: Handwritten note on original reel hub [torn, partially legible]: "[To]nebur[st] ; [Trav]elog ; [Zell]erbach 10/78 ; Fraction ; [Exc]hange". Handwritten note on original case spine: "Toneburst, Fractions, Exchange". Handwritten note taped to original container: "Basic 4 ; msc 2/24/81".
Content: Contains performances of music for Merce Cunningham's Sounddance (1974), Travelogue (1977), Exchange (1978), and Fractions (1978).
Content: Transferred from original open tape reel by the New York Public Library's Audio and Moving Image Preservation (PAMI) sound engineering staff at the Library for the Performing Arts on February 12, 2014. To create the streaming files, the sound engineers edited out the recording silences in the preservation files, thus the discrepancies in length between the preservation files and the streaming files.
Performers: John Cage, Martin Kalve, and David Tudor, musicans.
Venue: Recorded in performances at the Zellerbach Auditorium in, Berkeley, California 1978 October 20 and 21.
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 (143 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, quarter track, mono ; 7 in.
Sound quality is overall fair. Toneburst has recording distortion, especially in the beginning and the recording quality improves as it continues. Telephones and birds is recorded at an inconsistent volume level, often low with the voices inaudible at times. Weatherings has microphone adjustment sounds in the beginning of the recording and the recording quality improves as it continues. Equal distribution is mostly good with a slight tape "hiss" throughout.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 881293164
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20218389
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5caacf80-b3fd-0133-9798-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978 - 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e7ae9d0-b3fd-0133-7b11-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e7ae9d0-b3fd-0133-7b11-3c07547a230f

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1978 - 1978). Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e7ae9d0-b3fd-0133-7b11-3c07547a230f

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Toneburst, Telephones and Birds, Weatherings, and Equal Distribution