Remainder: music for Torse

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Title
Remainder: music for Torse
Additional title: Torse (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Amacher, Maryanne (Composer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2443
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Sound installations (Art)
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by Maryanne Amacher.
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on typed and handwritten notes on the original containers.
Content: Typed note on original container no. 1: "Mast[er] ; Maryanne Amacher ; 15 minutes, #1 and #2, 60 c/s, 1/2 track stereo. ; REMAINDER. "18. ] R [ ] D [ = An afterimage. (Also used as a classifier of seeds.)"* ; Band #1. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #2 at -20 -15 vu maximum. ; Band #2. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #1. 60 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/2 track stereo. -20, -15 vu should be maximum playback level. ; Band #3. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #4 at -20, -15 vu maximum. ; Band #4. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #2. 60 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/2 track stereo. -20, -15 vu should be maximum playback. ; *Hollis Frampton, 'A Stipulation of Terms from Maternal Hopi'."
Content: Typed note on original container no. 2: Maryanne Amacher ; 15 minutes, #1 and #2, 50 c/s, 1/4 track stereo. ; REMAINDER. "18. ] R [ ] D [ = An afterimage. (Also used as a classifier of seeds.)"* ; Band #1. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #2 at -20, -15 vu maximum. ; Band #2. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #1. 50 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/4 track stereo. -20, -15 vu should be maximum playback level. ; Band #3. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #4 at -20, -15 vu maximum. ; Band #4. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #2. 50 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/4 track stereo. -20, -15 vu should be maximum playback level. ; *Hollis Frampton, 'A Stipulation of Terms from Maternal Hopi'."
Content: Typed note on original container no. 3: "Maryanne Amacher ; 15 minutes, #1 and #2, 60 c/s, 1/2 track stereo. ; REMAINDER. "18. ] R [ ] D [ = An afterimage. (Also used as a classifier of seeds.)"* ; Band #1. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #2 at -20 to -15 vu maximum. ; Band #2. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #1. 60 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/2 track stereo. -20 to -15 vu should be maximum playback level. ; Band #3. O vu reference tone to establish playback level of Band #4 at -20 to -15 vu maximum. ; Band #4. 'Remainder', 15 minutes #2. 60 c/s, 7 1/2 ips, 1/2 track stereo. -20 to -15 vu should be maximum playback level. ; *Hollis Frampton, 'A Stipulation of Terms from Maternal Hopi'."
Content: Handwritten note on original container no. 4: "Torse ; 15:00 MIX ; 50 c/s 1/4 TK ; Dolby B®".
Contains sound recordings used in the music for Merce Cunningham's Torse (1976); based on the WAV file shapes: reel no. 2 slightly differs from reel no. 1, reel no. 3 is an inverse version of reel nos. 1 and 2, and reel no. 4 is the second part of reel nos. 1 and 2.
Content: Sound quality is fair; reel no. 1 has approximately 7 minutes of leader silence and all reels contain significant recording "hiss".
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: R101 (no. 1), R099 (no. 2), R097 (no. 3), and, R107 (no. 4).
Venue: Recorded in unidentified locations for use in performances of Torse.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Conservation history: The archival original reels no. 2 and no. 4 recordings were produced at a non standard speed, 16.66% faster than 7.5 ips, for the purpose of being played in locations where the playback equipment uses a 50 Hz standard in order to compensate for pitch.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 4 audiotape reels (83 min.) : analog, (reels 1 and 3: 7 1/2 ips; reels 2 and 4, 6 1/4 ips), two track, stereo ; 7 in.
The archival original reels no. 2 and no. 4 recordings were produced at a non standard speed, 16.66% faster than 7.5 ips, for the purpose of being played in locations where the playback equipment uses a 50 Hz standard in order to compensate for pitch.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 902688857
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20523344
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 903758f0-c334-0133-a835-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Remainder" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93a14480-c334-0133-bbba-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Remainder" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93a14480-c334-0133-bbba-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1976). Remainder Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/93a14480-c334-0133-bbba-60f81dd2b63c

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Remainder