Interview with Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan: on New York & Company (Radio program), WNYC, 2001-03Additional title: Seasons (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Additional title: Leonard Lopate show (Radio program)
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Cage, John (Composer)Brown, Carolyn, 1927- (Interviewee)Lopate, Leonard (Host)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewee)WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2001-03 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1472
TopicsBrown, Carolyn, 1927-Cage, JohnCunningham, MerceBlack Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)Merce Cunningham Dance CompanySixteen dances for soloist and company of three (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Suite by chance (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Music and danceMusique concrèteCage, John. Seasons. Selections
NotesContent: Host Leonard Lopate interviews Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan for broadcast by radio station WNYC FM, on its series New York & Company radio program (former name of the Leonard Lopate show); on the occasion of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company season at City Center, March 31-April 8, 2001.Content: Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on audition, and handwritten and printed notes on original cassette.Content: Handwritten note on original cassette: "Carolyn Brown ; David Vaughan". Printed label on original cassette: "WNYC AM820 / 93.3 FM ; Dolby B ; New York, N.Y.".Venue: Broadcast on WNYC radio station, New York, New York, 2001 [March ?].Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (17 minutes) : analogSound quality is good.
DescriptionTobi Tobias introduces the New York & Company radio program with Leonard Lopate; Leonard Lopate introduces the Merce Cunningham Dance Company season at City Center, Carolyn Brown, and David Vaughan; Carolyn Brown speaks about meeting Merce Cunningham and John Cage with her husband Earle Brown while in Denver, Colorado; David Vaughan speaks about meeting Cunningham and Cage at the School of American Ballet, as well as seeing some of their performances for the first time; Brown speaks about being invited by Cunningham to the 1953 summer session at Black Mountain College and how this experience inspired her to become a dancer; she speaks about several of the works they performed at Black Mountain that summer, including Suite by chance (1953); touring in the Volkswagon bus, especially the conversations between Cage and David Tudor about theory and chance, and Cunningham's quiet demeanor; being drawn to the artistic ideas of Cunningham and his collaborators; how she adjusted to dancing independently of the accompanying music; Vaughan speaks about his first impressions of Sixteen dances for soloist and company of three (1951) and how this work inspired him; they speak briefly about Vaughan's work as a Company administrator and his recently published book, Merce Cunningham: 50 years (New York, Aperture); Brown compares the early reception and reviews of the Company in New York versus that of Europe; Brown speaks briefly about a recent reconstruction of Summerspace (1958); Lopate announces the upcoming performances at City Center; Vaughan speaks briefly about performing as a vocalist in How to pass, kick, fall, and run (1965).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 932895427NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20861317Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 95bf3460-b949-0133-172e-3c07547a230f
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