Merce Cunningham on Stimuli (Radio program): and, segments on Roger Guenveur Smith, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Adrian Frisk, and Jeremy Deller, 1998-07-10Additional title: Stimuli (Radio program)
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Barrow, James (Host)Claypole, Jonty (Host)Deller, Jeremy, 1966- (Interviewee)Frisk, Adrian (Interviewee)Hockings, David (Interviewee)Smith, Roger Guenveur (Interviewee)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewee)Cage, John (Composer)Last Poets (Group) (Creator)808 State (Musical group) (Creator)Williams Fairey Band (Performer)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998-07-10
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1433
TopicsCage, JohnCunningham, MerceStockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)Huey P. Newton story (Theater piece : Guenveur Smith)Windows (Choreographic work : Cunningham)Avant-garde (Music)Documentary photographyRaves (Parties)Aphex Twin. Girl/BoyCage, John. In a landscapeTricky, 1968- She makes me wanna dieLast Poets (Group). White man's got a God complex808 State (Musical group). Pacific 202
NotesContent: Title and date provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original container and cassette, and audition.Content: Handwritten notes on original container and cassette: "Stimuli on nare fm 7/10/98".Venue: Broadcast in, London, England, 1998 July 10.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (58 minutes) : analogSound quality is mostly good; the speakers are audible but at times the sound becomes distorted due to a high volume recording level.
DescriptionStreaming file 1, side a: Hosts James Barrow and Jonty Claypole introduce the show's contents; Roger Guenveur Smith speaks about his new production, A Huey P. Newton story, to be performed at the Barbican Centre in London, ca. 0:36-3:35; Last Poets "White man's got a God complex" (1971), ca. 4:00-7:34; they speak about Karlheinz Stockhausen including his opera cycle Licht and an interview excerpt with percussionist David Hockings, ca. 7:35-15:06; John Cage's In a landscape (1948), ca. 15:12-18:57; a segment on Merce Cunningham and John Cage, ca. 18:53-27:12; topics include: the lifelong collaboration between Cunningham and Cage, Barrow and Claypole's responses to seeing a performance of the works Windows (1995) and the Event at the Barbican Centre in London; David Vaughan speaks about Cunningham's use of LifeForms in choreography as well as Cunningham and Cage at Black Mountain College, ca. 21:18-25:21; Tricky's "She makes me wanna die" (1996); ends abruptly.
Streaming file 2, side b: Begins abruptly with radio commercials followed by announcements for university events, ca. 0:00-2:50; Barrow announces Gavin Turk's Stuff Show at the South London Gallery, ca. 2:51-3:33; Aphex Twin's "Girl/Boy" (1996), ca. 2:51-8:19; Barrow speaks about Adrian Fisk's photography subjects, ca. 8:22-10:29; Frisk speaks about his chronicling of the "free party scene," ca. 10:30-14:50; they briefly speak about Frisk's documentary style photography and his current exhibition, ca. 14:51-15:55; [Disturbance produced by Even?] "Chance recordings of public noise edited to create a comment on the concept of certainty" part 2, ca. 16:11-18:35; Jeremy Deller speaks about his Acid Brass project, ca. 19:42-20:57; Williams Fairey Band performs 808 State's "Pacific 202", ca. 21:12-26:51; Barrow speaks over the end of "Pacific 202" to make announcements, 24:41-25:25; news report, ca. 25:26-27:04; ends abruptly.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 913893436NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20732314Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a3eadb80-b8f4-0133-1346-60f81dd2b63c
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