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Arctic whales: source material for [David Tudor's Webwork?]; and, unidentified band rehearsing Beatles' songs, 1985-08-14, and, 1987-06-26

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Title
Arctic whales: source material for [David Tudor's Webwork?]; and, unidentified band rehearsing Beatles' songs, 1985-08-14, and, 1987-06-26
Additional title: Shards (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-06-26
Date Created: 1985-08-14
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1695
Topics
Whale sounds
Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Webwork
Songs
Genres
Field recordings
Music
Notes
Content: Streaming file 1: Rehearsal of songs by the Beatles, ca. 0:00-4:29; whale sounds recorded at Lancaster Sound, ca. 4:30-47:04. Streaming file 2: Whale sounds recorded at Baffin Island, ca. 0:00-47:01.
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original cassette and container, audition, and information provided by the Merce Cunningham Trust.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette and container: "Arctic Whales ; Side A: 26Jun/87; Lancaster Sound ; Spring floe edge -all belugas near end ; Side B: 14Aug/85 ; Baffin Island -Narwhals ; Recording © John Ford [COPY]". Sticker with handwritten note affixed to original container: "Side A".
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: C287.
Venue: Side a mostly recorded at Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada, 1987 June 26.
Venue: Side b recorded at Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, 1985 August 14.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (94 minutes) : analog
Sound quality of the streaming files are very poor and muffled; the original cassette has better sound quality.
Description
Probably contains source material recorded for use in the music of Merce Cunningham's Shards (1987), and, an overdub of an unidentified band rehearsing Beatles' songs.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913834287
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20731568
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6c45c30-b8ea-0133-74e8-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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  • 1987: Created (Approximate)
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arctic whales" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987 - 1985. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa995a30-b8ea-0133-fabd-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arctic whales" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa995a30-b8ea-0133-fabd-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1987 - 1985). Arctic whales Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa995a30-b8ea-0133-fabd-60f81dd2b63c

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Arctic whales