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Title
2 Sounds
Additional title: Winterbranch (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Young, La Monte (Composer)
Riley, Terry, 1935- (Instrumentalist)
Young, La Monte (Instrumentalist)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960-04
Table of Contents
[Sound element 1] (0:00-13:04) -- [Sound element 2] (13:13-26:24)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2400
Topics
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Musique concrète
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by La Monte Young.
Content: Title, date and performers provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original container.
Content: Handwritten notes on original container and reel: "right track: drum stick on gong 12'15" ; left track: 4 cans on window glass 13'05" ; 1. Half-track Stereo 2. Quarter-track Stereo ; La Monte Young & Terry Riley, performers ; right channel: low sound ; left channel: high sound".
Content: Contains the sound elements to be played for performances of Merce Cunningham's Winterbranch (1964). According to David Vaughan's book, Merce Cunningham: 50 Years (Aperture: New York, 1997), the dance begins in silence for several minutes and then the sound element is played.
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: R127.
Performers: Terry Riley, La Monte Young, performers.
Venue: Recorded in an unidentified location, 1960 April.
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 (26 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track and quarter track, stereo ; 7 in.
Description
Each sound element consists of the pre-recorded low sound track and the pre-recorded high sound track being played simultaneously.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 890141765
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20290943
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aadcd210-b7b7-0133-ff3d-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "2 Sounds" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/acdacc40-b7b7-0133-266e-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "2 Sounds" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/acdacc40-b7b7-0133-266e-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1960). 2 Sounds Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/acdacc40-b7b7-0133-266e-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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2 Sounds