Telephones and birds: birdsong and mechanical recordings, 1979

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Title
Telephones and birds: birdsong and mechanical recordings, 1979
Additional title: Travelogue (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1669
Topics
Birdsongs
Cage, John. Telephones and birds
Genres
Field recordings
Sound recordings
Notes
Content: Contains birdsong and mechanical recordings used as components of John Cage's music for Merce Cunningham's Travelogue (1977); includes the verbal introductions for the bird calls by an unidentified speaker.
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on handwritten and typed notes on original cassettes and containers, audition, and information provided by the John Cage Trust.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette no. 1, side a: "Birds & Teles Reel I ; 126". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 1, side b: "West Point 7/4/79 dby". Typed note on original container no. 1: ""Birds and Telephones" reel 1: music for Travelogue by John Cage". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 2: "153 Birds & Tele's Reel 2". Typed note on original container no. 2: "Music for Travelogue by John Cage". Handwritten note on original cassette no. 3: "Technics Reel 3 ; L CH only ; Birds & Telephones". Handwritten note on original container no. 3: "Music for Travelogue by John Cage".
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: C237, C236, and, C235.
Content: Dubbed from unidentified original reels.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 3 audio cassettes (41 minutes total) : analog
Sound quality is mostly good; the speaker is occasionally slightly muffled.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913834727
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20731594
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aefb68e0-b8eb-0133-52e0-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1979: Created
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Telephones and birds" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3006990-b8eb-0133-358f-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Telephones and birds" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3006990-b8eb-0133-358f-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1979). Telephones and birds Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3006990-b8eb-0133-358f-60f81dd2b63c

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Telephones and birds