Variations V, Drain 2, Drain 4

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Title
Variations V, Drain 2, Drain 4
Additional title: Variations
Additional title: Variations V (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Composer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2419
Topics
Aleatory music
Modern dance music
Musique concrète
Genres
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by John Cage.
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original containers and reel hubs.
Content: Handwritten notes on original container of reel number 1: "2 Track Stereo ; Variations V (Drain 2) ; 7 1/2 ; Cage". Handwritten notes on original container of reel number 2: "2 Track Stereo ; Variations V (Drain) 4 ; 7 1/2 ; Cage".
Content: Contains the kitchen drain sound element used for Merce Cunningham's Variations V (1965); it is unclear if these are recordings of live performances, in which the dancers' movements trigger the sound.
Content: Sound quality is fair on both recordings; there is tape "hiss" and electrical distortion throughout each recording.
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: R105 (reel 1), R106 (reel 2).
Venue: Date and recording location unidentified.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 2 audiotape reels (80 minutes total) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 7 in.
Sound quality is fair on both recordings; there is tape "hiss" and electrical distortion throughout each recording.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 881254091
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20217499
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6737ab0-b3fc-0133-6d87-3c07547a230f
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  • 1965: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Variations V" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b8cdeaa0-b3fc-0133-8c12-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Variations V" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b8cdeaa0-b3fc-0133-8c12-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1965). Variations V Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b8cdeaa0-b3fc-0133-8c12-3c07547a230f

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Variations V