John Cage reading Mesostic IV: and, Questions and Answers session, 1990
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Cage, John (Author)Cage, John (Performer)Harvard University. Press (Host)Cage, John (Interviewee)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1990Place: Cambridge, MAPublisher: Harvard University Press
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1435
TopicsCage, JohnAleatory musicCage, John. Literary works. SelectionsCage, John. I-VI. No. 4
NotesStatement of responsibility: written and read by John Cage.Content: Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on printed notes on original cassettes, and audition.Content: Contains a live recording of John Cage reading his Mesostic IV at Harvard University in 1990, as well as the question and answer session for the event. The other recordings in this series, John Cage reading Mesostics I-VI, were not included in the original donation.Content: Printed label on original cassette no. 1: "John Cage: Questions and Answers ; ℗1990 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College ; Harvard University Press ; Cambridge, MA 02138". Printed label on original cassette no. 2: "John Cage: reading Mesostic IV ; ℗1990 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College ; Harvard University Press ; Cambridge, MA 02138".Venue: Recorded live at Harvard University in, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (112 minutes) : analogSound quality is good.
DescriptionStreaming file 1 (Questions and answers: side 1): Question and answer session following John Cage's readings of his Mesostic I-VI.
Streaming file 2 (Questions and answers: side 2): Question and answer session continues following John Cage's readings of his Mesostic I-VI.
Streaming file 3 (Mesostic IV, side 1): John Cage reads his Mesostic IV (from I-VI).
Streaming file 4 (Mesostic IV, side 2): John Cage continues to read his Mesostic IV (from I-VI).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 915087690NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20753862Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c14a23a0-b90e-0133-a5ba-60f81dd2b63c
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