Interview with Earle Brown, Tape 2; Interview with Irwin Kremen,[1987 April; 1989.]Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
NamesBrown, Earle, 1926-2002 (Interviewee)Kremen, Irwin (Interviewee)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Interviewer)Caplan, Elliot (Interviewer)Caplan, Elliot (Photographer)
Merce Cunningham Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1987-04Date Created: 1989Place: New York City.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 5054
TopicsBrown, Earle, 1926-2002Kremen, IrwinCunningham, MerceCage, JohnDance -- History -- United StatesModern dance -- History -- United States
NotesContent: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label and research.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Video8) (60 min) :sound, color ; 8mm
DescriptionThe first part of this material comes from the 2nd tape of an interview conducted by Merce Cunningham Dance Company archivist David Vaughan and director Elliot Caplan with composer Earle Brown, who worked frequently with both Merce Cunningham and John Cage. He begins by speaking about his personal and artistic connections with the duo. He then discusses going to the movies with the two which shades into a wider anecdote about Cages father and popular media (3:08). Brown then speaks about his interest in Gertrude Stein and her work (6:00). He then considers Cages influence on current culture in America and Europe (7:30). This continues to the end of the interview (14:33) After a brief interlude featuring someone typing on a computer in the Merce Cunningham Dance Companys executive directors office, the material shifts to an already-in-progress interview with artist and psychologist Irwin Kremen, a member of the artistic circle around John Cage and Merce Cunningham. The interview is conducted at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company space at Westbeth in New York City. Kremen begins by talking about the way in which he came to know Cage, Cunningham and David Tudor via connections to the creative programs at Black Mountain College, as well as discussing the milieu, performances and events of these early year (15:30) These anecdotes continue until the end of the material.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 950971568NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20970360Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f4db5500-2d7f-0137-bb43-29f17b274da6
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