Second week of January : rehearsal of music for Signals

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Title
Second week of January : rehearsal of music for Signals
Additional title: Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Adams, John D. S., 1966- (Composer)
Gray, D'Arcy (Composer)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Composer)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)
Adams, John D. S., 1966- (Instrumentalist)
Gray, D'Arcy (Instrumentalist)
Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938- (Instrumentalist)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)
Cage, John (Composer)
White Oak Dance Project (Associated name)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1521
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Music rehearsals
Musique concrète
Violin music
Genres
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, D'Arcy Gray, and John D.S. Adams.
Content: Contains a rehearsal of music to be used for the White Oak Dance Project's performances of Merce Cunningham's Signals (1970). Second week of January was commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project, and the pre-recorded tapes of each composer were meant to be mixed in real-time for the performances by "the White Oak audio engineer...using the source material provided by the Cunningham musicians". The Second week of January is based on the initial concept by John Cage for Signals, titled the First week of June, a collaboration with composers Gordon Mumma and David Tudor.
Content: Title, performers and date provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original cassette, audition, collection context, and information provided on David Tudor's WWW site.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette: "Signals ; Rehearsal".
Sound quality is mostly good; ends abruptly and probably cuts off the end of the music.
Performers: [David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, D'Arcy Gray, and John D.S. Adams], musicians.
Venue: Recorded in rehearsal in an unidentified location.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (20 minutes) : analog
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 952486509
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21006283
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2fd38f60-78a5-0136-abe8-0b5a31a62da8
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  • 1994: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Second week of January " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44549dc0-c349-0133-a70b-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Second week of January " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44549dc0-c349-0133-a70b-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1994). Second week of January Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/44549dc0-c349-0133-a70b-60f81dd2b63c

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Second week of January