AsuraAdditional title: HanayagiAdditional title: Hanayagi-AsuraAdditional title: Song of the centerAdditional title: Song of chaos
NamesItō, Teiji (Composer)Hanayagi, Suzushi (Choreographer)
Teiji Itō collection of noncommercial recordings
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1962-01-24
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *L (Special) 88-28Shelf locator: *LT-7 2683
TopicsMusic rehearsalsInstrumental ensemblesDance musicAvant-garde (Music)Prepared piano musicPercussion musicDanceRehearsals
NotesSource note: Title from original tape reel container.Content: "Head Hanayagi ; 1"--From original tape reel.Content: "Asura; Side I Act I; 24 Jan; Side II, Act II; 24 Jan"--From original tape reel container.Biographical/historical: This might be choreographer Suzushi Hanayagi's copy. Hanayagi and Itō did work together in the dance "9 Heads 1000 Eyes 990 Hands 6 Legs", which first premiered at the Fashion Institute of Technology in April 9, 1962. However, it is uncertain if "Asura" is connected with that project.Venue: Recorded rehearsal [Unidentified location] 1962 January 24.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (16 min., 35 sec.) : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 7 in.
DescriptionPart 1 features music from an avant garde instrumental ensemble (dance music), featuring objects played as percussion instruments, a prepared piano (with objects on the strings), a cello (?), a flute, accordion, thumb harp (?) and other unidentifed instruments. Part 2 features a live rehearsal recording of an unidentified vocalist singing songs and reciting lines [excerpts of "Song of the center" and "Song of chaos" from Brecht's play "Caucasian chalk circle"], with an added accordion. (Caucasian chalk circle was performed in New York in April 1966. However, it is uncertain if the recordings were made in 1966.)
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 912444109NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20650441Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5dba25e0-b8c8-0133-c9f9-60f81dd2b63c
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