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Title
Asura
Additional title: Hanayagi
Additional title: Hanayagi-Asura
Additional title: Song of the center
Additional title: Song of chaos
Names
Itō, Teiji (Composer)
Hanayagi, Suzushi (Choreographer)
Collection

Teiji Itō collection of noncommercial recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1962-01-24
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *L (Special) 88-28
Shelf locator: *LT-7 2683
Topics
Music rehearsals
Instrumental ensembles
Dance music
Avant-garde (Music)
Prepared piano music
Percussion music
Dance
Rehearsals
Genres
Music
Filmed performances
Notes
Source 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (16 min., 35 sec.) : analog, half-track, 7 1/2 ips, mono ; 7 in.
Description
Part 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 912444109
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20650441
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5dba25e0-b8c8-0133-c9f9-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1962: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Asura" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1962. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61ff3380-b8c8-0133-df3a-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Asura" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61ff3380-b8c8-0133-df3a-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1962). Asura Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61ff3380-b8c8-0133-df3a-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Asura