Improvisation IV : sets of cassette recordings used in the music for Fielding sixes

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Title
Improvisation IV : sets of cassette recordings used in the music for Fielding sixes
Additional title: Improvisation
Additional title: Fielding sixes (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Cage, John (Composer)
Glackin, Paddy (Instrumentalist)
Molloy, Matt (Instrumentalist)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1318 -- 1322
Topics
Aleatory music
Flute music
Folk dance music -- Ireland
Modern dance music
Musique concrète
Violin music
Genres
Music
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music by John Cage.
Content: Contains sets of cassette recordings of traditional Irish music which are components of the music for Merce Cunningham's Fielding sixes (1980).
Content: Title and performers provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original cassettes and information provided by the John Cage Trust.
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 1: "F. 6's 1A - 2:50". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 2: "F. 6's 2A - 2:15". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 3: "F. 6's - 2:15". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 4: "F. 6's 4A - 2:25". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 5: "F. 6's 5A - 2:25". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1318 no. 6: "F. 6's 5A - 2:30". Based on the original order of the donor's inventory numbers, the cataloger considered cassette no. 3 to be [3A] and renamed cassette no. 6 from "5A" to [6A].
Content: Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 1: "Fielding Six 7A - 1'51". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 2: "Fielding Sixes 8A - 2'22". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 3: "Fielding Sixes 9A - 2'30". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 4: "Fielding Sixes 10A - 3'39". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 5: "Fielding Sixes 11A - 1'36". Handwritten note on original cassette *LTC-A 1319 no. 6: "Fielding Sixes 12A - 2'43".
Content: John Cage's Improvisation IV is composed for "3 sets of 12 identical cassettes in play, all containing traditional Irish music played by Matt Malloy on flute and Paddy Glackin on fiddle." (John Cage Trust website, accessed May 22, 2015). The cataloger selected Fielding sixes 1A - 12A as the archival originals and representative set of cassettes based on the completeness of digital files. There are 3 additional sets of cassettes containing the flute music identical to nos. 7-12 of the archival original set, labeled Fielding sixes 7B - 12B, Fielding sixes 7C - 12C, and, Fielding sixes 7D - 12D.
Content: Recorded in unidentified locations.
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: C129 - C134 (*LTC-A 1318 no. 1-6); C135 - C140 (*LTC-A 1319 no. 1-6); C141 - C146 (*LTC-A 1320 no. 1-6); C147 - C152 (*LTC-A 1321 no. 1-6); C159 - C164 (*LTC-A 1322 no. 1-6).
Performers: [Paddy Glackin, fiddle, and, Matt Malloy, flute].
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 12 audio cassettes (35 minutes total) : analog
Sound quality is fair to mostly good; streaming file 1 is very muffled and nearly inaudible.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 913794922
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20730796
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ae35490-99b8-0136-4082-5fd511fd3010
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Improvisation IV " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7e7fd730-b8cc-0133-c5b7-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Improvisation IV " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7e7fd730-b8cc-0133-c5b7-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1980). Improvisation IV Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7e7fd730-b8cc-0133-c5b7-60f81dd2b63c

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Improvisation IV