Second week of January: recordings of music for Signals, 1A, 1BAdditional title: Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
NamesMerce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)Adams, John D. S., 1966- (Recording engineer)Gray, D'Arcy (Instrumentalist)Gray, D'Arcy (Composer)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Instrumentalist)Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Composer)Cage, John (Composer)Shinjuku Bunka Sentā (Host)White Oak Dance Project (Associated name)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994-01-09Date Created: 1994-01-14
Table of ContentsStreaming file 1, Jan. 9: Second week of January, IA / D'Arcy Gray, left, and, David Tudor, right (2:10-32:33) |||| Streaming file 2, Jan. 14: Second week of January, IB / D'Arcy Gray, left, and, David Tudor, right (1:58-32:04)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTD-A 734
TopicsAleatory musicElectronic musicModern dance musicPercussion musicVocalisesCage, John. First week of June
GenresMusicLive sound recordings
NotesStatement of responsibility: music by David Tudor and D'Arcy Gray.Content: Contains master tapes of pre-recorded 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 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, dates, location, and performers provided by cataloger based on handwritten notes on original DAT containers; further information obtained online from the David Tudor Pages, http://davidtudor.org/Works/january.html, accessed on September 3, 2014.Content: Handwritten note on original DAT container no. 1: "Studio: Shijuku Bunka Center, Tokyo, Japan ; Client: Cunningham Dance Foundation ; Program: "Second week of January, I" A ; Music for Signals ; Composers: Left- D'Arcy P. Gray, Right- David Tudor ; Date/Time: Jan. 9 '94 ; Engineer: John D.S. Adams. Cassette sticker: Original Master ". Handwritten note on original DAT container no. 2: "Studio: Shijuku Bunka Center, Tokyo, Japan ; Client: Cunningham Dance Foundation ; Program: "Second week of January, I" B ; Music for Signals ; Composers: Left- D'Arcy P. Gray, Right- David Tudor ; Date/Time: Jan. 14 '94 ; Engineer: John D.S. Adams. Cassette sticker: Original Master ".Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: D147, and, D148.Performers: D'Arcy Gray, and David Tudor, musicians.Venue: Recorded at the Shinjuku Bunka Center in, Tokyo, Japan, 1994 January 9 and 14.Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audio DAT cassettes (69 minutes total) : digital, .3209 ips, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, two track, stereoSound quality is good; there is recording silence at the beginning and end of both streaming files.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 897514548NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20492052Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b4d1b80-b823-0133-dcdd-60f81dd2b63c
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