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Second week of January: recordings of music for Signals, 1A, 1B

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Title
Second week of January: recordings of music for Signals, 1A, 1B
Additional title: Signals (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Merce 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)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994-01-09
Date Created: 1994-01-14
Table of Contents
Streaming 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 locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTD-A 734
Topics
Aleatory music
Electronic music
Modern dance music
Percussion music
Vocalises
Cage, John. First week of June
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Statement 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 Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audio DAT cassettes (69 minutes total) : digital, .3209 ips, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, two track, stereo
Sound quality is good; there is recording silence at the beginning and end of both streaming files.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 897514548
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20492052
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b4d1b80-b823-0133-dcdd-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Second week of January" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994 - 1994. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8f4159c0-b823-0133-749d-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Second week of January" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8f4159c0-b823-0133-749d-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1994 - 1994). Second week of January Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8f4159c0-b823-0133-749d-60f81dd2b63c

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Second week of January