Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23

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Title
Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Brown, Norman Oliver, 1913-2002 (Speaker)
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) (Host)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988-02-23
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1660
Topics
Cage, John
Cage, John -- Roaratorio
Cage, John -- Silence
Cage, John -- Writing for the second time through Finnegans wake
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Finnegans wake
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Journal
Aleatory music -- History and criticism
Music and philosophy
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Contains Norman O. Brown's lecture at Wesleyan University as part of the Cage Symposium celebrating John Cage's 75th birthday.
Title, speaker, date, and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten and typed notes on original container and cassette, and audition.
Handwritten note on original container: "Cage Symposium ; Norman O. Brown". Typed note on original cassette: "Cage Symposium 2/23/88 ; Lecture - Norman O. Brown ; Wesleyan University ; Middletown, CT ; COPY".
Sound quality is good.
Venue: Recorded at Wesleyan University in, Middletown, Connecticut, 1988 February 23.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (63 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is good.
Description
Streaming file 1, side 1: Unidentified speaker introduces Norman O. Brown, ca. 0:00-0:25; Norman O. Brown speaks about John Cage; parallels between civilization, music, and social movements; Cage's use of noise and James Joyce's Finnegans wake; experimental music, history, nihilism, and religion; he quotes from Cage's writings over the years and interprets these, and Cage's compositions, through the "Dionysian" and "Apollonian" dichotomy; more about Finnegan's wake; ends abruptly.Streaming file 2, side 2: Begins abruptly, Norman O. Brown continues to speak about the "Dionysian" and "Apollonian" dichotomy in John Cage's music, especially in chance operations; he speaks about Cage's Writing for the second time through Finnegans wake; more about chance operations; he quotes from Cage's Silence; more about "Dionysian" and "Apollonian" aspects of Cage's work; he reads and interprets an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's journal entry on the fire in the woods; he refers to the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the "fiery furnace"; [brief audience applause].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 933582900
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20868032
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d06b3000-b94f-0133-9c04-3c07547a230f
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d2bd1e00-b94f-0133-c338-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d2bd1e00-b94f-0133-c338-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d2bd1e00-b94f-0133-c338-3c07547a230f

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Norman O. Brown lecture at the Cage Symposium at Wesleyan University, 1988-02-23