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The collection comprehensively documents David Tudor's participation in post-World War II experimental and avant-garde music and aspects of his personal life until his death in 1996. Scores by other composers, notably John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Sylvano Bussotti and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tudor's realizations of their scores and his electronic compositional materials, form the most significant part of the collection. Extensive project files concern the scheduling and development of his piano concerts, electronic compositions and performances with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Electronic research files with equipment catalogs and notes show how Tudor taught himself complicated mathematics, equipment systems and circuitry in order to gain the requisite technical knowledge to compose his electronic work. Articles and reviews, a nearly complete set of Tudor's programs, more than 500 audio tapes, some videotapes, and photographs augment the documentation ... Read More
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Material comprises video recordings of an oral history interview with avant-garde composer Henry Brant conducted by Rani Singh and Andrew Perchuk on January 30, 2004. The Getty Research Institute (GRI) hosted events and conducted oral histories inspired by the "Modern Art in Los Angeles" theme beginning in 2003. Much of the research and product generated by the GRI's Modern Art in Los Angeles activities has been incorporated into the Getty's larger initiative, "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.," which focused on postwar art (1945-1980) in Los Angeles
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Four recordings of David Tudor performing works by Stefan Wolpe, Isaac Nemiroff, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Pierre Boulez, and John Cage
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This film documents the conception, design, and opening of the Pepsi-Cola Pavilion at Expo '70, Osaka, Japan. It focuses on the model-making and installation of the mirror dome in the pavilion's interior space. E.A.T. Los Angeles and New York jointly organized and administered the large-scale international collaboration to design, build, and program the pavilion. The project was begun in October 1968 by four artists: Robert Breer, Forrest Myers, David Tudor and Robert Whitman. In all, 20 artists and 50 engineers and scientists contributed to the design of the pavilion, which opened in March 1970
Indiana University
The not-for-profit group Beyond the Pale Productions was founded in 1998 to promote avant-garde and improvisational jazz in the Bloomington, Indiana area
University of California, San Diego
The UCSD Center for Music Experiment (CME) Collection contains the organizational files for the research unit. The materials include a substantial amount of subject files and writings reflecting the technology development or experimental music research and performance. The 2012 accession includes images, flyers, posters, pamphlets, ephemera, and recordings of performances done through CRCA
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives contains materials documenting the cessation of the journal, correspondence, financial and budget documents, fundraising materials, clippings, committee meeting minutes, photographs and artwork, stage and costume designs, contemporary concert and festival programs, scrapbooks containing promotional materials, publications of the League, and writings by Lederman Daniel.
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David Tudor letters to Karlheinz Stockhausen, 22 letters (60 pages), 18 envelope fronts, and 6 envelope backs. The correspondence concerns logistics and concert programs for several European tours performed by Tudor, as well as comments and questions regarding Stockhausen's Klavierstücke (I, II, III, etc, especially VI)
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Collection comprises comprehensive documentation of the Belgian surrealist's career as gallery director, editor, publisher, musician, poet and artist. Most significant are ca. 3500 letters (1918-1971) to and from artists, musicians, writers, dealers, and others prominent in the art world in Europe and some in the U.S. Most of the correspondence is organized chronologically, and includes letters to and from Enrico Baj, André Breton, Jacques Brunius, Jan Cockx, Paul Eluard, Robert Giron, Paul-Gustave van Hecke, Wifredo Lam, Marcel Leconte, Marcel Mariën, Paul Neuhuys, Paul Nougé, Roland Penrose, Benjamin Péret, Arthur Petronio, Herbert Read, André de Ridder, Charley Troop, Tristan Tzara, among others. Artwork that Mesens handled or considered for exhibitions is documented in ca. 800 photographs. Four and a half linear ft. of files relate to the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936, the beginnings of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (I.C.A.) in London, the ... Read More
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This video documents David Tudor's live performance of Sea tails that accompanied the video installation of the piece at the Theater Am Turm in Frankfurt, Germany


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