Collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1963-1980

Watts, John, 1930-1982


110 sound tapes + 3 videocassettes.
sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
These noncommercial sound and video recordings were collected by John Watts and consist primarily of his own compositions -- The audio tapes of works by Watts feature many of his synthesizer works, including dance scores. The collection also contains several of his chamber works. Performers of the chamber works include Catherine Rowe and Dean Sanders. The three videotapes are entitled Timecoded Woman I, II, III, a collaboration between Watts and his wife, choreographer Laura Foreman.
The collection contains audio tapes of at least thirteen different Composers Theatre concerts; the known concert dates range from November 18, 1968 to May 4, 1972. These concerts include chamber works by Robert Baksa, Robert Clark, Cecil Effinger, Alexi Haieff, Ezra Laderman, and John Watts.
Additional audio tapes include electronic works by Peter Klausmeyer, Barton McLean, and Charles Lloyd.
John Watts was an American composer known in particular for his synthesizer music -- He was the founder and director of Composers Theatre, a cooperative of New York musicians dedicated to the performance of 20th century American music.
Finding aid available in repository. In: *L(Special) 90-24.

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