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John Cage and the Cagefest concert recordings : on American Public Radio

Title
John Cage and the Cagefest concert recordings : on American Public Radio, 1991/1992 / hosted by Rich Kleinfeldt.
Publication
  • [November 15, 1991].
  • [1992].

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Black, Robert, 1956-2023
  • Cage, John
  • Davies, Dennis Russell
  • Kleinfeldt, Rich
  • Celli, Joseph
  • Drury, Stephen
  • Perlis, Vivian
  • Schöning, Klaus
  • Starin, Stefani
  • Williams, Jan, 1939-
  • Zukofsky, Paul
  • Cage, John.
  • American Public Radio, radio producer.
  • American Public Radio, broadcaster.
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), host institution.
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, donor.
Found In
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Description
2 streaming audio files (59 minutes total) : digital, stereo
Summary
  • Streaming file 1, side 1: Program introduction with host Rich Kleinfeldt, includes clips of John Cage speaking, ca. 0:00-3:28; Bob [Robert] Black speaks about performing Cage's Composed improvisation for bass guitar (1990), ca. 3:29-4:04; performance, by Black and Jan Williams, of Cage's Composed improvisation for percussion and bass guitar at the National Academy of Sciences on November 15, 1991, ca. 4:28-12:45; Cage reads a selection from his writings, ca. 12:57-13:56; brief excerpts from Kleinfeldt's interview with Cage at the Library of Congress on November 15, 1991; topics include Cage's compositional approach to time, harmony in music, and his interest in traffic sounds, ca. 13:57-16:32; performance of Cage's Two (1987) by Stefani Starin and Stephen Drury, ca. 16:48-24:35; excerpt from Cage's Two⁴ (1991) is played in the background while Paul Zukofsky speaks about playing it, followed by Cage speaking about composing it, ca. 24:36-27:20; Two⁴ excerpt continues as Kleinfeldt speaks about the commission of this work by the McKim Fund, ca. 27:21-27:36; ; Two⁴ excerpt continues as Cage reads an excerpt from his 1952 manifesto about new music, ca. 27:50-28:27; Dennis Russell Davies speaks about working with Cage and his admiration of Cage's Seasons (1947) while an excerpt of Seasons is played in the background, ca. 28:28-30:54; performance by Black, Celli, Drury, Starin, and Williams of Cage's Five (1988), ca. 31:34-36:34; Klaus Schöning speaks about working with Cage on Roaratorio (1979) and a broadcast of it on German radio while excerpts of Roaratorio plays in the background, ca. 36:56-43:11; excerpt from the American Master's film John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it (1990), Cage speaks about composing, ca. 43:48-44:30; Vivian Perlis speaks about Cage's experimental approach to composition, ca. 44:45-45:13.
  • Streaming file 2, side 2: Rich Kleinfeldt speaks about John Cage's compositional methods for Ryoanji (1983-1985), ca. 0:00-0:55; Bob [Robert] Black speaks briefly about Ryoanji while the performance of it by Black, Joseph Celli, and Jan Williams on November 15, 1991 is played in the background, ca. 0:56-2:55; brief excerpts from Kleinfeldt's interview with Cage while the Ryoanji performance continues in the background, ca. 2:56-3:40; Ryoanji performance continues, ca. 3:40-9:40; Vivian Perlis speaks about Cage's interest in Zen Buddhism, ca. 5:04-5:37; Cage tells an anecdote about a conversation he had with Hidekazu Yoshida, ca. 5:41-6:26; excerpt of Cage reading a selection of his writings, ca. 7:04-7:26; Black tells an anecdote about a performance of Ryoanji, ca. 9:00-9:39; Kleinfeldt gives the Cagefest program credits, ca. 9:56-10:33; excerpts of Cage responding to the post-performance audience questions, ca. 10:35-14:06.
Alternative Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographical radio programs.
  • Classical music radio programs.
  • Live sound recordings.
Note
  • Contains an American Public Radio program on composer John Cage with recording excerpts from the Cagefest concert held in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences on November 15, 1991, part of the Concerts from the Library of Congress, 1991-1992 series.
  • Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on handwritten note on original cassette and container, audition, and information provided by Worldcat.
  • Handwritten note on original cassette and container: "Cagefest Broadcast ; Lion Recording Services, Inc. [address] Washington, D.C.".
  • Sound quality is good.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Indexed In (note)
  • Worldcat, accessed May 11, 2015
Event (note)
  • Broadcast on American Public Radio in 1992.
Source (note)
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Call Number
*LTC-A 1432
OCLC
914907234
Title
John Cage and the Cagefest concert recordings : on American Public Radio, 1991/1992 / hosted by Rich Kleinfeldt.
Production
[November 15, 1991].
Publisher
[1992].
Playing Time
004514 001406
Type of Content
performed music
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
audiocassette
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
audio file
Performer
Robert Black, electric bass guitar ; Jan Williams, percussion ; Stefani Starin, flute ; Stephen Drury, piano ; Paul Zukofsky, violin ; Joseph Celli, oboe ; John Cage, Robert Black, Paul Zukofsky, Dennis Russell Davies, Klaus Schöning, and Vivian Perlis, commentators ; Rich Kleinfeldt, host.
Event
Recorded in a performance at the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences in, Washington, District of Columbia, [1991 November 15].
Broadcast on American Public Radio in 1992.
Indexed In:
Worldcat, accessed May 11, 2015, [Concerts from the Library of Congress, 1991-1992 series. : Program 6, part 1] Cagefest, http://www.worldcat.org/title/concerts-from-the-library-of-congress-1991-1992-series-program-6-part-1-cagefest/oclc/43788141
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Original Version
Archival original: (1 audio cassette (59 minutes) : analog) in *LTC-A 1432.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Local Note
Transferred from original analog cassette by George Blood Audio on March 25, 2015; two preservation files were created based on cassette sides: myh_ltca1432_v01f01_pm, and, myh_ltca1432_v01f02_pm.
Source
Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Connect to:
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Added Author
Black, Robert, 1956-2023, commentator.
Black, Robert, 1956-2023, instrumentalist.
Cage, John, interviewee.
Davies, Dennis Russell, commentator.
Kleinfeldt, Rich, host.
Kleinfeldt, Rich, interviewer.
Celli, Joseph, instrumentalist.
Drury, Stephen, instrumentalist.
Perlis, Vivian, commentator.
Schöning, Klaus, commentator.
Starin, Stefani, instrumentalist.
Williams, Jan, 1939- instrumentalist.
Zukofsky, Paul, commentator.
Zukofsky, Paul, instrumentalist.
Container of (work): Cage, John. c ̳Composed improvisation, drums.
Container of (work): Cage, John. c ̳Composed improvisation, guitar.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Five.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Literary works. Selections.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Two.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Two⁴. Selections.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Seasons. Selections.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Roaratorio. Selections.
Container of (work): Cage, John. Ryoanji.
American Public Radio, radio producer.
American Public Radio, broadcaster.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), host institution.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Research Call Number
*LTC-A 1432
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