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Interview with Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan : on New York & Company (Radio program), WNYC

Title
Interview with Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan : on New York & Company (Radio program), WNYC, 2001-03.
Publication
[March ?], 2001.

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Additional Authors
Found In
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Description
1 streaming audio file (17 minutes) : digital, stereo
Uniform Title
  • Seasons (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
  • Leonard Lopate show (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Magazine format radio programs.
  • Radio interviews.
Note
  • Host Leonard Lopate interviews Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan for broadcast by radio station WNYC FM, on its series New York & Company radio program (former name of the Leonard Lopate show); on the occasion of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company season at City Center, March 31-April 8, 2001.
  • Title, date and location provided by cataloger based on audition, and handwritten and printed notes on original cassette.
  • Handwritten note on original cassette: "Carolyn Brown ; David Vaughan". Printed label on original cassette: "WNYC AM820 / 93.3 FM ; Dolby B ; New York, N.Y.".
  • Sound quality is good.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Source (note)
  • Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Call Number
*LTC-A 1472
OCLC
932895427
Title
Interview with Carolyn Brown and David Vaughan : on New York & Company (Radio program), WNYC, 2001-03.
Publisher
[March ?], 2001.
Playing Time
001715
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
audiocassette
online resource
Event
Broadcast on WNYC radio station, New York, New York, 2001 [March ?].
Summary
Tobi Tobias introduces the New York & Company radio program with Leonard Lopate; Leonard Lopate introduces the Merce Cunningham Dance Company season at City Center, Carolyn Brown, and David Vaughan; Carolyn Brown speaks about meeting Merce Cunningham and John Cage with her husband Earle Brown while in Denver, Colorado; David Vaughan speaks about meeting Cunningham and Cage at the School of American Ballet, as well as seeing some of their performances for the first time; Brown speaks about being invited by Cunningham to the 1953 summer session at Black Mountain College and how this experience inspired her to become a dancer; she speaks about several of the works they performed at Black Mountain that summer, including Suite by chance (1953); touring in the Volkswagon bus, especially the conversations between Cage and David Tudor about theory and chance, and Cunningham's quiet demeanor; being drawn to the artistic ideas of Cunningham and his collaborators; how she adjusted to dancing independently of the accompanying music; Vaughan speaks about his first impressions of Sixteen dances for soloist and company of three (1951) and how this work inspired him; they speak briefly about Vaughan's work as a Company administrator and his recently published book, Merce Cunningham: 50 years (New York, Aperture); Brown compares the early reception and reviews of the Company in New York versus that of Europe; Brown speaks briefly about a recent reconstruction of Summerspace (1958); Lopate announces the upcoming performances at City Center; Vaughan speaks briefly about performing as a vocalist in How to pass, kick, fall, and run (1965).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at NYPL Research Libraries.
Original Version
Archival original: (1 audio cassette (17 minutes) : analog) in *LTC-A 1472.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Local Note
Transferred from original analog cassette by George Blood Audio on March 26, 2015.
Source
Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Connect to:
Added Author
Container of (work): Cage, John. Seasons. Selections.
Brown, Carolyn, 1927- interviewee.
Lopate, Leonard, host.
Vaughan, David, 1924- interviewee.
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.), broadcaster.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Music for (work) : Seasons (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Leonard Lopate show (Radio program)
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Research Call Number
*LTC-A 1472
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