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The Rockefeller Years, 1964 to Spring 1968

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter describes the series of coincidences that led to the creation of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts; assembling the first group of Creative Associates by Lukas Foss and the ... More


This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Renee Levine Packer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book portrays an important and previously unexplored corner of the history of new music in America: the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. ... More


Piano

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Tudor switched from the organ to the piano in his late teens. His approach to the new instrument, whose nature he regarded as percussion, centered on harnessing its mechanism of escapement, which ... More


Natural Objects

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Tudor claimed that in his seminal work Untitled, electronic components were discovered as “natural objects” as they were patched in a feedback loop creating a giant oscillator which generated sounds ... More


(Likeness to) Voices

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The voice became a central concern for Tudor from the late 1970s onward. However, he appears to have understood this instrument as having a paradoxical nature in which appearance matters more than ... More


New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Amy Beal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book documents how American experimental music and its practitioners came to prominence in the West German cultural landscape between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the ... More


Sound Systems

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The story of Tudor’s transition from performer to composer is undermined by the observation of archival material which reveals he continued to realize other composers’ works even after he supposedly ... More


Getting Inside the Sound: The Works from 1959 to 1960

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the transitional but highly influential works La Monte Young composed as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley, as a composer for Anna Halprin’s dance studio, and as a new arrival ... More


Performing the Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Martin Iddon and Philip Thomas

in John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190938475
eISBN:
9780190938505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938475.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines in further detail the practical work undertaken by the early piano soloist within the piece, David Tudor. It details the work he undertook to realise the piece for performance ... More


David Tudor and the Solo for Piano

John Holzaepfel (ed.)

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

David Tudor's name continues to be linked with the music of John Cage and his Solo for Piano is a compendium of notational techniques in experimental music. The Solo for Piano is a collection of ... More


Debuts 1950–1954

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces key events in the history of radio broadcasting and new music festivals up to 1954, when John Cage first visited Germany and performed with pianist David Tudor at the ... More


Amplified Piano

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The introduction of electronic amplification to the piano, which began as an innocent bluff by a teenage composer living in the Arctic Circle, had a devastating consequence for Tudor’s virtuosity on ... More


Bandoneon!

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Bandoneon! (a combine), performed in October 1966 as part of the 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, has been regarded as Tudor’s first work as a composer. However, the conception of this piece was ... More


Reflections

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The music Tudor made in the 1980s is difficult to understand. On the surface, it appears that he returned to the use of amplified physical objects, particularly through his partnership with Jackie ... More


In: The Other Side (A Likely Story)

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

David Tudor has long been known as an influential yet enigmatic character who lived in many anecdotes and spoke only in riddles on the few occasions he did so. The beginning of this research was an ... More


The Aesthetics of the Misfit: The Case of Henry Flynt and David Tudor (2004)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0016
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the aesthetics of David Tudor as a performer and composer by situating his artistic aims within those of John Cage and Henry Flynt. As an interpreter-performer, Tudor trusted in ... More


Island Eye Island Ear

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

For more than ten years since 1974, Tudor collaborated with Fujiko Nakaya and Jackie Monnier on a grand-scale project to convert an entire island into a musical instrument. His plan was to play back ... More


Pepsi Pavilion

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In 1970, Tudor composed the sound system of an entire pavilion at the Osaka World Expo as a “musical instrument.” When taken at face value, this statement implies an uncanny image of “instrument” ... More


Kinship: Cage, Tudor, and the New Timbral Utopia

Jennifer Iverson

in Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190868192
eISBN:
9780190929138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868192.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

WDR composers drew from several sources in creating their electronic timbral utopia, including John Cage’s early works. His compelling prepared piano pieces provided a model for the new sounds of ... More


Neural Syntheses

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

One of Tudor’s last projects used an instrument custom-made for him using the neural network chip that had just been developed. The Neural Synthesizer began as an attempt to build a universal ... More


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