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Varese: "Octandre," Schoenberg, Budd: "Juno", Tenney: "Blues", Satie (Timar), Revueltas: "1st and 2nd Little Serious Pieces," Ives: "Two Little Flowers," "General William Booth...," New Music Concert

Item consists of an audio recording of the New Music concert in 1977. Performances include "Octandre" by Edgard Varese, "Juno" by Budd Schoenberg, "Blues" by James Tenney, "1st and 2nd Little Serious Pieces" by Revueltas Satie (Timar), and "Two Little Flowers" and "General William Booth...," by Ives.

Audio recordings : Third- Knoxville to Little Rock

Item consists of a recording made by James Tenney during a cross-country road trip. Annotations on case include: #3 - middle 3rd day (July 10) - Tennessee to Little Rock landscape, Indians, etc. / music (Nashville) re paranoia / radio + TV - selling, "fantasy" re. trip alon / "bugged" by others sign of zodiac and IChing trigrams singing ("39 Miles to Memphis") 4th day (Arkansas) re landscape.

Audio recordings : Tenney "Fabric" work tapes #34 and LO-2

Consists of audio recording of samples for "Fabric" a work by James Tenney. Annotations on case include: "1. work-tape #34 (#3 + #4 normal speed - repeated 20 min. at 7 1/2 ips 2. work-tape L0-2 (2nd half of 12 + 34 +68 at normal (slow) speed) 10 min. at 7 1/2 ips."

Audio recordings : "Fabric"; #3 and #4 (half-speed) repeated, 1) work-tape #68 (#3 and #4 (half-speed) repeated) 2) work-tape HI (all of 12 + 34 + 68 at the higher speed)

Consists of five tracks by James Tenney of samples for his work "Fabric". Annotations on case include: "Fabric #3 +4 (half speed) repeated ~ 20 min at 7 1/2 ips work tape #68 1. work-tape #68 (#3 + #4 (half-speed) repeated) 20 min at 7 1/2 ips 2. work tape HI (all of 12 + 24 + 68 at the higher speed 10 min. at 7 1/2 ips)".

Audio recordings : James Tenney "Fabric" work tape A, Nov. 67 1) Mar. 64 single voice 2) "#1" (=A1 + B2) 3) "#3" (from Mar. 64) 4) "#1" and "#2" mixed 5) "#3" and "#4" mixed at half-speed

Consists of audio recording. Associated material includes reel 1998-038 / 044 (02) and two sheets of notes in reel case with diagrams and set up for reels A and B. Notes include: "Nov. 21, 67 Music is a physical process (acoustics). And it involves psychological processes (imagination- perceptor [composition, style crossed out]). But it is also, and most importantly, a social [emphasis] process." Information on case includes: "Information on case: Tenney Fabric Work-tape "A" 1. Mar. 64 single voice 2' at 15 ips 2. "#1" (=A1 + B2) 2' at 15ips 3. "3#" (from Marc. 64) 2 1/2 ' at 15 ips 4. "#1" and "#2" mixed 2' at 7 1/2 ips 5. "#3" and "#4" mixed at half-speed 5' at 7 1/2ips (all 2-track stereo)."

Audio recordings : James Tenney "Fabric" work tape B, Nov. 67 1) Nov. 67 (stereo copy) 2) Nov. 67 (mono original) 3) "#2" (Dec. 64) 4) "#4" (from Mar. 64) 5) "#3" and "#4" mixed

Consists of audio recording of computer music for work "Fabric". Associated material includes reel 1998-038 / 044 (01) and two sheets of notes in reel case with diagrams and set up for reels A and B. Notes include: "Nov. 21, 67 Music is a physical process (acoustics). And it involves psychological processes (imagination- perceptor [composition, style crossed out]). But it is also, and most importantly, a social [emphasis] process." Information on case includes: "Tenney Fabric Work-tape "A" 1. Mar. 64 single voice 2' at 15 ips 2. "#1" (=A1 + B2) 2' at 15ips 3. "3#" (from Marc. 64) 2 1/2 ' at 15 ips 4. "#1" and "#2" mixed 2' at 7 1/2 ips 5. "#3" and "#4" mixed at half-speed 5' at 7 1/2ips (all 2-track stereo)."

Audio recordings : Tenney - "Chorales for Percussion"

Consists of audio recording of "Chorales for Percussion" by James Tenney. There is a folded note in side the reel case which reads: "Jim - As I recall you wanted a 1/2 trk mono copy. I made it, but there is a tiny bit of speed fluctuation in the 1/2-trk machine downstairs, so I added a 1/4-stereo version as well. It's all on one side of the tape. Hope it works out. Carl 1st dub no good (some voice is on)."

Audio recordings : Computer music work tapes 1) "Analog #1-Noise study," December 1961 a) Original (full track) b) Dubbings at half and double speed (two track timed) 2) "Dialogue," April 1963 a) tonal stratum (original, converted in Dec. 1963) b)noise stratum (original, converted in Dec. 1963) c) tonal stratum (original of April 1963) d) noise stratum with reverberation (2 track, col. Lab.) e) noise stratum (original of April 3) f ) tonal stratum with reverberation (2 track, Col. Lab.)

Recording consists of eight pieces recorded by James Tenney. Annotations on case read: Tenney - Computer Music Work-tapes (analog #1 - Noise Study Dialogue). all at 7 1/2 (full track escept as noted). Computer Music Work Tapes James Tenney 1) Analog #1 - Noise Study - December 1961 a)original (full track) b) dubbings at half and double speed (two-track, timed) 2) Dialogue - April 1963 a) tonal stratum (original, converted in Dec. 63 b) noise stratum original, conversted in Dec. 63 (not as good as C and E below) c) tonal strtum (original of April, 63) d) noise [crossed out] tonal [crossed out] stratum with reverberation (2 track, col. lab.) e) noise stratum (original of April 63) f) tonal [crossed out] noise [crossed out] stratum with reverberation (2-track, Col. lab.) LP#6.

Audio recordings : Computer Music Fragments 1) Timbre Tests(1962) 2) Bell Clang tests (1962) 3) Stochastic Quartet (1963) 4) Radio Piece (7,63) 5) "Entrance/Exit Music" (Brecht-Tenney) (8/62) 6) "Improvisation for Medea" (2/61) 7) "Collage #1-Blue Suede" (4/61) 8) "Analog #1-Noise Study" (12/61)

Recording consists of eight recordings of computer music by James Tenney made between 1961 and 1963. Annotations on audio reel case include: 1) Timbre tests (1962) 2) Bell-clang tests (1962) 3) Stochastic Quartet (1963) 4) Radio Piece (7, 63) 5) Entrance/Exit Music (Brecht - Tenney) (8/62) 6) Improvisation from Medea (2/61) 7) Collage #1 "Blue Suede" (4/61) 8. Analog #1 - Noise Study (12/61)

Audio recordings : 1) "Koan" for solo violin (Yoko Matsuda) 2) "August Harp" (Susan Allen) 3) "Beast for String Bass" ( Nick Pap) 4) "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion" (John Bergamo)

Consists of a live recording of four solo orchestral pieces by composer James Tenney, labelled as "Four Koans" performed by Yoko Matsuda (violin), Susan Allen (harp), BEAST by Nick Pap (string bass) and John Bergamo (percussion). Final piece is very low and difficult to discern.

Audio recordings : 1) "Analog #1 (Noise Study)," Dec. 1961 2) "Five Stochastic Studies," Oct.-Dec. 1962 3) "Stochastic Quartet," Feb. 1963 4) "Radio Piece," July 1963 5) "Dialogue" (monophonic version), April 1963 5) "Dialogue" (monophonic version), April 1963

Recording of five recordings of computer music made between 1961 and 1964. Annotations on audio reel case include: 1)Analog #1 (Noise Study) Dec., 1961 2) Five Stochastic Studies - Oct. - Dec. 1962 3) Stochastic Quartet - Geb. 1963 L=R = 1 : 30 4) Radio Piece July 1963 5) Dialogue (monophonic version) April 1963

Audio recordings : 1) "Analog #1-Noise Study," Dec. 1961 2) "Five Stochastic Studies," Dec. 1962 3) "Collage #2 ("Viet-Flakes")," Dec. 1966 for the film by Carolee Schneemann 4) "Fabric for Che," Nov. 1967

Consists of an audio recording of electronic music by James Tenney. The tracks consist of "Analog #1 (Noise Study)," from December, 1961; "Five Stochastic Studies," December, 1962; "Collage #2 (Viet-Flakes)," from February, 1967, made for the film by Carolee Schneemann; and Fabric, written for Che Guevera, from November, 1967. There is a card attached to the reel case which reads: "Jerry Bruck Designing Services, Home Music Systems, Professional Tape Recording 185 Ave 'C' NY 9 NY OR 7-4082"

Audio recordings : Instrumental Music, 1956 to 1959 : 1) "Seeds (I-IV) for Six Instruments," 1956, Henry Brant conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 2) "Dance Trio" (flute, clarinet, oboe), 1957, James Tenney conductor, Bennington Students 3) Essay for chamber orchestra, 1957 Brant conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 4) "Thirteen Ways of looking at a Blackbird" (Wallace Stevens) James Tenney conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 5) "Sonata for 10 Wind Instruments," 1959, James Tenney conductor, Midwestern Composers Symposium (dedicated to Carl Ruggles)

Consists of recordings of five performances featuring music composed by James Tenney. Case notes include: Instrumental Music, 1956 to 1959 : 1) "Seeds (I-IV) for Six Instruments," 1956, Henry Brant conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 2) "Dance Trio" (flute, clarinet, oboe), 1957, James Tenney conductor, Bennington Students 3) Essay for chamber orchestra, 1957 Brant conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 4) "Thirteen Ways of looking at a Blackbird" (Wallace Stevens) James Tenney conductor, Bennington Composers Conference 5) "Sonata for 10 Wind Instruments," 1959, James Tenney conductor, Midwestern Composers Symposium (dedicated to Carl Ruggles).

Audio recordings : 1) "Seeds" (I-IV) for six instruments, 1956, Henry Brant-Bennington Composers Conference 2) "From the 'Blue Books'"-Bennington, 1956 3) "Dance Trio"-Bennington, 1957 4) "Essay #3 for Chamber Orchestra"-Brant, Bennington Composers Conference, 1957 5) "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (Wallace Stevens)-1958-Tenney-Bennington Composers Conference 6) "Sonata for Ten Wind Instruments," 1959 (revised version)-Tenney-Midwestern Composers Symposium 7) "Sonata ( for nine wind instruments)"-Paul Wolfe-Bennington Composers Conference, 1959

Consists of an audio recording of instrumental music between the years 1956 and 1959. The first track is "Seeds" (I-IV) for six instruments by Henry Brant and "From the 'Blue Books,'" performed in 1956 at the Bennington Composers' Conference. Next is "Dance Trio" and "Essay #3" for chamber orchestra by [Henry] Brant, performed at the Bennington Composers' Conference in 1957. This is followed by "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by James Tenney and based on a poem by Wallace Stevens, performed in 1958 at the Bennington Composers' Conference; then "Sonata for Ten Wind Instruments" (revised version) by James Tenney, performed in 1959 at the Midwestern Composers' Symposium. Lastly, is "Sonata for Nine Wind Instruments" (first version) by Paul Wolfe, performed at the Bennington Composers' Conference in 1959.

Audio recordings : 1) "Improvisations for Medea," 1961 2) "Collage #1 Blue Suede," 1961 3) Stochastic String Quartet, 1963 4) "Collage #2 Viet-Flakes," 1966

Consists of audio recording of electronic and computer music composed by James Tenney. The tracks are "Improvisations for 'Medea'" from 1961, "Collage #1 (Blue Suede)" from 1961, "Stochastic String Quartet" from 1963, "Music for Player Piano from 1964", and "Collage #2 -(Viet Flakes)" from 1966.

Audio recordings : Electronic and computer music 1) "Improvisations for Medea," 1961 2) "Collage#1 Blue Suede" 3) "Stochastic String Quartet" 1963 4) "Music for Player Piano" 1964 5) "Collage #2 Viet Flakes" 1966

Consists of five recordings of musical compositions by James Tenney. Annotations on case include: "James Tenney - Electronic and Computer Music. 1) Improvisations for "Medea" (1961). 2) Collage #1 "Blue Suede" (1961) 3'20" 3) Stochastic String Quartet (1963) 2' 50" 4) Music for Player Piano (1964) 6' 15" 5) Collage #2 "Viet Flakes" (1966) 10' "

Lydian Mode/Phrygian Mode

Consists of "Lydian Mode" and "Phrygian Mode" James Tenney. Originally recorded at a concert on May 27, 1973 at the California Institute of the Arts.

Audio recordings : Computer music, 1961-63 1) "Analog #1-Noise Study," December 1961 2) "Five Stochastic Studies," December 1962 3) "Dialogue," April 1963 4) "Phases," December 1963, for Edgar Varese

Consists of an audio recording of Computer Music, 1961 by James Tenney. There are four tracks: "Analog #1 - Noise Study," from December, 1961; "Five Stochastic Studies," December, 1962; "Dialogue," from April, 1963; and "Phases," from December, 1963 for Edgard Varese.

Audio recordings : "Medea"-organized sound

Item consists of #1 Prelude 1st Act and Nurse's Monologue / James Tenney. -- #2a Medea`s voice Death... Destruction... Let me die. / James Tenney. -- #2b "Ai....Ai" / James Tenney. -- #2c "Hear me...die" / James Tenney. -- #2d - "I will not be mocked.... Death (pp. 15-16) / James Tenney. -- Trumpet for Creon / James Tenney. -- #5 Thunder / James Tenney. -- #6 End of Act 1 / James Tenney. -- #7 Prelude to 2nd Act and Medea's Monologue / James Tenney. -- #8 From "I have heard evil" (p. 62) to "someone will bring us news" (p. 64) / James Tenney. -- #9 - Trumpet (p. 68) / James Tenney. -- #10 - Trumpets (p. 73) / James Tenney. -- #11 - Children's screams / James Tenney. -- #12 Opening of the doors on the children's bodies (p. 79) / James Tenney. -- #13 From "no, they are mine", thru end of play / James Tenney. -- Medea Tail end / James Tenney.

Audio recordings : "Harmonium #3"

Consists of audio recording of Harmonium #3 by James Tenney. It is performed by Judy Saiki and Michael Rafferty at Gallery Naga in Boston on November 24, 1981. There is a note folded inside the reel case which reads: "Sorry so late. This is from 11/24/81 perf. at Gallery Naga in Boston. Other harpists are Judy Saiki + Michael Rafferty. Close, but I'd like to get it better. Love, Susie."

Tape Music - 1961

Consists of an audio recording of "The First of Three Improvisations from Medea." from February, 1961 and "Collage #1 - Blue Suede," from April, 1961 by James Tenney.

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