30 Pieces for String Quartet

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In an exclusive interview with NYPL, David Harrington describes the technique and theory behind "Thirty Pieces for String Quartet," which Cage wrote for the Kronos Quartet in 1983. Violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson demonstrates how to interpret certain notations in the violin part of the work.

About The Artist
Violinist David Harrington founded Kronos Quartet in 1973 in Seattle, Washington. Now based in San Francisco, the quartet has collaborated with renowned composers such as Phillip Glass and Steve Reich.
kronosquartet.org

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David Harrington and Emily Ondracek-Peterson
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Yes

Spin-17 performs John Cage's ARIA

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Solo Voice piece for any range with electronics accompaniment. Its voice part is graphically notated in 10 different styles so that a performer can choose any 10 different vocal styles of his/her choice.

About The Artist
Spin-17 : Ed Chang on Electronics, Motoko Shimizu on voice

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Spin-17
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No

Program: David Tudor at Carnegie Hall, 1966

The program for the April 26, 1966, presentation of "Evenings for New Music" at Carnegie Recital Hall. Tudor's performance that night was the world premiere of "Music for Carillon No. 4."

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1966
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Carnegie Hall

Manuscript Excerpt: Etudes Australes

The title "Etudes Australes," its published introduction explains, "comes from Atlas australis, a book of star maps which was used in the compositional process."

NYPL catalog record

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1974
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Manuscript Excerpt: Atlas Eclipitcales

The score contains musical "events," each built from one to 10 notes. The size of notes indicates their amplitude, while their duration is indicated above each event. Performers derive the notes by superimposing a musical staff over the 1950 Czech star map of the same.

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

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1961
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