Merce Cunningham Archive

  • Lou Harrison: A World of Music is an intimate portrait of an eclectic composer who traded a fast-paced New York career for a remote cabin in the woods. Harrison, a polymath, iconoclast, writer and activist, embraced artistic playfulness over the business of composing. Experimenting freely with western, eastern and custom made instruments, Harrison forged a new course for 20th century music.

    The Gamelan Vibrations of Lou Harrison

    Lou Harrison: A World of Music is an intimate portrait of an eclectic composer who traded a fast-paced New York career for a remote cabin in the woods. Harrison, a polymath, iconoclast, writer and activist, embraced artistic playfulness over the business of composing. Experimenting freely with western, eastern and custom made instruments, Harrison forged a new course for 20th century music.

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  • Eagle Rock's Welcome Inn transformed into a micro-concert grand finale for Los Angeles's Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival on Sunday, January 29th. The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound produced this free, six-hour event.

    Sound Motel: Experimental Musings in Los Angeles

    Eagle Rock's Welcome Inn transformed into a micro-concert grand finale for Los Angeles's Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival on Sunday, January 29th. The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound produced this free, six-hour event.

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  • "Dream" (1948) was written for Merce Cunningham's dance, minimal fixed tones of sustained resonance, influenced by Balinese Gamelan and divinations through the I Ching.

    John Cage: Dreaming in Sustained Resonance

    "Dream" (1948) was written for Merce Cunningham's dance, minimal fixed tones of sustained resonance, influenced by Balinese Gamelan and divinations through the I Ching.

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