Poster + programme announcing a performance of “Mixed Media Opera” by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at the University of Cincinnati, April 1 (1968). Poster printed offset litho in black on white stock on recto and verso. 56x35cm. Bill Sontag’s design for the poster features an outline of a large cello with a photograph of a woman’s breasts superimposed over its upper part, a provocative reference to the arrest of Moorman and Paik on the grounds of “partial nudity” during the performance of “Opera Sextronique” in New York a little over a year earlier. The verso prints..... More about ACTION MUSIC: Spring Arts Festival '68
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NY: Lovely Music/Vital Records, 1981. LP record (VR 4908). Cover art by Patrick Vitacco. Performers David Van Tieghem, Peter Gordon, ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny, Jill Kroesen and the composer. Vinyl Mint in very slightly corner-worn sleeve. More about Perfect Lives (Private Parts): Music Word Fire And I Would Do It Again (Coo Coo
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1980. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with lettering to spine in silver. 154pp. “Here is the first book ever to examine seriously - and from the viewpoint of well-known, practicing musicians - the art of improvisation and its myriad uses” (jacket blurb). The book is divided into sections ranging from the traditional uses of improvisation (in Indian music, Flamenco and Baroque music) through to its uses in church organ playing, in jazz and in rock, to developments in contemporary composition. It was based in part on a series of..... More about Musical Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music
Printed offset in black on white paper. 21.5x14cm. “Experimental Music & Dance & Theatre Works: by Erik Anderson, Andy Warhol, Dick Higgins, Steve Balkin, Al Hansen, Yoko Ono, John Herbert McDowell, Diter Rot, Christo, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Charlotte Moorman, Alison Knowles, Liz Keen, T. Kosugi.” Monday nights, the traditional day for theatres in New York to be closed, were sometimes made available for experimental performances (for example, George Brecht and Robert Watts’ “Monday Night Letters” at the same venue in 1964/65). Reproduced on p.69 in “Al Hansen - An Introspective”, though incorrectly dated 1964. Fine. More about Flyer announcing “World Theatre” presented by H. Solomon & Steve Balkin at the Cafe Au Go...
Np.: RRRecords, nd. (1988). LP record (RIP-005). White labels; plain white sleeve with xeroxed sheet printing illustrations and track listings pasted to front cover, as issued. Contains “The City Wears A Slouch Hat”, Cage’s score for Patchen’s half-hour radio play, performed by the Columbia Radio Workshop in Chicago, May 31, 1942, and Cage’s compositions, all from 1942, “Imaginary Landscape #2 and #3, performed by the Hague Ensemble, and “Primitive”, played by the composer, pianist and Cage associate, Richard Bunger. Near Mint in sleeve. More about John Cage/Kenneth Patchen
Np.: Meltdown Records, 1987. LP record (MPA-1, yellow labels). Sleeve notes by Howard Mandel (reprinted from Ear Magazine). Contains unedited segments from the concert, part of the Rick Russo-produced “Sideshows by the Seashore” event held on June 8, 1986 in Coney Island, New York, a near-mythical meeting between John Cage and Sun Ra, neither of whom had previously had any musical contact with one another. It was witnessed by an audience of (unbelievably) little more than 150 people. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve Excellent (two tiny corner bumps). More about John Cage Meets Sun Ra
Two flyers announcing a short series of concerts at the Black Gate, NYC, June 22-24 (1967). Both flyers b/w, printed on rectos only (each 21.5x28cm.). The first part of the concert featured performances by Takehisa Kosugi, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and Jud Yalkut; the second, performances by Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Gunnar Johnson and Ralph Lundsten. Near Fine. More about COME & GO & RETURN & SCANDINAVIAN AVANT GARDE
Boulder, CO: Owl Records, 1966. LP record (ORLP-6). Cover design by Gerald Andrea; sleeve notes by Edward Tatnall Canby. Dockstader’s second album, following on from “Eight Electronic Pieces” (1960). Vinyl Excellent; minor corner wear and light rubbing to sleeve. More about Luna Park; Traveling Music; Apocalypse
Flyer and 2pp. press release for this event, a week-long series of performances and lectures held at the Guggenheim, New York, January 25-February 3, 1980. Both measure 28x21.5cm. Flyer designed by Jim McWilliams. The press release announces performances by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman of works by Yoko Ono, Takehisa Kosugi, Henning Christiansen, John Cage, and Joseph Beuys. Accompanied by a stiff printed card folded three times (23x10cm., folded), together with original printed mailing envelope, announcing performances/screenings of work by Joan Jonas, Stan Vanderbeek, Ed Emshwiller, Ken Dewey, Elaine Summers, and others. Fine. More about FIRST INTERMEDIA ART FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SERIES
A miniature flyer announcing a Fluxus performance on October 16, 1964 (intended to be repeated twenty and thirty and '&&' years later). Mimeographed text on pale cream card stock. 27x80mm. Verso blank. Designed to look as though it were hand-typed, especially as the name of Nam June Paik has been x-ed out. Paik, invited by Diter Rot to participate in the closing events of “Snow with an Ending”, his first solo show in the US, had just written “Pop Sonata” for Charlotte Moorman, based on his earlier “Serenade for Alison” (Knowles). The work was Paik and Moorman’s first..... More about g.brecht.d.higgins.a.knowles.c.moorman.d.rot will/just/drink/or/perhaps/ do/something/or/not, in...
Poster advertising a screening of Nam June Paik’s video “Global Groove” on WNET TV (New York), October 2, 1974. Printed offset in black on white paper. 47.6x32.5cm. Designed by Jim McWilliams, reproducing a Peter Moore photo of Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik. Paik produced his videotape while working as an artist-in-residency at the TV Lab at WNET-TV/Channel 13, and it starred, among others, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Bottoms, Charlotte Moorman, Jud Yalkut and John Cage, all of whom are listed on the poster. Folded twice for mailing, with Charlotte Moorman’s return address stamp and two tape..... More about GLOBAL GROOVE
Flyer advertising the happening at Ponte di Rialto conceived by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman for the opening night of the 33rd Venice Biennale, June 18, 1966. Printed offset in black on off-white paper. 21.6x28cm. Prints a quote attributed to John Cage (via Heinz-Klaus Metzger). The midnight happening was watched by hundreds of spectators, among them Peggy Guggenheim, Roy Lichtenstein and Leo Castelli. As their gondola floated up the Grand Canal, Moorman performed Cage’s “26'1.1499" ” while Ay-O showered her and Paik with rose petals from the bridge above. Moorman then jumped (or fell) into the canal..... More about GONDOLA HAPPENING
Three posters announcing a festival organised by Gruppo ‘70 (their third), held at Galleria Numero and Galleria La Vigna Nuova, Florence, during June-July, 1965. Offset litho, printed in black on yellow (Musica), purple (Pittura) and blue (Argomenti). 34.8x24.7cm. (Musica), and 34x24 (Pittura and Argomenti). The ‘Musica’ poster announces details of a concert to be held on June 25, 1965, featuring performances by Charlotte Moorman, George Brecht, Sylvano Busotti, Giuseppe Chiari and Antonio Infantino of work by, among others, Earle Brown, Dick Higgins, John Cage, Wolf Vostell, Nam June Paik, Bazon Brock, and Yoko Ono (“Touch Poem”). Also mentioned..... More about GRUPPO '70
NY/Oxford: OUP, 1998. First edition. 8vo. 385pp. + audio CD. SIGNED and inscribed by the composer on the front free endpaper: “for Mark with happy memory & present pleasure from Lou”, together with a printed letter to the recipient loosely inserted, signed “Lou” in red ink. Based on nearly seventy interviews, the book provides a detailed biography of Harrison, followed by individual chapters focusing on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instruments, Asian influences, music criticism, music and politics, compositional practices, and gender issues, including the historical background of San Francisco’s gay community. It also includes..... More about Lou Harrison: Composing a World
Ingatestone, Essex: Source, 1972. 4to. Wrps., newsprint paper, unpaginated (64pp.). Illustrated throughout with photographs and graphics. Some full-page ads. A detailed catalogue and programme of events issued by Source editors Stan Lunetta and Art Woodbury to accompany the series of concerts and performances held at the Roundhouse in Camden Town between August 13-28, 1972. The ambitious and wide-ranging event (a “Woodstock of the aesthetic vaguard”) was the brainchild of Harvey Matusow, who, along with his fourth wife, composer Anna Lockwood, formed part of the Naked Software ensemble. His idea was for an international event that would..... More about ICES - 72: International Carnival of Experimental Sound based on a Theme of Myth, Magic, Madness...
Poster announcing “Intermedia Institute Presents Music and Video Concert By Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman and Yoshi Wada Band” at The Kitchen, Mercer Art Center, NYC, February 4/11/18/25, 1973. Printed offset in black on off-white stock, with spiral graphic. 43x28cm. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Fine. More about INTERMEDIA INSTITUTE
Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1999. First edition. Yellow cloth. 456pp. An extensive exploration of sound in the twentieth-century avant-gardes, including discussions on the work of Antonin Artaud, George Brecht, William Burroughs, John Cage, Sergei Eisenstein, Fluxus, Allan Kaprow, Michael McClure, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock, Luigi Russolo, and Dziga Vertov. Fine in dw. More about Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts
Np.: Trunk Records, 2012. LP record (JBH047LP). Limited edition of 500 copies, divided into five runs of 100, each run with a different screenprinted sleeve and clear vinyl variant, this one with red, yellow, blue and silver streaks. Insert with notes by David Toop and postcard-size sheet reproducing scribbles by the artist included, as issued. The recordings, made “between 1975 and 1995, using microphones, a WASP, an Atari, a ZX Spectrum and anything else that came to hand”, were discovered by Keen’s daughter Stella in a box of cassettes found in her father’s Brighton..... More about Noise Art
Flyer + envelope relating to Nam June Paik’s “Robot-Opera” (NY: 1964). Flyer printed offset on white paper on both sides, with two mailing folds. 21.5x28cm. (unfolded). Illustrated with a Peter Moore photograph of Robot K-456 (named after a Mozart piano concerto), which, according to Paik’s biographer, was “a remote controlled robot that played audiotaped speeches by John F. Kennedy and defecated beans.” The robot was created by Paik with the aid of Shuya Abe, who helped with the electronics, and the comic opera in which it starred was first performed in collaboration with Charlotte Moorman at..... More about KILL POP-ART!! ROBOT-OPERA
Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press with Ground Fault Recordings, 2001. First edition. 12mo. Wrps., 280pp. Contributors include Nicholas Zurbrugg; GX Jupitter-Larsen; Sean Cubitt; Vito Acconci; Alvin Lucier; Charles Amirkhanian; Gregory Whitehead; David Dunn; and others. Audio CD included in sleeve attached to rear of lower wrapper (unopened), featuring work by Marina Abramovic, Jocelyn Robert, Yasunao Tone, Achim Wollscheid, Arthur Petronio, Vito Acconci, and seven others. Wrappers slightly rubbed, o/w Near Fine. More about Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language
NY: Rizzoli, 2007. First edition. Illustrated boards. 304pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Foreword by Jim O’Rourke. A history of sound art, from its origins in Futurism and Dada, via Fluxus to the present day, with an examination of the cross-pollination between experimental music and the visual art world, including the work of Jean Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, David Tudor, Destroy All Monsters, Sonic Youth, Menthol Wars, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among many others. Also features artist biographies of John Cage; Paul Panhuysen; Brian Eno; Bill Fontana; Annea Lockwood; Christian Marclay;..... More about Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories
Roma: Edipan, 1981. LP record (PAN PRC S20-08). The front cover has been SIGNED and inscribed “to Dick Higgins”, though the signature is difficult to discern. Lombardi recorded live in concert in Firenze performing works by Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage (including “Music for Marcel Duchamp” ), William Hellermann, La Monte Young (“Composition 1960 No. 7”), and his own composition, “Quattro Studi Alla Memoria di Chopin” (1980). Gatefold sleeve, with texts by the pianist/composer (in Italian), photographs, extracts from scores, etc. Disc Near Mint in slightly edge-worn sleeve. More about Spartito Preso
Np. ('s-Hertogenbosch, NL): Slowscan, 2015. LP record (Vol. 27). Limited edition of 200 copies. Comprises 28 tracks, each of one minute duration, by 26 artists. First broadcast on KPFA-FM radio, Berkeley on March 1, 1971. Contributors include Tom Marioni (who originally organised the event), Anthony Gnazzo, William T. Wiley, Terry Fox, Charles Amirkhanian, Wally Hedrick, Carol Law, and Robert Ashley. As new (still shrinkwrapped). More about MOCA/FM. Exhibition Of One Minute Soundworks From The Museum Of Conceptual Art, San Francisco
Designed by Carla Willyoung. Printed offset in black on off-white paper stock. 28x21.5cm. Moorman was assisted in her solo debut by David Tudor, Jacob Glick, Max Neuhaus, Joseph Byrd and Philip Corner, in whose loft the concert was held. Her programme began with a composition by Anton Webern, followed by contemporary works by Joseph Byrd, Earle Brown, Barney Childs, Philip Corner, Morton Feldman, La Monte Young (“Composition 1960 No. 13 to Richard Huelsenbeck”), and John Cage. This was Moorman’s first performance of Cage’s “26'1.1499" for a String Player” (actually just a segment), a work later to become a...... More about Flyer for Charlotte Moorman’s solo debut recital at 2 Pitt Street, New York City on April 15, 1963
Printed offset in black on white paper. 27.9x21.6cm. The design, using Sans Serif letterforms as design, is possibly the work of George Maciunas. If so, and it’s hard to be sure, it likely dates from 1964 or earlier, as it was around this time that Maciunas fell out with her. Fine. More about A sheet of Charlotte Moorman’s printed stationery with Fluxus-style letterhead
Broadside flyer announcing a concert held at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., NYC on June 10, 1968. Offset litho, printed on both sides in black on white stock. 43.3x21.5cm. Jim McWilliams’s design features a semi-naked Charlotte Moorman amidst a collage of art by Le Seuer, Ingres, Beardsley and Paik on one side, and on the other, press cuttings relating to her arrest in 1967. The concert, which included performances of work by John Cage, Allan Kaprow, Takahisa Kosugi and Philip Corner, was a benefit for Moorman’s legal expenses following her conviction for performing Paik’s “Opera..... More about Mixed Media Opera
NY: Mercer Arts Center, 1972. Offset poster printed in black on white stock. 55.5x43cm. Printed mailing label to the noted art critic David Bourdon to verso. Illustrated with four photographs from an action by Nitsch. Announces a “Continous Performance Saturday, December 2, 1972 2p.m.-2a.m.”. Nitsch’s friend, the Austrian filmmaker, architect and musician, Peter Kubelka, combined his work with the art of cuisine, a fusion which neatly tied in with the event’s location at The Kitchen in the Mercer Arts Center, NYC. Old central vertical and horizontal folds, o/w Fine. More about Orgies Mysteries Theatre: Peter Kubelka Will Cook
Vancouver: no label, 1982. LP record (4161). Plain white card sleeve, with printed label affixed to front cover, illustrated with a repeated image of a metal screw protruding from a human ear. Limited edition, with number 10 stamped to label (though the limitation is not known). Includes 8pp. printed insert. A compilation album featuring Industrial/Noise bands The Haters, Si Monkey, 0.8, Xyster, L.C.D. Grey, and M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi). Features the second recorded appearance of The Haters, the noise band founded by the underground conceptual and performance artist, GX Jupitter-Larsen. Vinyl Near Mint in lightly worn sleeve. More about NOWHERE TO PLAY
SF: Oannes, 1963. Single sheet of cream colour thin card stock, printed recto and verso. 30.5x12.5cm. Illustrated with four stills, two on each side. The experimental film, a sequence of dream images in which Helen Adam plays the part of a seer/witch, was made between 1962-63 and shown just once, at Robin Blaser’s short-lived gallery, on the evening of JFK’s assassination (apparently some members of the audience called for it to be cancelled as a mark of respect). It was then abandoned and believed lost until rediscovered a few years ago. As the film is silent..... More about Flyer announcing a screening of “Daydream of Darkness”, a film by Helen Adam and William...
Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titled in white lettering, issued without dw. 195pp. Frontispiece photo-portrait of the composer. Foreword by Ben Johnston. Afterword by Pauline Oliveros. An analysis of the music of Oliveros by former pupil and musicologist Heidi Von Gunden. The book, in which she also examines the issues of women composers, is divided into nine chapters, with titles including “Improvisation”, “Electronic Music”, “Consciousness Studies”, and “The Sonic Meditations” + a chronology + catalogue of compositions + discography + bibliography. Laid in is a short, handwritten..... More about The Music of Pauline Oliveros
Original flyer and programme for a presentation by Norman Seaman of three works by Yoko Ono at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, November 24, 1961. Single sheet, printed offset recto and verso. 14x21.5cm. Illustrated with a b/w photograph of Yoko Ono. The evening’s programme, detailed on the verso, consisted of three works: “A Grapefruit in the world of Park” (Yoko’s first musical piece); “A Piece for Strawberries and Violin”; and “AOS - to David Tudor”, with voice and instruments provided by the composer together with Ay-O, George Brecht, Joseph Byrd, Philip Corner, Terry Jennings, Jackson..... More about Works of Yoko Ono
NY: Japan Society/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000. First edition, softcover issue. Lge. 4to. 352pp. SIGNED by Yoko Ono on the front printed endpaper: “Love, Yoko Ono”. 287 illustrations, including 102 in full colour, together with a CD of new music by Yoko Ono in (opened) paper sleeve at rear of book. Detailed chronology and bibliography. The fullest survey of the artist’s career to date. Slight corner and minor edge wear to wrappers; spine slightly leaned, but uncreased; o/w Very Good plus. More about Yes Yoko Ono
Charlotte Moorman’s name on the photo-illustrated side has been neatly underlined in red ink (probably by her); folded in five for mailing, with small label affixed to blank panel addressed in Moorman’s hand to Yoko Ono in Tokyo (Moorman had previously been employed as an assistant by Yoko [see item #126], and one of her duties included mailing concert announcements, a task she continued assiduously throughout her career; ironically, this particular example, intended for her former employer, was never actually mailed). 41.5x19.7cm. (unfolded). Printed offset on both sides (the verso prints a technical text by Paik, with a...... More about Broadside flyer announcing “Nam June Paik - Electronic TV + Color TV Experiments + 3 Robots + 2...
Np.: RRRecords, nd. (c. 1980s). LP record (RIP-003). White labels; composer’s name stencilled with spray paint on the front of plain white sleeve; two inserts, one with b/w photograph (by Robert Kostka) of Partch playing his Gourd Tree instrument and titles stamped in red, the other printing a track listing with credits and brief text. The version of “U.S. Highball” here (known as Version C) was performed by the Gate 5 Ensemble, recorded in 1958 in Evanston, IL, and first released on Gate 5 Records in the same year. “Ulysses At The Edge” (Version C) was recorded at..... More about U.S. Highball (1943); Ulysses At The Edge (1955); O Frabjous Day! (1954
NY: Da Capo Press (1974), second edition, enlarged (with a new 9pp. author’s preface), second printing, 1975. Gilt-titled red cloth. 518pp. Includes numerous photo-illustrations (some colour plates) of Partch’s instruments. First published in 1949, this enlarged edition provides Partch’s definitive statement of his compositional philosophy. Features charts, diagrams, bibliography, chronology of instruments, major works and performances, etc. Very Good plus or better in slightly spine-faded dw. Neat contemporary ownership signature of composer, record producer, filmmaker and record label owner, Cameron Allan, to front free endpaper. More about Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments
Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991. First edition. Green cloth. 490pp. Edited and with an introduction by Thomas McGeary. Contents include the journal Partch kept while he wandered the American West Coast during the Depression, twelve essays on his analysis of the relation of music and the composer to society, twelve extended discussions by Partch of his own compositions, and the librettos or scenarios for six of his major narrative or dramatic compositions. Near Fine in dw. More about Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos
Brooklyn, NY: The Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1991. First edition. Lge. 8vo. Glossy printed wrps. (no hardcover issued), 185pp. Published as I.S.A.M. Monographs Number 31. Harry Partch logo to upper wrapper by Gordon Onslow-Ford. Ten illustrations, including four photographs of Partch by Betty Freeman. Contents include a 16pp. biographical outline, followed by a detailed descriptive and analytical catalogue of all Partch’s compositions, plus a bibliography of articles written about him during his lifetime and a 21pp. discography. Light shelfwear to lower edges, o/w Fine. More about The Music of Harry Partch: A Descriptive Catalog
NY: New York University Press/Halifax: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. First edition, second state with added note at end of author’s Introduction (the first state contained several typos). 8vo. Perfect bound wrps., 78pp. Illustrated with photographs from several performances, diagrams, and reproductions of scores. Front cover photograph of Steve Reich and Musicians performing “Four Organs” by Peter Moore. An early collection of writings by Reich, some concerning broad themes in his music, others explaining specific pieces, including an essay on “Four Organs” and another on an unrealised score, “Slow Motion Sound”..... More about Writings about Music
Programme + flyer for two concerts (“Siebte Soiree”) held at Galerie René Block, Berlin, June 14-15, 1965. Programme: single sheet folded once to make 4pp. (third page blank). Printed offset in black on white paper. 21x15cm. (folded). Lists the titles of works performed by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik by, among others, Earle Brown, Philip Corner, John Cage, Dick Higgins, Emmett Williams, Giuseppe Chiari, Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, Jackson Mac Low, and Diter Rot. Fine. Flyer: printed offset in black on pink stock. 15x21.1cm. Also prints an announcement of the “Sechste Soiree” at Galerie René..... More about SIEBTE SOIREE
London: Black Dog Publishing, 2001. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 176pp. Printed on glossy paper, with stills and photo-illustrations in colour and b/w throughout. Published to accompany the first major exhibition of Snow’s work in Britain and referring to his 1975 book, “Cover to Cover”. Taking in the wide diversity of his artistic and music production, it reprints texts by him together with new essays by Martha Langford, AL Rees, Lucy Steeds, Amy Taubin, Malcolm Le Grice, Regina Cornwell, John Pruitt, and Kevin McNeilly. Also includes an interview with Snow by Catsou Roberts and a 7pp. biography. Fine. More about almost Cover to Cover
Foolscap, oblong (27.4x35.5cm.). Comb bound, 74pp., with card covers illustrated with photographs from Anna Lockwood’s 1968 work, “Piano Burning”. Ed. Stanley Lunetta and Arthur Woodberry. Illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams and musical scores, with additional inserts including 10 inch Source Record numbers 5 and 6 featuring work by Lowell Cross and Arrigo Lora-Totino (disc 5) and Alvin Curran and Anna Lockwood (disc 6); plus a special section on circuit diagrams (intended to “be a continuing series of technical articles aimed at readers interested in the ‘build-it-yourself’ approach to electronically generated sound”), and Nelson Howe’s “Fur Music”, with instructions..... More about SOURCE - MUSIC OF THE AVANT GARDE #9 (Sacramento, CA: Composer/ Performer Edition, 1971
Original flyer announcing “Filmmakers’ Cinematheque presents SPECTRO-MACH 1 by Don Snyder” (December 7-12, 1965), listing participants Angus MacLise, Ralph Metzner, Allen Neff and Diane Rebuffo (John Cale also provided assistance, though his name is not listed). Printed in black on white paper, illustrated with a single rorschach-like blot, probably enlarged from a single frame or film slide, set against a geometric grid (28x21.5cm.). The flyer also announces the ‘premiere preview of Spectro-Mach 1’ on December 6 at the New Filmmakers’ Cinematheque on West 41st St., NYC, which had relocated from Lafayette St. five days earlier. Fine... More about SPECTRO-MACH 1
Hamburg: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft , nd. (1966). LP record (138 811 SLPM), original pressing. Sleeve notes by the composer in German, English and French. Recorded at WDR Köln’s electronic studios. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve Excellent (slight rubbing along lower seam). More about Electronic Music: Song of the Youths - Contact
Paris: disques BAM, 1963. 10” LP record (LD 087). The first record album by Les Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet, a group formed in the 1950s by the Baschet brothers François and Bernard after meeting Jacques and Yvonne Lasry. It includes six compositions, four by Jacques Lasry and two by Daniel Ouzounoff, some of them incorporating the use of the Cristal Baschet, a crystal organ made of 56 chromatically tuned glass rods invented by the Baschet brothers in 1952. Vinyl Near Mint; sleeve unusually Near Fine. More about Pièces Nouvelles; Marche; Suite; Sonatine; Valse; Spontanéité
NY: Tellus/Harvestworks, Inc., 1990. A cassette compilation guest edited by Barbara Moore (with 16pp. accordion fold-out booklet printing her essay titled “The Sound Of Music?”), featuring work by Tomas Schmit; George Brecht and George Maciunas with James Tenney; Emmett Williams; Joe Jones; Jackson Mac Low; La Monte Young; Philip Corner; Dick Higgins; George Maciunas; Yasunao Tone; Alison Knowles; Takehisa Kosugi; Larry Miller; and Larry Miller and Robert Watts. Includes Takako Saito’s piece titled “Sound Box”, consisting of two small steel ball bearings contained in the cassette case causing it to rattle when shaken. Very Good plus. More about TELLUS, The Audio Cassette Magazine #24 FluxTellus
Flyer announcing a concert held at the Judson Gallery, NYC, October 22, 1967. Single mimeographed sheet, folded twice horizontally for mailing. 28x21.6cm. Lists the participants, who included Giuseppe Chiari, Takahiko Limura, Ken Jacobs, David Wise, Nam June Paik, Ken Werner, and Charlotte Moorman (who has addressed this copy in blue ink on the verso to the artist, writer and filmmaker, Walter Gutman). Light edge-creasing, o/w Near Fine. More about THANKS (ENGLISH
Leeds: A-Mission Records, 1985. LP record (PRO 18:4). Limited edition of 500 copies. Contains two tracks, Hydrophonie 2 and 5, one per side. German electronic composer Tietchens also recorded under other names, including Hermatic Sunsets and Club of Rome, and his 1984 record, preceding this one, was released on Nurse With Wound’s label, United Dairies. Near Mint in very slightly edge-worn and lightly rubbed sleeve. More about Seuchengebiete
Printed letterpress in black on pale yellow paper stock. 24x30.5cm. The concert, which featured compositions by Bo Nilsson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur and Bengt Hambraeus, included the world premiere of Stockhausen’s “Klavierstück XI”, performed in two versions. Tudor gave numerous recitals at the Carl Fischer Concert Hall throughout the 1950s, including several premieres, among them the first New York performance of John Cage’s “4 Minutes 33 Seconds” on April 14, 1954. Fine. More about A small poster announcing a concert of “Contemporary German, Belgian, & Swedish Music”...
Poster + programme announcing a performance presented by CAST Productions and the Andrew Dickson White Museum at Cornell University, NYC, April 30, 1972. Offset litho poster, printed in black on white stock. 71x50.6cm. Illustrated with a large central photograph of a television displaying Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s composition, “TV Bra for Living Sculpture”, bordered above and below with eight smaller images of televisions in repeat, each one displaying Moorman and Paik together. Photographs by Peter Moore. Folded in three for mailing, with handwritten label addressed to kinetic artist and co-founder of Group Zero Otto Piene affixed..... More about TV BRA FOR LIVING SCULPTURE
Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1968. EvaTone Soundsheet in printed wrappers. First Edition. Square 8vo. 4pp., with 4 b/w installation illustrations and 2-sided EvaTone 331/3rpm red flexi-disc. Text by Jan van der Marck. Issued as an invitation card for Robert Whitman’s exhibition at Chicago’s MCA, April 12-May 19, 1968. The flexi contains audio documentation of Whitman’s late ‘60s multi-media installations at the gallery. Upper panel detached from sellotape binding (it was designed to be folded over to allow the record to be played), o/w Fine in Near Fine printed mailing envelope (disc unplayed). More about Sounds for 4 Cinema Pieces
NY: Dia Art Foundation, 2003. First edition. 4to. Illustrated boards. 226pp. + DVD. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly with Bettina Funcke. An in-depth survey of this multidisciplinary artist’s work and career, published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition held at the Dia, New York, March 5, 2003 to June 20, 2004. Includes a DVD featuring three performances from the 1960s. Chronology + bibliography. Near Fine. More about Playback
Poster + concert flyer printing details of the second annual Women’s Video Festival held in The Kitchen Theatre at the Logiudice Gallery, NYC, September 28-October 14, 1973. The Women’s Video Festival highlighted women as producers and as subjects, and included work by individual filmmakers (Steina Vasulkas, Shigeko Kubota, Susan Milano, among others) and video collectives (including the Women’s Television Project and Vulva Video). Poster printed offset in black on pale cream stock, recto and verso. 40.2x26.9cm. The flyer (21.7x27.9cm.) advertises accompanying concerts by Charlotte Moorman, which included performances of “Crotch Music” and “C. Moorman in Drag”..... More about WOMEN’S VIDEO FESTIVAL
Flyer advertising the all-night concert held at the Hardware Poet’s Playhouse, NYC, on May 11, 1963, part of the month-long Yam Festival (May spelled backwards). Single sheet, duplicated in aniline purple on recto only. 27.9x21.6cm. The festival was conceived by George Brecht and Robert Watts, who invited Charlotte Moorman to organise a concert of new and experimental music as part of a continuous performance on May 11-12 (‘YamDay’) featuring about 140 works by 37 artists. The flyer lists the concert performers (as well as Moorman, they included Joseph Byrd, Max Neuhaus, and dancer Yvonne Rainer), and..... More about YAM FESTIVAL
Printed offset in black on beige-coloured wove paper on both sides, featuring drawings and a short calligraphic text by Zazeela introducing La Monte Young. 27.8x10.8cm. The concert featured two works by Young, the premiere of “String Trio” and “Composition 1960 #7”, the latter a solo piece performed by Charlotte Moorman at the composer’s invitation. Old horizontal fold to lower third, o/w Fine. More about Flyer designed by Marian Zazeela announcing a concert of music by La Monte Young at the Judson...