David Tudor papers 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996)

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David Tudor papers, 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996)

David Tudor papers 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996)

Papers of the avant-garde pianist and electronic music composer, David Tudor, comprehensively document his participation in post-World War II experimental music. Scores by other composers, notably John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Sylvano Bussotti, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tudor's realizations of their scores, and his own electronic compositional materials form the bulk of the collection. Archive includes correspondence, financial papers, programs and announcements, specifications and documentation for electronic equipment, and audio and video recordings.

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