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Finding Aid for the Recordings of June in Buffalo, 1975-1978, 1980

Mus. Arc. 30

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Finding aid prepared by John Bewley.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by John Bewley, October, 2011.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard ).

Revisions

August 30, 2012. The finding aid was updated with the addition of a series for the John Cage lecture recordings.

Preservation and digitization performed by George Blood Audio funded by a grant from the J. Warren and Charles Donald Perry Memorial Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.

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Collection Overview

Title: Recordings of June in Buffalo, 1975-1978, 1980
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 30
Creator: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Dept.
Extent: 9 linear feet (64 reel to reel tapes, 179 audio compact discs, 58 DVDs)
Material specifications: The reformatted contents are on two sets of 79 CDs: one is labeled Service Copy, the other is labeled In-house Master. They contain audio files at 44.1kHz/16bit resolution. The 58 DVDs are labeled Preservation Master and contain WAV files at 96kHZ/24bit resolution. The John Cage lecture recordings were reformatted separately. They were reformatted as CD-R 44.1kHZ 16bit files and are contained on 3 sets of 7 CDs each: service copy, in-house master, and preservation master.
Location: The reel to reel tapes are currently housed in Music Library Storage (B-32). The preservation masters are located in the Music Library's Treasure Room.
Language of Material: Collection material includes spoken word recordings in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The collection contains recordings of fifty-one of the fifty-three concerts presented at the June in Buffalo festival from 1975-1978 and in 1980. Approximately 216 works were recorded as well as some spoken introductions to works by their respective composers. The collection also contains recordings of three of the five lecture-seminars presented by John Cage during June in Buffalo 1975.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Recordings of June in Buffalo, 1975-1978, 1980, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of State University of New York at Buffalo Music Dept.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Additionally, performers' permissions were not acquired at the time of the recordings. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Alternate Forms

The original recordings were made on reel-to-reel tapes (all but two are 10 inch reels). The contents were digitized in 2007 onto CDs (service and in-house masters) and DVDs (preservation masters). Preservation wav files that match the original reel faces are named with roots that match the concert numbering, for example preservation files for the first concert are named JIB01_01.wav and JIB01_02.wav. The CD audio files on the Service CDs match the works presented at the concerts. Wav files were created from these files and are named using the work numbers listed in the container list with the addition of the suffix "sc" for service copy. For example, the first concert contains four works represented by files named JIB01_001_sc.wav, JIB01_002_sc.wav, JIB01_003_sc.wav, and JIB01_004_sc.wav. The preservation files and service files were also offloaded from the CDs and DVDs to the Institutional Repository.

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley, 2006.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

The June in Buffalo festival of contemporary music was established by Morton Feldman in 1975. Morton Feldman joined the University at Buffalo Music Faculty in 1972. He was the Slee Professor, 1972-1973, Edgar Varèse Professor, 1975-1987, and the Director of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1976-1980. Feldman established the June in Buffalo festival in 1975 as a counterpart to the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts' successful Evenings for New Music concerts. The new festival was presented 1975-1978, and again in 1980, with a year off in 1979 when Feldman was on sabbatical. The festival was revived in 1986 by composer David Felder.

In addition to presenting concerts, Feldman's festival created a seminar environment in which student composers attended workshops where distinguished composers-in-residence rehearsed their works and gave lectures. Feldman also wanted to create a more intense listening experience by presenting programs that contained multiple works by a single composer. To that end, twelve works by John Cage were presented on the three concerts that opened the first festival in June 1975. Other single-composer programs were devoted to the works of Christian Wolff, Ralph Shapey, George Crumb, Lejaren Hiller, Nils Vigeland, Steve Reich, Charles Wuorinen, Henry Brant, Elliott Carter, Stefan Wolpe, Milton Babbitt, Lou Harrison, Earle Brown, and Aaron Copland. Works by earlier twentieth-century composers, including Ives, Schoenberg, Satie, Cowell, Webern, Berg, and Bártók were also presented on June in Buffalo programs. Three works received their United States premieres and five works received their world premieres at the festival. All concerts but one were held in what was then called Baird Hall (now Allen Hall) on what is now the South Campus. The June 1, 1976 concert was held at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains recordings for 51 of the 53 concerts that were presented 1975-1980 as part of the June in Buffalo concert series. It contains approximately 216 works. There are several instances of composers providing spoken introductions to their own works. The original recordings were made on reel-to-reel tapes (all but two are 10 inch reels). The contents were digitized in 2007 onto CDs (service and in-house masters) and DVDs (preservation masters).

Please note that this finding aid contains a description of the recorded concerts. However, the container list also reflects single works that were not recorded along with the rest of a concert program, such as when tapes were played of electronic works. Two complete concerts were not recorded: Concerts 7 and 34. Concert 7 (17 June 1975) consisted of performances of the two piano sonatas of Charles Ives. Piano sonata 1 was performed by Nils Vigeland; Piano sonata 2 was performed by Yvar Mikhashoff. Concert 34 (2 June 1978) featured performances by violinist Paul Zukofsky and pianist Ursula Oppens in John Cage's Cheap imitation (violin alone) and Six melodies, and Morton Feldman's Spring of Chosroes.

John Cage presented five lecture-seminars during June in Buffalo 1975. Of these, the collection has recordings of the three seminars presented June 4, 5, and 6. These seminars by visiting composers were an integral part of Morton Feldman's plan for the festival. The presentations by Cage are of interest because they are unscripted, spontaneous discussions rather than the prepared lectures he often presented. His interactions with the students and his digressions from reviewing their compositions provide glimpses of his personality and his aesthetics. The June 5 lecture is notable for containing Cage's dramatic response to a performance of his Song Books by the S.E.M. Ensemble on June 4.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:


Container List

I    Concert recordings, 1975-1978, 1980
Reel 1-2, 7-68

The concert recordings are arranged in chronological order by concert. The descriptions pertain to entire concert programs. Reels 3-6 contain the John Cage lectures found in Series II.

Box Reel Contents
1 1-2 June in Buffalo Concert 1: Music of John Cage, June 2, 1975
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 1-2. Preservation master on DVD 1-2.

Work number: JIB01_001
Cage, John
Third construction (1941)
Performers: John Boudler, Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, Thomas Walsh, percussion
Duration: 11:13

Work number: JIB01_002
Cage, John
Six melodies for violin and keyboard (1950)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin; Joseph Kubera, piano
Duration: 12:58

Work number: JIB01_003
Cage, John
Music for toy piano (1960)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, toy piano
Duration: 9:01

Work number: JIB01_004
Cage, John
Book of music (1944)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, Steve Radecke, prepared pianos
Duration: 37:45

1 7-8 June in Buffalo Concert 2: Music of John Cage, June 4, 1975
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 3-4. Preservation master on DVD 3-4.

Work number: JIB02_001
Cage, John
Atlas eclipticalis (1961-62)
Realization by Jan Williams.
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Donald Knaack, John Boudler, Jan Williams, percussion; Ralph Jones, electronics; Suzy Hawkins, conductor
Duration: 39:48

Work number: JIB02_002
Cage, John
Song books (1970)
Performers: S.E.M. Ensemble; Petr Kotík, flute, director; Julius Eastman, voice; Judith Martin, synthesizer; Jan Williams, percussion
Duration: 1:03:04

1 9-10 June in Buffalo Concert 3: Music of John Cage, June 6, 1975
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred CD 5-6. Preservation master on DVD 5-6.

First five works performed simultaneously for a total duration of 45:06.

Work number: JIB03_001A
Cage, John
45' for a speaker (1954)
Performers: Michael Christopher, speaker

Work number: JIB03_001B
Cage, John
27' 10.554 for a percussionist (1956)
Performers: Jan Williams, percussion

Work number: JIB03_001C
Cage, John
34' 46.776 for a pianist (1954)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, piano

Work number: JIB03_001D
Cage, John
26' 1.1499 for a string player (1955)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin

Work number: JIB03_001E
Cage, John
Solo for flute (1957)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute

Work number: JIB03_002
Cage, John
Etcetera (1972-73)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Benjamin Hudson, violin; James Kasprowicz, trombone; John Boudler, Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion; Ralph Jones, electronics; Daniel J. Zelonky, Windsor Viney, Samuel Magrill, Marten Ingle, Suzy Hawkins, Ron Kuivila, Mary Michels, percussion; Michael Christopher (Quartets), Robert Brainerd (Duets), Andrew Stiller (Trios), conductors
Duration: 1:01:20

1 11 June in Buffalo Concert 4: Music of Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and John Cage, June 11, 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 7. Preservation master on DVD 7.

Work number: JIB04_001
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Snowdrop (1970)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, piano; Steve Radecke, organ; Nils Vigeland, harpsichord
Duration: 9:35

Work number: JIB04_002
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Corroboree (1963-64)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, Steve Radecke, Nils Vigeland, pianos
Duration: 13:00

Work number: JIB04_003
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Piece for four pianos (1957)
Performers: Morton Feldman, Steve Radecke, Joseph Kubera, Nils Vigeland, pianos
Duration: 6:00

Work number: JIB04_004
Cage, John
Winter music (1957)
Performers: Mark Brooks, James Calabrese, Tom Constanten, Peter Gena, Neal Hatch, Benjamin Hudson, Margaret Knaack, Joseph Kubera, Steve Radecke, Casey Sokol, Yong Sook Won, pianos
Duration: 30:00

1 12-13 June in Buffalo Concert 5: Music of Earle Brown, June 13, 1975
1 10-inch reel and 1 7-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 8-9. Preservation master on DVD 8-9.

Introductory remarks by Earle Brown (4:55).

Work number: JIB05_001
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Novara (1962)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, piano; Eberhard Blum, flute; Ron Byerly, trumpet; Gary Hatt, bass clarinet; Benjamin Hudson, Sue Harbison, violins; Diane Williams, viola; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Marten Ingle, double bass; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 16:34

Work number: JIB05_002
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Hodograph (1959)
Performers: Joseph Kubera, keyboards; Donald Knaack, percussion; Eberhard Blum, flute
Duration: 4:38

Work number: JIB05_003
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Times five (1963)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Diana Landes, harp; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 15:08

Additional spoken comments by Brown (2:25).

Work number: JIB05_004
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
December (1952)
Performers: Donald Knaack, Joseph Kubera, Eberhard Blum, penny whistles, kazoos
Duration: 7:08

Work number: JIB05_005
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
New piece (1971)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Sue Harbison, violins; Diane Williams, viola; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Marten Ingle, double bass; Eberhard Blum, flute; Gary Hatt, bass clarinet; William Lynn Johnston, saxophone; Jonathan Adler, bassoon; Ron Byerly, trumpet; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Donald Knaack, John Boudler, percussion; Earle Brown, conductor
Duration: 7:00

Work number: JIB05_006
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Syntagm III (1970)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Gary Hatt, bass clarinet; Diana Landes, harp; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Joseph Kubera, piano; Donald Knaack, percussion; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Earle Brown, conductor
Duration: 13:58

1 14 June in Buffalo Concert 6: Music of Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Lejaren Hiller, June 16, 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 10-11. Preservation master on DVD 10-11.

Work number: JIB06_001
Brown, Earle, 1926-2002
Quartet, strings (1965)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Maureen Gallagher, viola; Dana Rusinak, violoncello
Duration: 8:35

Work number: JIB06_002
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Three pieces for string quartet (1954-55)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Maureen Gallagher, viola; Dana Rusinak, violoncello
Duration: 13:39

Work number: JIB06_003
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Quartet, strings, no. 6, (1972)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Maureen Gallagher, viola; Dana Rusinak, violoncello
Duration: 23:44

Work number: JIB06_004
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Three rituals for two percussionists
Performers: Jan Williams, Donald Knaack, percussion; Peter Gena, technical assistance
Included film by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren.
Duration: 36:02

Encore
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Clapping music
Performers: Jan Williams, Dennis Kahle, hands
Duration: 2:36

1 15 June in Buffalo Concert 8: Music of Christian Wolff, June 18, 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 12. Preservation master on DVD 12.

Preceded by ambient sound (ca. 3:15) and introductory remarks by Christian Wolff (7:26).

Work number: JIB08_001
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Changing the system (1972-73)
Performers: Jonathan Adler, bassoon; Eberhard Blum, bass flute, percussion; James Calabrese, assorted percussion, text; Michael Christopher, assorted percussion, text; George Cisneros, marimba; Kyle Gann, percussion, text; John Green, percussion, text; Gary Hatt, bass clarinet; clarinet, percussion; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Marten Ingle, double bass, percussion; Ralph Jones, text, trumpet; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Donald Knaack, vibraphone, percussion; Joseph Kubera, piano, percussion; Ron Kuivila, assorted percussion, text; Sam Magrill, percussion, text; Steve Radecke, harmonica, percussion; Casey Sokol, piano, percussion; Windsor Viney, assorted percussion, text; Christian Wolff, flute, percussion
Duration: 60:22

1 16 June in Buffalo Concert 9: Music of Christian Wolff, June 20, 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 13. Preservation master on DVD 13.

Work number: JIB09_001
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Exercises and songs (1973-74)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Marten Ingle, Donald Knaack, percussion; Joseph Kubera, organ; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Steve Radecke, piano; Christian Wolff, melodien; Joan Collopy, voice
Duration: 62:03

1 17-18 June in Buffalo Concert 10: Music of Iannis Xenakis, June 1, 1976
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 14. Preservation master on DVD 14.

Work number: JIB10_001
Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001
Persephassa
Performers: Donald Knaack, John Boudler, David Kayne, Timothy Leaphart, Robert Mahoney, Will Rogers, percussion; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 25:18

Work number: JIB10_002
Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001
Eonta
Performers: Joseph Kubera, piano; Charles Gleaves, Gerald Soffer, Charles Lirette, David Kuehn, trumpets; Lon Gormley, James Kasprowicz, Donald Miller, trombones; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 20:04

1 19 June in Buffalo Concert 11: Music of Soegijo, Globokar, Xenakis, Kagel, June 2, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 15. Preservation master on DVD 15.

Work number: JIB11_001
Soegijo, Paul Gutama
Saih I (1970)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, bass flute
Duration: 13:26

Work number: JIB11_002
Globokar, Vinko, 1934-
Discours III (1969)
Performers: Nora Post, oboes
Duration: 11:38

Work number: JIB11_003
Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001
Psappha
Performers: Donald Knaack, percussion
Duration: 16:30
United States premiere

Work number: JIB11_004
Kagel, Mauricio
Atem (1970)
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Jan Williams, mime
Duration: 14:37

1 20 June in Buffalo Concert 12: Music of Xenakis, Feldman, Hiller, Crumb, June 3, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 16. Preservation master on DVD 16.

Work number: JIB12_001
Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001
ST/4
Performers: David Harrington, Richard Balkin, violins; Aliza Appel, viola; Walter Gray, violoncello
Duration: 16:59

Work number: JIB12_002
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Structures for string quartet
Performers: David Harrington, Richard Balkin, violins; Aliza Appel, viola; Walter Gray, violoncello
Duration: 7:22

Work number: JIB12_003
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Illiac suite
Performers: David Harrington, Richard Balkin, violins; Aliza Appel, viola; Walter Gray, violoncello
Duration: 18:42

Work number: JIB12_004
Crumb, George
Black angels
Performers: David Harrington, Richard Balkin, violins; Aliza Appel, viola; Walter Gray, violoncello
Duration: 24:58

1 21 June in Buffalo Concert 13: Music of Morton Feldman, June 4, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 17. Preservation master on DVD 17.

Work number: JIB13_001
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Instruments I
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Nora Post, oboe; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Joseph Kubera, celeste; Jan Williams, percussion
Duration: 23:16

Work number: JIB13_002
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Instruments II
Performers: Eberhard Blum, flute; Nora Post, oboe; Gary Hatt, clarinet; David Kuehn, trumpet; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Don Harry, tuba; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Joseph Kubera, piano; Donald Knaack, percussion; Makoto Michii, double bass; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 20:12

1 22 June in Buffalo Concert 14: American songs performed by Winifred Simpson and Yvar Mikhashoff, June 7, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 18. Preservation master on DVD 18.

Presented in the form of a salon entertainment with comments provided by Winifred Simpson about the music between the songs.

Work number: JIB14_001
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908
To a water lily
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:36

Applause and introductory remarks (0:52).

Work number: JIB14_002
Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944
Year's at the spring
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 1:02

Applause and introductory remarks (0:47).

Work number: JIB14_003
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908
Merry maiden spring
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 1:18

Applause and introductory remarks (0:54).

Work number: JIB14_004
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946
From the land of sky-blue water
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:16

Applause and introductory remarks (0:38).

Work number: JIB14_005
Chadwick, George Whitefield, 1854-1931
Nocturne
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 1:37

Applause and introductory remarks (2:19).

Work number: JIB14_006
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869
Last hope
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 4:25

Applause and introductory remarks (1:01).

Work number: JIB14_007
Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884
Father, dear father, come home with me now (Come home, father)
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 4:46

Applause and introductory remarks (0:33).

Work number: JIB14_008
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946
Bird in a gilded cage
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 4:01

Applause and introductory remarks (0:17).

Work number: JIB14_009
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951
Will you remember
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:05

Applause and introductory remarks (1:32).

Work number: JIB14_010
Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945
Pan, Pan, Pan
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 1:15

Applause and introductory remarks (0:50).

Work number: JIB14_011
Loomis, Harvey Worthington, 1865-1930
Violet fan
Performers: Winifred Simpson, reciter; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 6:18

Applause and introductory remarks (0:45).

Work number: JIB14_012
Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945
I'm after Madame Tetrazzini's job
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:57

Applause and introductory remarks (1:23).

Work number: JIB14_013
Stromberg, John
Come down ma evenin' star
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:48

Applause and introductory remarks (0:32).

Work number: JIB14_014
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924
Italian street song
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 1:43

Applause (0:22).

Work number: JIB14_015
Harris, Chas. (Charles Kassell), 1867-1930
After the ball
Performers: Winifred Simpson, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 2:22

1 23 June in Buffalo Concert 15: Music of Charles Ives, June 8, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 19-20. Preservation master on DVD 19.

Work number: JIB15_001
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
Sonata, violin, piano, no. 1
Performers: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Duration: 28:47

Work number: JIB15_002
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
Sonata, violin, piano, no. 2
Performers: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Duration: 15:52

Announcement about the order of movements in next work (0:21)

Work number: JIB15_003
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
Sonata, violin, piano, no. 3
Performers: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Duration: 36:07

Work number: JIB15_004
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
Sonata, violin, piano, no. 4
Performers: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Duration: 12:23

Work number: JIB15_005
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
Largo
Performers: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Duration: 6:48

1 24 June in Buffalo Concert 16: Music of Lejaren Hiller, June 9, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 21. Preservation master on DVD 20.

Work number: JIB16_001
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Algorithms II, version 3 (1972)
Performers: Jay Hersher, flute; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Andrew Stiller, bassoon; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Donald Knaack, John Boudler, percussion; Linda Cummiskey, violin; Don Reinfeld, violoncello; Makoto Michii, double bass; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 4:56
Premiere performance

Work number: JIB16_002
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Algorithms I, version 2 (1968)
Performers: Jay Hersher, flute; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Andrew Stiller, bassoon; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Donald Knaack, John Boudler, percussion; Linda Cummiskey, violin; Don Reinfeld, violoncello; Makoto Michii, double bass; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 6:01
Buffalo premiere

Work number: JIB16_003
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Algorithms II [or III?], version 4 (1972) on two tracks
Performers: Jay Hersher, flute; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Andrew Stiller, bassoon; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Donald Knaack, John Boudler, percussion; Linda Cummiskey, violin; Don Reinfeld, violoncello; Makoto Michii, double bass; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 10:24
Premiere performance

Work number: JIB16_004
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Malta for tuba and tape (1975)
Performers: Don Harry, tuba
Duration: 22:55
Tape realized by the composer

Work number: JIB16_005
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Portfolio for diverse performers and tape (1974)
Performers: Jay Hersher, flute; Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion; Nora Post, oboe; Linda Cummiskey, violin; Gary Hatt, clarinet; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Andrew Stiller, bassoon; Joseph Kubera, piano; Ned Sublette, guitar; Walter Gajewski, electronics
Duration: 22:27

1 25 June in Buffalo Concert 17: Music of Schoenberg, Webern, Boulez, June 10, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 22. Preservation master on DVD 21.

Work number: JIB17_001
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11 (1909)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 14:15

Work number: JIB17_002
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945
Variationen fur Klavier, op. 27 (1936)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 5:29

Work number: JIB17_003
Boulez, Pierre, 1925-
Sonata, piano, no. 3
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 12:49

Work number: JIB17_004
Boulez, Pierre, 1925-
Sonata, piano, no. 2
Performers: Joseph Kubera, piano
Duration: 34:52

1 26 June in Buffalo Concert 18: Music of Steve Reich, June 11, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 23. Preservation master on DVD 22.

Work number: JIB18_001
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Clapping music (1972)
Performers: Donald Knaack, Steve Reich, hands
Duration: 5:27

Work number: JIB18_002
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Piano phase (1967)
Performers: John Newell, Steve Reich, pianos
Duration: 14:44

Work number: JIB18_003
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Drumming (1971). Part 3
Performers: John Boudler, Steve Reich, Tom Walsh, Jan Williams, glockenspiels; Jay Hersher, piccolo
Duration: 9:44

Work number: JIB18_004
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Music for pieces of wood (1973)
Performers: John Boudler, Donald Knaack, Steve Reich, Tom Walsh, Jan Williams, tuned claves
Duration: 11:52

Concert concluded with audio tape played of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, which was not recorded.

1 27 June in Buffalo Concert 19: Music of George Crumb, June 14, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 24-25. Preservation master on DVD 23.

Work number: JIB19_001
Crumb, George
Makrokosmos (volume I)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, amplified piano
Duration: 38:23

Work number: JIB19_002
Crumb, George
Makrokosmos (volume II)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, amplified piano
Duration: 39:14

1 28 June in Buffalo Concert 20: Music of Erik Satie, June 16, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 26. Preservation master on DVD 24.

Work number: JIB20_001
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Trois morceaux en forme de poire (1903)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, Nils Vigeland, pianos
Duration: 15:18

Work number: JIB20_002
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Habit de cheval (1911)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, Nils Vigeland, pianos
Duration: 6:25

Work number: JIB20_003
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Trois nocturnes (1919)
Performers: Nils Vigeland, piano
Duration: 7:53

Work number: JIB20_004
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Socrate (1918)
Performers: Martha Hanneman, soprano; Nils Vigeland, piano
Duration: 30:35

1 29 June in Buffalo Concert 21: Music of George Crumb, June 18, 1976
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 27-28. Preservation master on DVD 25.

Work number: JIB21_001
Crumb, George
Madrigals, book I
Performers: Martha Hanneman, soprano; Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion; Makoto Michii, double bass
Duration: 10:39

Work number: JIB21_002
Crumb, George
Madrigals, book II
Performers: Martha Hanneman, soprano; Eberhard Blum, flute; Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion
Duration: 7:35

Work number: JIB21_003
Crumb, George
Madrigals, book III
Performers: Martha Hanneman, soprano; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion
Duration: 8:46

Work number: JIB21_004
Crumb, George
Madrigals, book IV
Performers: Martha Hanneman, soprano; Suzanne Thomas, harp; Eberhard Blum, flute; Donald Knaack, Jan Williams, percussion; Makoto Michii, double bass
Duration: 11:57

Work number: JIB21_005
Crumb, George
Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos III, 1974)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, John Newell, pianos ; John Boudler, Lynn Harbold, percussion
Duration: 41:43

1 30 June in Buffalo Concert 22: Piano Music of Aaron Copland, June 1, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 29-30. Preservation master on DVD 26.

Work number: JIB22_001
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Passacaglia (1922)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 6:31

Work number: JIB22_002
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Piano variations (1930)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 11:37

Work number: JIB22_003
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Sonata, piano, 1939-41
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 22:42

Work number: JIB22_004
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Scherzo humoristique, The cat and the mouse (1920)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 3:26

Work number: JIB22_005
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Four piano blues (1926-48)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 7:52

Work number: JIB22_006
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Night thoughts (1972)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 7:33

Work number: JIB22_007
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Piano fantasy (1955-57)
Performers: Leo Smit, piano
Duration: 31:34

1 31 June in Buffalo Concert 23: Music of Farwell, Loeffler, Griffes, Beach, June 2, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 31. Preservation master on DVD 27.

Work number: JIB23_001
Farwell, Arthur George, 1872-1952
To Morfydd (1903)
Performers: Nora Post, oboe; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 3:20

Work number: JIB23_002
Loeffler, Charles Martin, 1861-1935
Two rhapsodies for oboe, viola and piano (1905)
Performers: Nora Post, oboe; Richard Field, viola; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 21:33

Work number: JIB23_003
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920
Sonata, piano
Performers: Nils Vigeland, piano
Duration: 12:34

Work number: JIB23_004
Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944
Quintet, piano-string
Performers: Thomas Halpin, Marie Yadzinski, violins; Richard Field, viola; Frances-Marie Uitti, violoncello; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 29:39

1 32-33 June in Buffalo Concert 24: Music of Terry Riley, June 3, 1977
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 32-33. Preservation master on DVD 28.

Preceded by audience noise and laughter (1:02).

Work number: JIB24_001
Riley, Terry, 1935-
[Improvisation]
Performers: Terry Riley, electric organ
Duration: 40:15

Work number: JIB24_002
Riley, Terry, 1935-
[Improvisation]
Performers: Terry Riley, electric organ
Duration: 42:08

1 34 June in Buffalo Concert 25: Music of Druckman, Wolpe, Babbitt, Bartok, June 7, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 34-35. Preservation master on DVD 29.

Work number: JIB25_001
Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996
Quartet, strings, no. 2 (1966)
Performers: Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, Andrew Jennings, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, violoncello
Duration: 18:07

Work number: JIB25_002
Wolpe, Stefan
Quartet, strings (1968-69)
Performers: Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, Andrew Jennings, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, violoncello
Duration: 18:59

Work number: JIB25_003
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Quartet, strings, no. 2
Performers: Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, Andrew Jennings, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, violoncello
Duration: 14:25

Work number: JIB25_004
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945
Quartet, strings, no. 6 (1939)
Performers: Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, Andrew Jennings, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, violoncello
Duration: 34:13

1 35 June in Buffalo Concert 26: Piano music of Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, June 8, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 36-37. Preservation master on DVD 30.

Work number: JIB26_001
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11 (1909)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 13:48

Work number: JIB26_002
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, op. 19 (1911)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 5:48

Work number: JIB26_003
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945
Klavierstücke, op. post. (1925)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 1:12

Work number: JIB26_004
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Klavierstücke, op. 33b (1932)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 3:14

Work number: JIB26_005
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935
Sonata, piano, op. 1 (1908)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 11:04

Work number: JIB26_006
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Fünf Klavierstücke, op. 23 (1923)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 11:03

Work number: JIB26_007
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945
Variationen fur Klavier, op. 27 (1936)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 5:46

Work number: JIB26_008
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Klavierstücke, op. 33a (1932)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 2:10

Work number: JIB26_009
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Suite, op. 25 (1924)
Performers: Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 16:04

1 36-37 June in Buffalo Concert 27: Percussion Music of Cowell, Cage, Harrison, June 9, 1977
1 10-inch reel and 1 7-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 38. Preservation master on DVD 31.

Work number: JIB27_001
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Ostinato pianissimo (1941)
Performers: Dan Mink, wood blocks; Michael Pugliese, gongs; Joanne Rosenberg, tom-toms; Charles Clifton, piano; Michael Friedland, piano; Gregory Ketchum, bongos; Albert Furness, rice bowls; Timothy Leaphart, xylophone solo; John Boudler, conductor
Duration: 3:57

Work number: JIB27_002
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Banshee (1925)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 3:48

Work number: JIB27_003
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Pulse (1939)
Performers: Michael Pugliese, dragon's mouth, woodblocks; Albert Furness, tom-toms; Timothy Leaphart, rice bowls; John Boudler, temple gongs; Gregory Ketchum, cymbals, gongs; Dan Mink, pipes, brake drums; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 4:16

Work number: JIB27_004
Cage, John
She is asleep (1943)
Performers: John Boudler, Gregory Ketchum, Timothy Leaphart, Michael Pugliese, tom-toms
Duration: 4:02

Work number: JIB27_005
Cage, John
Amores (1943)
Performers: John Boudler, Gregory Ketchum, Albert Furness, tom-toms, woodblocks, pod rattle; Yvar Mikhashoff, prepared piano
Duration: 10:08

Work number: JIB27_006
Cage, John
Imaginary landscape, no. 3 (1942)
Performers: Albert Furness, audio frequency oscillator; John Boudler, tin cans; Timothy Leaphart, tin cans; Dan Mink, buzzer, variable frequency oscillator; Gregory Ketchum, muted gongs, generator whine; Michael Pugliese, amplified slinky, marimbula; Walter Gajewski, electronics; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 3:50

Work number: JIB27_007
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Song of Queztecoatl (1941)
Performers: John Boudler, bowls, dragon's mouths, woodblocks, maracas, sistrum; Albert Furness, brake drums, cowbells, rattle; Timothy Leaphart, snare drum, guiro, windglass, triangle, gong, tam-tam; Michael Pugliese, tom-toms, bass drum
Duration: 6:06

The following is preceded by a partial recording of the work (6:35).

Work number: JIB27_008
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Suite (1942)
Performers: Gregory Ketchum, brake drums, triangles, dragon's mouths; John Boudler, brake drums, small bells; Dan Mink, brake drum, clock coils; Timothy Leaphart, washtub, thundersheet; Albert Furness, tam-tam, gongs, bass drum; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 9:10

1 38 June in Buffalo Concert 28: Music of Milton Babbitt, June 10, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 39-40. Preservation master on DVD 32.

Introductory remarks to the first work by Milton Babbitt are on a separate track, with additional remarks preceding each of the other works. Comments introducing the second work are on the end of the first track, the comments introducing the third work are on the end of the second track, the comments introducing the fourth work are on a separate track, and comments introducing the fifth work are on the end of the fourth track.

Work number: JIB28_001
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Ensembles for synthesizer (1962-64)
Performers: Tape played
Duration: 10:00

Work number: JIB28_002
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Composition for four instruments (1947-48)
Performers: Henrik Svitzer, flute; Edward Yadzinski, clarinet; Marie Yadzinski, violin; Don Reinfeld, violoncello
Duration: 11:03

Work number: JIB28_003
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Partitions for piano (1957)
Performers: Nils Vigeland, piano
Performed twice.
Duration: 5:13 (one performance)

Work number: JIB28_004
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Quartet, winds (1953)
Performers: Henrik Svitzer, flute; Nora Post, oboe; Edward Yadzinski, clarinet; Darlene Reynard, bassoon
Duration: 11:24
Buffalo premiere

Work number: JIB28_005
Babbitt, Milton, 1916-
Occasional variations for synthesizer (1971)
Performers: Tape played
Duration: 10:59
Buffalo premiere

2 39-40 June in Buffalo Concert 29: Music of Lukas Foss, June 14, 1977
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 41-43. Preservation master on DVD 33.

Work number: JIB29_001
Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009
Paradigm (1970)
Performers: Jan Williams, percussion; Nora Post, oboe; Don Reinfeld, violoncello; Edward Yadzinski, clarinet, bass clarinet; Stu Weissman, electric guitar; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 25:46

Work number: JIB29_002
Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009
Map (1970) (1977 version)
Performers: James Kasprowicz, brass; Don Reinfeld, strings; Jan Williams, percussion; Edward Yadzinski, winds; Walter Gajewski, electronics
Duration: 1:20:05 (divided between two CDs)

2 41 June in Buffalo Concert 30: Music of Nemiroff, Wolpe, June 15, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 44-45. Preservation master on DVD 34.

Introductory remarks about Stefan Wolpe by Morton Feldman (8:19).

Work number: JIB30_001
Nemiroff, Isaac
Duo for oboe and bass clarinet
Performers: Nora Post, oboe; Jack Kreiselman, bass clarinet
Duration: 7:26

Work number: JIB30_002
Wolpe, Stefan
Form (1959)
Performers: Anne Chamberlain, piano
Duration: 3:32

Work number: JIB30_003
Wolpe, Stefan
Form IV. Broken sequences (1969)
Performers: Anne Chamberlain, piano
Duration: 4:12

Work number: JIB30_004
Wolpe, Stefan
Sonata, oboe, piano, 1939-41
Performers: Nora Post, oboe; Anne Chamberlain, piano
Duration: 19:37

Work number: JIB30_005
Wolpe, Stefan
Four Palestinian songs: Two songs from the Song of Solomon --If it be my fate -- Epitaph.
Performers: Suze Leal, mezzo-soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 16:22

Work number: JIB30_006
Wolpe, Stefan
Suite in hexachord for oboe and clarinet (1936)
Performers: Nora Post, oboe; Jack Kreiselman, clarinet
Duration: 14:46

2 42 June in Buffalo Concert 31: Music of Lejaren Hiller, June 16, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 46. Preservation master on DVD 35.

Introductory remarks, largely about sonata form, by Lejaren Hiller (11:23).

Work number: JIB31_001
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Sonata, violin, piano, no. 2, 1955
Performers: Thomas Halpin, violin; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 16:37
United States premiere

Work number: JIB31_002
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Machine music (1964)
Performers: John Boudler, percussion; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Ralph Jones, electronic tape
Duration: 15:06

Concert concluded with tape played of Hiller's Electronic sonata for four-channel tape, which was not recorded as part of the concert. It was the premiere performance.

2 43 June in Buffalo Concert 32: Music of Jacob Druckman, June 17, 1977
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 47. Preservation master on DVD 36.

Introductory remarks by Jacob Druckman (17:32).

Work number: JIB32_001
Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996
Animus I
Performers: James Kasprowicz, trombone
Duration: 13:16

Work number: JIB32_002
Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996
Animus II
Performers: Joan Collopy, soprano; Jan Williams, John Boudler, percussion
Duration: 23:03

2 44-45 June in Buffalo Concert 33: String quartets of Elliott Carter, June 1, 1978
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 48-49. Preservation master on DVD 37.

Work number: JIB33_001
Carter, Elliott, 1908-
Quartet, strings, no. 2 (1959)
Performers: Composers' Quartet: Matthew Raimondi, Anahid Ajemian, violins; Jean Dane, viola; Mark Shuman, violoncello
Duration: 19:34

Work number: JIB33_002
Carter, Elliott, 1908-
Quartet, strings, no. 3 (1973)
Performers: Composers' Quartet: Matthew Raimondi, Anahid Ajemian, violins; Jean Dane, viola; Mark Shuman, violoncello
Duration: 20:43

Work number: JIB33_003
Carter, Elliott, 1908-
Quartet, strings, no.1 (1951)
Performers: Composers' Quartet: Matthew Raimondi, Anahid Ajemian, violins; Jean Dane, viola; Mark Shuman, violoncello
Duration: 38:20

2 46-47 June in Buffalo Concert 35: Music of Henry Brant, June 6, 1978
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 50-51. Preservation master on DVD 38.

Introductory remarks by Henry Brant (2:19).

Work number: JIB35_001
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Ice age (1954)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Henry Brant, Gregory Ketchum, percussion; Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani, soprano
Duration: 7:21

Work number: JIB35_002
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Encephalograms 2 (1955)
Performers: Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani, soprano; Robert Dick, piccolo; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Nora Post, oboe; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Mario Falcao, harp; Gregory Ketchum, percussion; Michael Burke, organ
Duration: 6:44

Work number: JIB35_003
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Piri (1954)
Performers: Robert Dick, flute; Mario Falcao, harp; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Jan Williams, glockenspiel
Duration: 4:10

Work number: JIB35_004
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Hieroglyphics (1966)
Performers: Weronika Knittel, solo violin; Mario Falcao, harp; Krzysztof Knittel, celeste; Michael Pugliese, percussion; Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani, voice; Henry Brant, organ
Duration: 15:22

Introductory remarks about the work Headhunt by Henry Brant (4:14).

Work number: JIB35_005
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Headhunt (1962)
Performers: James Kasprowicz, trombone; Gary Haft, clarinet; Michael Peebles, violoncello; Darlene Reynard, bassoon; Henry Brant, Gregory Ketchum, percussion
Duration: 16:10

Work number: JIB35_006
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008
Prevailing winds (1974)
Performers: Robert Dick, flute; Nora Post, oboe; Gary Hatt, clarinet; Darlene Reynard, bassoon; Lowell Shaw, horn; Henry Brant, organ
Duration: 19:09

2 48-49 June in Buffalo Concert 36: Music of Wolff, Rzewski, Wuorinen, June 7, 1978
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 52-53. Preservation master on DVD 39.

Work number: JIB36_001
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Bread and roses (1976)
Performers: Ursula Oppens, piano
Duration: 9:06

Work number: JIB36_002
Rzewski, Frederic
Four pieces (1977)
Performers: Ursula Oppens, piano
Duration: 32:22

Work number: JIB36_003
Wuorinen, Charles
Sonata, piano, no. 2
Performers: Ursula Oppens, piano
Duration: 32:01

2 50 June in Buffalo Concert 37: Lecture by Ben Johnston, "The Music of Harry Partch", June 8, 1978
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 54-55. Preservation master on DVD 40.

Work number: JIB37_001
Johnston, Ben
Lecture: The music of Harry Partch
Ben Johnston, lecturer
Duration: 58:43

Followed by questions and discussion (33:44).

2 51 June in Buffalo Concert 38: Music of Charles Wuorinen, June 9, 1978
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 56. Preservation master on DVD 41.

Introductory remarks by Charles Wuorinen (limited to change in order of works on program) (2:16).

Work number: JIB38_001
Wuorinen, Charles
Fantasy for violin and piano (1974)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin; Charles Wuorinen, piano
Duration: 15:44

Work number: JIB38_002
Wuorinen, Charles
Violin variations (1972)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin
Duration: 13:07

Work number: JIB38_003
Wuorinen, Charles
The long and the short (1969)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin
Duration: 9:25

Work number: JIB38_004
Wuorinen, Charles
Six pieces for violin and piano (1977)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, violin; Charles Wuorinen, piano
Duration: 20:25

2 52 June in Buffalo Concert 39: Music of Lou Harrison and John Cage, June 12, 1978
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 57. Preservation master on DVD 42.

Work number: JIB39_001
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Song of Queztecoatl (1941)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 6:03

Work number: JIB39_002
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Fugue(1942)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 4:08

Work number: JIB39_003
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Suite (1942)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 9:26

Work number: JIB39_004
Cage, John and Harrison, Lou
Double music (1941)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 6:22

Work number: JIB39_005
Cage, John
Spontaneous earth (1944)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, prepared piano
Duration: 2:23
Buffalo premiere

Work number: JIB39_006
Cage, John
In the name of the Holocaust (1942)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, prepared piano
Duration: 6:48
Buffalo premiere

Work number: JIB39_007
Cage, John
Primitive (1942)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, prepared piano
Duration: 3:40
Buffalo premiere

Work number: JIB39_008
Cage, John
She is asleep (1943)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 4:34

Work number: JIB39_009
Cage, John
Third construction (1941)
Performers: Albert Furness, Gregory Ketchum, Robert Mahoney, Michael Pugliese, percussion
Duration: 13:06

2 53 June in Buffalo Concert 40: Music of Virgil Thomson, June 13, 1978
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 58. Preservation master on DVD 43.

Work number: JIB40_001
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989
Concerto for flute, strings and percussion (1954); arr.
Performers: Robert Dick, flute; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 12:00

Work number: JIB40_002
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989
Sonata da chiesa (1926)
Performers: Gary Hatt, clarinet; David Kuehn, trumpet; Richard Field, viola; Duane Saetveit, horn; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 19:10

Program concluded with a showing of the film Louisiana story (1948) with a soundtrack by Virgil Thomson. It was not recorded as part of the concert.

2 54 June in Buffalo Concert 41: String quartets of Charles Wuorinen, June 2, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 59. Preservation master on DVD 44.

Work number: JIB41_001
Wuorinen, Charles
Quartet, strings, no. 1 (1971)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Janet Lyman Hill, viola; Andre Emelianoff, violoncello
Duration: 24:28

Work number: JIB41_002
Wuorinen, Charles
Quartet, strings, no. 2 (1979)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Janet Lyman Hill, viola; Andre Emelianoff, violoncello
Duration: 23:59

2 55 June in Buffalo Concert 42: String Quartet, 1979 by Morton Feldman, June 3, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 60-61. Preservation master on DVD 45.

Work number: JIB42_001
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Quartet, strings (1979)
Performers: Benjamin Hudson, Carol Zeavin, violins; Janet Lyman Hill, viola; Andre Emelianoff, violoncello
Duration: 1:43:37 (divided over 2 CDs)

2 56 June in Buffalo Concert 43: Music of Steve Reich, June 4, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 62. Preservation master on DVD 46.

Work number: JIB43_001
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Violin phase (1967)
Performers: Shem Guibbory, violin
Duration: 15:56

Tape played at concert of Reich's Music for a large ensemble (1979), not recorded as part of the concert.

Work number: JIB43_003
Reich, Steve, 1936-
My name is (1967-80)
Performers:
Duration: 17:15

Work number: JIB43_004
Reich, Steve, 1936-
Octet (1979)
Performers: Virgil Blackwell, Mort Silver, flutes, clarinets; Robert Chausow, Shem Guibbory, violins; Ruth Siegler, viola; Chris Finckel, violoncello; Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, pianos
Duration: 19:01

2 57 June in Buffalo Concert 44: Piano Music by Japanese composers, June 5, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 63-64. Preservation master on DVD 47.

Work number: JIB44_001
Kai, Sesshu
Music for piano I (1974)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 7:51

Work number: JIB44_002
Kondo, Jo, 1947-
Sight rhythmics (1975)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 11:31

Work number: JIB44_003
Takemitsu, Toru
Les yeux clos (1979)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 7:02

Work number: JIB44_004
Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933-
Piano media (1972)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 6:24

Work number: JIB44_005
Yuasa, Joji
On the keyboard (1972)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 5:45

Work number: JIB44_006
Takahashi, Yuji, 1938-
Three poems of Mao Tse-Tung (1975)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 11:44

Work number: JIB44_007
Satoh, Somei, 1947-
Incarnation II (1978)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 12:41

2 58 June in Buffalo Concert 45: Music of Arnold Schoenberg, June 6, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 65. Preservation master on DVD 48.

Work number: JIB45_001
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Gedichte aus Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (1908-09)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 25:57

Work number: JIB45_002
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Vier deutsche Volkslieder (1929)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 10:09

Work number: JIB45_003
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Haringer-Lieder, op. 48 (1933)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 4:55

Work number: JIB45_004
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951
Brettllieder (1901)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 11:12

2 59 June in Buffalo Concert 46: Music of Won, Cage, Jolas, Amy, June 7, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 66. Preservation master on DVD 49.

Work number: JIB46_001
Won, Yong Sook
Nirvana (1979)
Performers: Jan Williams, percussion
Duration: 10:57
Premiere performance

Work number: JIB46_002
Cage, John
Furniture music, Etcetera (1980)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, Yvar Mikhashoff, pianos
Duration: 19:49
Composed for Aki Takahashi and Yvar Mikhashoff.

Work number: JIB46_003
Jolas, Betsy
B for sonata (1979)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Duration: 16:14
United States premiere

Work number: JIB46_004
Amy, Gilbert
Inventions (1962)
Performers: Robert Dick, flute; Mario Falcao, harp; Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Bruce Penner, percussion
Duration: 17:41

2 60 June in Buffalo Concert 47: Music of Nils Vigeland, June 8, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 67. Preservation master on DVD 50.

Work number: JIB47_001
Vigeland, Nils
Octet (1978)
Performers: Marie Yadzinski, Susan Harbison, violins; Diane Williams, viola; Mary Sue Wells, violoncello; Nils Vigeland, piano; Edward Yadzinski, clarinet; Bruce Penner, percussion; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 17:02

Work number: JIB47_002
Vigeland, Nils
Vara (1979)
Performers: Edward Folger, David Gordon, Joel Harrod, Walter Hunt, Rick Kazmierczak, Bruce Penner, percussion; Nils Vigeland, piano; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 25:42

Work number: JIB47_003
Vigeland, Nils
Sonata, piano, no. 1 (1979)
Performers: Nils Vigeland, piano
Duration: 11:43

2 61 June in Buffalo Concert 48: Music by East German composers, June 9, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 68. Preservation master on DVD 51.

Work number: JIB48_001
Dessau, Paul, 1894-1979
Shakespeare-sonette (1971-74)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Thomas Halpin, violin; Ronald Richards, oboe; Erik Skjoldan, piano; David Gibson, violoncello; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Jan Williams, conductor
Duration: 11:36

Work number: JIB48_002
Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-
Drei elektronische Studien nach Texten von Erich Arendt fur Gesang, Klavier und Tonband (1976)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Fritz Hennenberg, piano
Duration: 10:01
Tape realized by the composer.

Work number: JIB48_003
Schenker, Friedrich
Versuch über Roswitha für Stimme und Tonband (1974)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano
Duration: 8:45
Tape realized by the composer.

Work number: JIB48_004
Dittrich, Paul Heinz
Kammermusik IV (1977)
Performers: Roswitha Trexler, soprano; Scott Tinney, piano; Thomas Halpin, violin; David Gibson, violoncello; Robert Dick, flute; Ronald Richards, oboe; Edward Yadzinski, clarinet, bass clarinet; Michael Zak, electronics; Michael Andriaccio, guitar; Bruce Penner, percussion
Duration: 26:31

2 62 June in Buffalo Concert 49: Music of Ralph Shapey, June 10, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 69-70. Preservation master on DVD 52.

Work number: JIB49_001
Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002
Seven (1963)
Performers: Frieda Manes, Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 7:29

Work number: JIB49_002
Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002
Configurations (1965)
Performers: Robert Dick, flute; Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 11:12

Work number: JIB49_003
Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002
Evocations (1959)
Performers: Douglas Cone, violin; Jan Williams, percussion; Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 18:42

Work number: JIB49_004
Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002
Quartet, strings, no. 7 (1972)
Performers: Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenand, violoncello
Duration: 35:21

2 63 June in Buffalo Concert 50: String quartets of Lejaren Hiller, June 11, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 71-72. Preservation master on DVD 53.

Work number: JIB50_001
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Quartet, strings, no. 6 (1972)
Performers: Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenand, violoncello
Duration: 27:05

Work number: JIB50_002
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Quartet, strings, no. 7 (1979)
Performers: Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenand, violoncello
Duration: 30:56
Premiere performance

Work number: JIB50_003
Hiller, Lejaren, 1924-1994
Quartet, strings, no. 3 (1953)
Performers: Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenand, violoncello
Duration: 29:16

2 64-65 June in Buffalo Concert 51: Music of George Crumb, June 12, 1980
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 73-74. Preservation master on DVD 54-55.

Work number: JIB51_001
Crumb, George
Makrokosmos (Volume I, 1972)
Performers: Aki Takahashi, amplified piano
Duration: 34:41

Work number: JIB51_002
Crumb, George
Makrokosmos (Volume II, 1973)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, amplified piano
Duration: 35:34

Work number: JIB51_003
Crumb, George
Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos III, 1974)
Performers: Yvar Mikhashoff, Aki Takahashi, pianos ; Jan Williams, Bruce Penner, percussion
Duration: 38:50

Work number: JIB51_004
Crumb, George
Celestial mechanics (Makrokosmos IV, 1979), four hands
Performers: Frieda Manes, Stephen Manes, piano
Duration: 25:20

2 66 June in Buffalo Concert 52: Music of Christian Wolff, June 13, 1980
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 75-76. Preservation master on DVD 56.

Introductory remarks by Christian Wolff (5:47).

Work number: JIB52_001
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Exercises 15-16 (1975)
Performers: Christian Wolff, piano
Duration: 12:13

Work number: JIB52_002
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Exercises 17 (1975)
Performers: James Kasprowicz, trombone
Duration: 8:18

Work number: JIB52_003
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Hay una mujer desaparecida (1979) after Holly Near
Performers: Aki Takahashi, piano
Duration: 15:30

Introductory remarks by Christian Wolff (3:28).

Work number: JIB52_004
Wolff, Christian, 1934-
Braverman music (1978)
Performers: Bunita Marcus, bass clarinet; Jan Williams, percussion; Robert Dick, flute; James Kasprowicz, trombone; Christian Wolff, piano
Duration: 28:45

2 67-68 June in Buffalo Concert 53: "Stimmung", by Karlheinz Stockhausen, June 14, 1980
2 10-inch reels of audio tape
Transferred to CD 77-79. Preservation master on DVD 57-58.

Music fragment and introductory remarks, possibly by Heinz Rehfuss (13:29).

Work number: JIB53_001
Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007
Stimmung (1968)
Performers: Jocelyn Alaimo, Jay Anstee, John Kasprowicz, Christine Marstrand, Carol Ann Sirmay, voices; Heinz Rehfuss, Paul Gallagher, conductors
Duration: 2:09:31 (divided over 3 CDs)

II    John Cage lectures, June 4-June 6 1975
Reel 3-6

The compact discs are arranged in order matching the numbering of the original reel to reel tapes, Reel 03-Reel 06.

The spines of the original containers of the reel to reel tapes are dated June 3, June 4, and June 5; the spine of the fourth reel is missing. The reformatted CDs were all incorrectly dated June 3 1975. However, auditioning the recordings reveals dates as stated below. The June 5 and June 6 are dated with certainty; the June 4 dates are less certain. Jeff Simon wrote an article in the June 21 1975 Buffalo Evening News titled "Composer Cage: Stung by followers". It contains details, including specific quotations of remarks by Cage, about lectures presented by Cage on June 2, June 3, and June 5. None of the details from the June 2 and June 3 lectures can be matched to content on the recordings below.

Box Reel Contents
3 3 John Cage lectures at June in Buffalo, June 4 1975 and June 5 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 80-81. Preservation master on CD Box 3 CD 1-2.

CD 80, Track 1 (11:00): June 4 1975 (Wednesday). First spoken line: "…such an exchange of ideas … among those exchanges Christian [Wolff] brought to me the I ching which had been published by his father."
CD 80, Track 2 (24:44): June 5 1975 (Thursday). This is the first part of the lecture in which Cage responds to the S.E.M. performance of Song Books on Wednesday June 4.
CD 81, Track 1 (10:20): June 5 1975 (Thursday). This is the second part of the lecture in which Cage responds to the S.E.M. performance of Song Books on Wednesday June 4.
CD 81, Track 2 (24:43): June 5 1975 (Thursday). This is the third part of the lecture in which Cage responds to the S.E.M. performance of Song Books on Wednesday June 4.

Online access to the recording of the lecture and an annotated transcription has generously been made available courtesy of the John Cage Trust .

3 4 John Cage lecture at June in Buffalo, June 4 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 82-83. Preservation master on CD Box 3 CD 3-4.

CD 82, Track 1 (61:41): June 4 1975 (Wednesday). First spoken line: "This morning at the rehearsal, not all of you were there, we got involved in a discussion towards the end [about] the publication of music."
CD 83, Track 1 (32:24): June 4 1975 (Wednesday). First spoken line: "But find out how to go on and I would warn against coming down to depending on your spontaneity."

3 5 John Cage lecture at June in Buffalo, June 6 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 84-85. Preservation master on CD Box 3 CD 5-6.

CD 84, Track 1 (55:10): June 6 1975 (Friday). Begins with Cage telling a story about Lois Long and Morton Feldman.
CD 85, Track 1 (40:56): June 6 1975 (Friday). Begins with a continuation of a discussion of Georgia O'Keefe's paintings.

3 6 John Cage lecture at June in Buffalo, June 6 1975
1 10-inch reel of audio tape
Transferred to CD 86. Preservation master on CD Box 3 CD 7.

CD 86, Track 1 (31:31): June 6 1975 (Friday). Begins with Cage in the midst of reviewing a student composer's work.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

Subjects

Cage, John
Music festivals--New York (State)--Buffalo
Music--20th century

Genres

Lectures
Sound recordings

Associated Material

Index of composers

The following is a listing of all composers represented by works in the collection with links to the specific works.

Amy, Gilbert

Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945

Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944

Berg, Alban, 1885-1935

Boulez, Pierre, 1925-

Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946

Cage, John and Harrison, Lou

Carter, Elliott, 1908-

Chadwick, George Whitefield, 1854-1931

Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965

Dessau, Paul, 1894-1979

Dittrich, Paul Heinz

Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996

Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945

Farwell, Arthur George, 1872-1952

Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009

Globokar, Vinko, 1934-

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920

Harris, Chas. (Charles Kassell), 1867-1930

Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003

Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924

Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933-

Ives, Charles, 1874-1954

Johnston, Ben

Jolas, Betsy

Kagel, Mauricio

Kai, Sesshu

Kondo, Jo, 1947-

Loeffler, Charles Martin, 1861-1935

Loomis, Harvey Worthington, 1865-1930

MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908

Nemiroff, Isaac

Riley, Terry, 1935-

Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951

Rzewski, Frederic

Satie, Erik, 1866-1925

Satoh, Somei, 1947-

Schenker, Friedrich

Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002

Shapey, Ralph, 1921-2002

Soegijo, Paul Gutama

Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007

Stromberg, John

Takahashi, Yuji, 1938-

Takemitsu, Toru

Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989

Vigeland, Nils

Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-

Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946

Webern, Anton, 1883-1945

Won, Yong Sook

Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884

Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001

Yuasa, Joji


Related Resources

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An online catalog of the festival performances.

An online catalog of the concert performances.