Music for Merce, Vol. 10 (digital only)
The late Merce Cunningham was renowned for his legendary collaborations with the most significant experimental musicians of the late 20th century. Particularly notable is his association with John Cage, who served as the founding musical director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company until Cage’s death in 1992.

Spanning six decades from the early 1950s onward, these recordings capture the breadth of the Cunningham repertory and the rich diversity of Cunningham’s musical collaborations. Composers whose work features prominently in this collection include seminal figures of late-20th-century experimental music such as John Cage, David Tudor, Gordon Mumma, Christian Wolff, and Takehisa Kosugi, among others. For the most part, these compositions have not been recorded elsewhere and are making their first appearance on CD. This is a document of enormous historical import that will be a revelation to both listeners and scholars interested in the evolution of American experimental music over the past five decades. The box set includes a 124-page booklet featuring a 15,000-word essay by Amy Beal, one of the foremost scholars of contemporary American music.

Volume Ten
EVENTS (1993–2009)

1. Event—February 16, 1993, Red Wing, Minnesota 5:58
David Tudor, live electronics; Takehisa Kosugi, electric violin

2. Event—September 14, 1996, Annemasse, France 5:53
David Behrman, laptop, percussion; Takehisa Kosugi, electric violin, live electronics; FastForward, steel pan, objects

3. Event—June 5, 1997, Frankfurt 7:30
David Behrman, laptop, voice; Takehisa Kosugi, electric violin; Steve Lacy, soprano saxophone

4. Event—September 12, 1998, Minneapolis 5:22
Takehisa Kosugi, live electronics; Jim O’Rourke, laptop; Christian Marclay, turntables

5. Event—September 29, 2002, Oslo 4:12
Takehisa Kosugi, live electronics, percussion, voice; James Woodrow, electric guitar,live electronics

6. Event—October 30, 2002, Munich 6:51
Takehisa Kosugi, voice, live electronics; Christian Wolff, piano, melodica, percussion

7. Event—December 14, 2004, New York City 3:54
David Behrman,laptop, violin, psalter; John King, electric guitar, live electronics; George Lewis, trombone, laptop

8. Event—December 15, 2004, New York City 6:56
Christian Wolff, piano, melodica, percussion; Marina Rosenfeld, turntables, live electronics; Ikue Mori, laptop

9. Event—December 18, 2004, New York City 6:35
John King, electric guitar, live electronics; George Lewis, trombone, laptop

10. Event—June 14, 2005, London 5:21
John King,electric guitar, live electronics; Philip Selway, drum machine, live electronics; Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), laptop

11. Event—June 17, 2005, London 8:44
John King, electric guitar, live electronics; John Paul Jones, electric triple-neck mandolin, live electronics; Stephen Montague, prepared piano, percussion

12. Event—June 23, 2007, New Caanan, Connecticut 3:09
David Behrman, laptop, recorder, guitar; John King, electric guitar, live electronics; Christian Wolff, electric guitar, melodica

13. Event—February 22, 2009, Beacon, New York 5:17
Brenda Hutchinson, longtube, voice, live electronics; Ikue Mori, laptop; Robyn Schulkowsky, percussion; Christian Wolff, electric guitar, melodica

All works are excerpted from complete performances.

Various Artists

Music for Merce, Vol. 10 (digital only)

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Event - February 16, 1993, Red Wing Minnesota [excerpt]
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Event - September 14, 1993, Annemasse, France [excerpt]
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Event-June 5, 1997, Frankfurt [excerpt]
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Event-September 12, 1998, Minneapolis [excerpt]
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Event-September 29, 2002, Oslo [excerpt]
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Event-October 30, 2002, Munich [excerpt]
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Event-December 14, 2004, New York City [excerpt]
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Event-December 15, 2004, New York City [excerpt]
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Event-June 14, 2005, London [excerpt]
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Event-June 17, 2005, London [excerpt]
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Event-February 22, 2009, Beacon, New York [excerpt]
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