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Mumma, Gordon 1935-

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Most widely held works by Gordon Mumma
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
For piano I : For pianist ; Burdocks by Christian Wolff( )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic music of theatre and public activity by Gordon Mumma( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Tudor & Gordon Mumma by David Tudor( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations V by John Cage( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations V reflects the experimentation and spirit of the 1960s -- a collaborative, interactive multi-media event with choreographed dance, elaborate mobile decor, variable lighting, multiple film projection, and live-electronic music often activated by the dancers' movements. Filmed in 1966 at the NDR television studio in Hamburg, Germany, it is historically important as one of the few available films of a Cunningham Dance Company performance from the 1960s and the first commercial release of Variations V. As the dancers performed on stage, their movements interacted with twelve antennas built by Robert Moog and a set of photocells designed by Bell Labs research scientist Billy Klver in such a way as to trigger the transmission of sounds to a 50-channel mixer whose output was heard from six speakers around the hall. The actual sound sources--a battery of tape recorders and radios--were supervised by Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma. The mise-en-scene was supplemented by a film collage by Stan VanDerBeek that included processed television images by Nam June Paik and footage of the dancers shot by VanDerBeek during rehearsals
Music for solo piano (1960-2001) by Gordon Mumma( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studio retrospect by Gordon Mumma( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landrover( Visual )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Cunningham and his Company. A marriage of choreography and video techniques occurs in this program on Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Cunningham makes use of multiple screen images. A "video event" the program is comprised of excerpts from "Landrover" as well as rehearsal and class footage
Selected studies for player piano by Conlon Nancarrow( )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains interviews, program notes, photo essay and 8 studies
New Music, New York 1979( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dresden interleaf 13 February 1945 (1965). ; Music from the Venezia Space Theatre (1964) ; Megaton for Wm. Burroughs (1963) by Gordon Mumma( Recording )

3 editions published in 1979 and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live-electronic music by Gordon Mumma( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American Music vol. 4 by Noa Ain( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music with roots in the aether : opera for television by Robert Ashley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each tape contains first an interview, and discussion, followed by the composer's musical works
Source Records( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medium size mograph 1962 by Gordon Mumma( )

4 editions published in 1967 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Brown, a life in music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferienkurse '74 by Ernst Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of composition? : La Casa Encendida, from 10th to 16th of March 2008( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybersonic arts : adventures in American new music by Gordon Mumma( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer, performer, instrument builder, teacher, and writer Gordon Mumma has left an indelible mark on the American contemporary music scene. A prolific composer and innovative French horn player, Mumma is recognized for integrating advanced electronic processes into musical structures, an approach he has termed "Cybersonics." Musicologist Michelle Fillion curates a collection of Mumma's writings, presenting revised versions of his classic pieces as well as many unpublished works from every stage of his storied career. Here, through words and astonishing photos, is Mumma's chronicle of seminal events in the musical world of the twentieth century: his cofounding the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music; his role in organizing the historic ONCE Festivals of Contemporary Music; performances with the Sonic Arts Union; and working alongside John Cage and David Tudor as a composer-musician with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In addition, Mumma describes his collaborations with composers, performers, dancers, and visual artists ranging from Robert Ashley and Pauline Oliveros to Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg. Candid and insightful, Cybersonic Arts is the eye-opening account of a broad artistic community by an active participant and observer
 
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The limits of composition? : La Casa Encendida, from 10th to 16th of March 2008
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Gordon Mumma Amerikaans componist

Gordon Mumma compositeur américain

Gordon Mumma compositor estadounidense

Gordon Mumma compositore statunitense

Gordon Mumma US-amerikanischer Komponist

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English (37)

German (5)

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