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Robert Watts papers, 1883-1989 (bulk 1940-1988)

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Watts (Robert) papers
Series X. Audiovisual, 1952-1987 4 Linear Feet
Selected digitized audiovisual material (available on-site only): 1952-1987

Selected films by Watts and collected recordings, some of which were used in his films. Of these materials, only four films (two 16 mm., two super 8 mm.), four audio cassettes, and five sound tape reels are originals; remaining films and sound recordings have been reformatted by the Estate onto digital media (mini-dvs, DVDs, CDs, and MPEG-2) from original media still held by the Estate. Several items contain multiple works. Items have been numbered by the repository.
Audiovisual material is unavailable until reformatted. Selected items have been digitized and are available on-site only.
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67 1 Oraculum, 1983 Mar
1 floppy disk. [M-6#11]
67 2 Javelina pig and mountain lion
Two 45 rpm recordings of animal sounds,
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68 Boxes for reel-to-reel sound tapes
With handwritten index lists of contents on verso and interior.
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69 Original film and film reformattted (by estate) onto MiniDVs, 1967-1969
69 F1 Experimental Workshop, Rutgers, 1967-1969 I film reel (30 min.) : si., col. ; super 8 mm.
69 F2 Balloons, 1968 1 film reel (4-5 min.) : si?, b&w ; 16 mm.
69 F3 San Diego, 1969 1 film reel (8-9 min.) : si?, b&w ; 16 mm.
69 F4 Pocono Air Show, 1971-1978 1 film reel (23-30 min.) : si?, col. ; super 8 mm.
69 V1a Cascade, 1962 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (26 min.) : sd., b&w
On cassette with G.W. & Sons.
69 V1b G.W. & Sons, 1963 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (12 min, 30 sec) : sd., col.
On cassette with Cascade.
69 V2a Alice [Mad Tea Party], 1968 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (17:40) : sd., col.
On cassette with Higgins and Yam Lecture.
69 V2b Higgins, circa 1962 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (30 sec.) : si., col.
On cassette with Alice and Yam Lecture.
69 V2c Yam Lecture, 1963 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (24:30) : si., col.
On cassette with Alice and Higgins.
69 V3a 89 Movies (unfinished), 1965-1970 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (27:15) : si., col. and b&w,
On cassette with Pea on a Nipple, Breast to Breast.
69 V3b Pea on a Nipple, Breast to Breast, 1964 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (17:15) : sd?, col.
On cassette with 89 Movies.
69 V4 Fluxyear/Gemini/74/Part 1, 1974 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (20 min.) : sd., b&w
69 V5 Cloud Music: Whitney Museum, 1979 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (16:40) : sd., col.
69 V6 Student Interview with Robert Watts, circa 1980 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (23 min) : sd., b&w
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70 dvd1 Experimental Workshop 1, 1968-1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (30:00) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd1 Experimental Workshop 2, 1968-1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (30:00) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd1 San Diego and Parade, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (8-9 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Fur Family Freekout, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (6-7 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Watts SF Environment, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (8:00) : digital, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Be-In Central Park, 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (8-9 min.) : digital, si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd3 Notes & Sketches, 1974-1982 1 videodisc (DVD) (26 min.): digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Pink Hat) [Body Letters], 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Titles for Mad Hatter, 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Profile at table), 1968 1 videodisc (2-3 min.) : digital, si, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Mac as Mouse), 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Rectangle with Female [Matte Box], circa 1970 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Letty - Tennis Balls, circa. 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 People at Opening, undated 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min) : digital, si?, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Implosions Model, circa 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Implosions Model, circa 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si?, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd5 Yoko at Everson & Lennon, 1971 1 videodisc (DVD) (13:20): digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ono and Lennon on chartered plane, going to and then being at opening of This Is Not Here, a one-woman show by Yoko Ono at Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. With exhibition design by George Maciunas. Film sound track edited by Robert Watts. Reformatted by Estate from super 8 mm.
70 dvd6 Events & Friends, circa 1970 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Compiled from two different super 8 mm. films comprising various events, including the following:
Girl with crossing eyes; Watts with visitors at farmhouse, PA (Peter Moore, Barbara Moore, daughters, Joe Jones and mother of George Maciunas); Mrs. Maciunas dancing on the lawn; hillside tour with the red Mahari and Joe Jones shooting a rocket; roadside event for the "Monster Advertising Series," including John Wilkes, Valerie, Peter Moore; Watts dancing on grass; moon in sky; footage of Winter Events at New Marlborough , MA; with Maciunas and others from Fluxus group, such as Alison Knowles, Peter Moore, Stuart Sherman performing with suitcase; snowballs by Yasunao Tone, Maciunas and Jon Hendricks; Alison Knowles conducting "Song of Your Choice."
70 7 MPEG-2 Film Archive 1 videodisc : digital
Copies of 16 mm films from 1967-1971.
70 8 MPEG-2 Film Archive 1 videodisc : digital
Copies of material on above DVDs 1-6.
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71 Original audio recordings
Including reel-to-reel tapes and sound cassettes.
71 R1 Compilation of pieces by Ligeti, Feldman, Cage, Babbit, Pousseur, Ives, and Hampton, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel nearly full. Index list of contents on verso and inside of box.
71 R2 John Cage and others 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel near full. Pieces in compilation listed on back of box.
71 R3 Music of Tibetan Buddhism, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Reel full. Pieces in compilation listed on back of box.
71 R4 James Yohe, Electro-Acoustical Sound & Music, circa 1972. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: Reel full. With announcement and program for Yohe's performance in Voorhees Chapel, Douglass College, April 13, 1972.
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72 R5 Fred, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel 7/8 full. Musician unidentified beyond first name. Consists of voice and synthesizer experimentation.
72 C1 Sounds of New Music, 1957 1 sound cassette : analog ; SX C-90 cassette Nakamichi
Index list of contents.
72 C2 Sonic Arts Union, 1967 1 sound cassette : analog ; SX C-90 cassette Nakamichi
Index list of contents.
72 C3 Allan Ginsberg at Syracuse, 1971 1 sound cassette : analog ; C-90 Norelco
Index: Dinner in Syracuse; return on plane.
72 C4 Frog and Bird sounds, 1979-1980 1 sound cassette : analog ; 90 cassette Scotch XSII
Index list of contents.
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73 Audio recordings reformatted by the estate onto CDs
CD1 - CD30
73 cd1 Yam Lecture (Tape 1), 1963 1 sound disc of 2 (CD) (64:56): digital
73 cd2 Yam Lecture (Tape 2), 1963 1 sound disc of 2 (CD) (20:53): digital
73 cd3 David Behrman, Cascade soundtrack, circa 1961 1 sound disc (CD) (26:35): digital
73 cd4 David Behrman, For Bob Watts, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
On disc with Summer by C. Wolff.
73 cd4 C. Wolff, Summer, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
On disc with For Bob Watts by David Behrman.
73 cd5 David Behrman, Miscellaneous sounds, 1966 1 sound disc (CD) (15:03): digital
73 cd6a Bill Goodwin, G.W. & Sons soundtrack, circa 1960 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
On disc with Solo.
73 cd6b Bill Goodwin, Solo, circa 1960 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
On disc with G.W. & Sons.
73 cd7a George Maciunas in New Jersey, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd7b Drum for G.W. and Sons, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd7c Fast Abstract Sounds, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd8 George Maciunas, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (6:51) : digital
Filtered. Use to edit out laughter.
73 cd9 Basic Overlay for Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (10:59): digital
73 cd10 Alice - Mad Tea Party, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (72:48): digital
Raw tape.
73 cd11 Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (13:37) : digital
Work tape-mixed.
73 cd12 Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (4:47) : digital
Blue tape final.
73 cd13a String Record, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd13b Communication in a noisy environment, 1973 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd13c Birthday Box, 1970-1971 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd13d Brass and Plexiglass Records, 1971 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 4
73 cd14 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 1, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (76:25) : digital
73 cd15 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 2, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (21:56) : digital
Was previously CD14b.
73 cd16 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 3, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (61:16) : digital
73 cd17a Original soundtrack for Ono show, Syracuse, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd17b Lennon-Ono, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
Final mix.
73 cd18a Cloud Project, 10 July 1974 undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd18b Cloud Music, track 2, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd19a Cloud Music, track 1, 1975 Jun 24 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd19b Binghampton, NY, tape 1 1976 Jun 29 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd19c Binghamptom, NY, tape 2, 1976 Jun 29 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd20a Cows original, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd20b For Gino: performance work for audience, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd21 Watts, Patterson, Knowles, For Cage in Chicago, 1987 Feb 18 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
73 cd22 From Brecht, 1983 Sep 25 1 sound disc (CD) (59:29) : digital
73 cd23a Collage Tape 1 - Working, circa 1966 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd23b 521-522 Art Seminar and Experimental Workshop, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
Second edit.
73 cd24 George Segal, Santa Cruz, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) (17:40) : digital
73 cd25 Charlotte Moorman after morphine shot, July 1986 1 sound disc (CD) (5:57) : digital
73 cd26 Art Seminar and Experimental Workshop, circa 1966 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
Second edit.
73 cd27 Roskilde, June 1985 1 sound disc (CD) (62:01) : digital
73 cd28 Lafayette College Experimental Workshop, 1970 1 sound disc (CD) (36:43) : digital
At double speed.
73 cd29a La Monte Young, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd29b Jackson Young, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd30a Yoko-Lennon press conference, 1965 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd30b Hotel Coffee Shop 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
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74 Audio recordings reformatted on CDs by the estate.
CD31-CD40.
74 cd31 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-A Part 1; Back up of CD 1.
74 cd32 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-A Part 2; Back up of CD 1.
74 cd33 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-B; Back up of CD 1?
74 cd34 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-C, 02-A; Back-up of CD 1?
74 cd35 Yam lecture, Part 2 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 02-B, 02-C; Back-up of CD 2?
74 cd36 Yam lecture, Part 2 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 02-D - Back up of CD 2?
74 cd37 Cascade soundtrack 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 03, Part 1 - Back up of CD 3.
74 cd38 David Behrman, For Bob Watts; C. Wolff, Summer 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 03 Part 2, 04-A - 04-I; Back up of CD 4.
74 cd39 David Behrman, Miscellaneous sounds 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 05; Back up of CD 5.
74 cd40 Bill Goodwin, "G. W. and Sons Sountrack" and "Solo" 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 06; Back up of CD 6.
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75* Oversize materials from Series IV
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76* Oversize materials from Series IX


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