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Jean Brown papers, 1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985)

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Brown (Jean) papers
Series VII. Audio visual materials, 1965-1987, undated ca. 5 Linear Feet (10 boxes: 81 sound cassette tapes, 12 reel-to-reel audiotapes, 4 films and 2 videos)
Selected digitized audio recordings (available on-site only)

Series includes 81 sound cassette tapes, 12 reel-to-reel audiotapes, 4 films and 2 videos. The audio recordings are primarily of new music, poetry readings and lectures, some of which are homemade or were recorded live. Recordings include a lecture by Marcel Duchamp, works by John Cage and Opal Nations, homemade cassettes by Klaus Groh, a film by Joseph Beuys and a video by the Gerlovins (Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin) comprising clips of Brown in her home with Fluxus objects. Titles were transcribed from the labels or housing of the original media items.
Repository numbered sound cassettes C1-C81, reel-to-reel audiotapes R1-R12, films F-F4, and videos V1-V2. Only reformatted items are available to researchers. Reformatted generations are described below but shelved elsewhere. Online access to selected digitized audio recordings is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.
Sound cassettes
box
249 A-CHE
C1-C2 - Abart von Künstlern (Kaprow, Paik, Vostell, Saree, Albrecht D., Toche u. Hendricks), undated
2 sound cassettes of 2.
Side 2 of one cassette is labeled "Albrecht D. Endless music."
C3 - Acrobat. Acrobat Modus Anniversarius. Data Pete Horobin, 37 Union Street, Dundee., undated
Cover reads "Acrobat Live."
1 sound cassette.
C4 - Antin, David. The Principle of Fit (2). Wash., D.C.: Watershed Intermedia, 1979
1 sound cassette.
C5 - De Appel. De Appel No. 3 (Cornelissen et. al.). Amsterdam, 1984
1 sound cassette.
C6 - Art Beat. Holland, 1984
1 sound cassette.
C7-C8 - Audiozine nos. 4-5. La Mamelle. No. 5 (C8) cover reads "Community Art Radio L. Nimmer," 1977
The tape no. 5 consists of random commercials.
2 sound cassettes.
C9-C12 - Banana, Anna. Bananaology, undated
4 sound cassettes of 4.
C13 - Böhmler, Claus. Fernsehen nächste Woche vom 4. 9. bis 10. 9. Köln: Edition Hundertmark, 1982
Book and cassette, Aufl.80. (Repository's copy is signed, no. 16/80, book is missing).
1 sound cassette.
C14 - Cage, John. Mureau. Hattingen: S. Press, tape no. 14, 1972
1 sound cassette.
C15 - Cage, John. Songbooks. Performance at Banff Art Centre, 1983 December 3
1 sound cassette.
C16 - Cassetten Radio. Hannover, undated
1 sound cassette.
C17 - Die Chefs. Die Chefs Live am 30.12.81 mit - im Berliner risiko, 1981 December 30
1 sound cassette.
box
250 CHO-E
C18 - Chopin, Henri. Audiopoems, . Köln: Edition Hundertmark. Signed, no. 31/200, 1956-1980
1 sound cassette. Original.
Includes inserted program printed on white paper, signed by Chopin.
1 sound cassette. Archival master.
1 sound disc (CD). Copy master.
1 sound disc (CD). Use copy. Plus copy 2 (1 CD).
C19 - Claire, Paula. The Paxton Group with Paula Claire, undated
Includes 4 inserts by Claire.
1 sound cassette.
C20 - Club Moral. C.M. Live in the Country. Antwerpen: Club Moral, ca. 1984
1 sound cassette.
C21 - Cornelissen, Johan. JC VE J NYC. Amsterdam: Void editions, 1984
Insert signed by Martha Hawley and Hetty Huisman.
1 sound cassette.
C22 - Corner, Philip. New Wilderness Audiographics. New York: New Wilderness, (7701A) and (7701B), 1981-1982
1 sound cassette, two copies.
C23 - Curtay, Jean-Paul. Excerpts of Works, undated
1 sound cassette (90 min.). Original.
Side A: Jean Paul Curtay: Anthology; Side B: Curtay continued, inprovisations, Dolby B.
Insert: "Jean-Paul Curtay, Anthology of Abstract Poetry."
2 sound cassettes of 2 (90 min.). Archival master.
2 sound discs (CD) (90 min.). Copy master.
2 sound discs (CD) (90 min.). Use copy. Plus copy 2 (2 CDs).
C24 - Curtay, Jean-Paul. Anthology of Abstract Poetry/Improvisation, undated
1 sound cassette.
C25 - Damen, Herman. Verbosonies. Brescia: Edizioni Amodulo, Collana poesia sonora/no. 4, signed, no. 29/100, 1970
1 sound cassette.
C26 - Döring, Stefan and Sascha Anderson. Ich fühle mich in Grenzen wohl, undated
1 sound cassette.
C27-C29 - Duchamp, Marcel lecturing/speaking, undated
3 sound cassettes of 3.
3 home-made tapes, one of which is also marked Huelsenbeck.
C30 - Duke, Jas. H. Sound Poems by Jas Duke for Jean Brown, 1980 July
1 sound cassette.
C31 - Equinox Event. Produktion, undated
1 sound cassette. Includes booklet.
C32 - Experimental Art Foundation. Produced by Tim Potter, Radio 5UV, Adelaide, undated
1 sound cassette.
box
251 F-MAC
C33 - Fox, Terry. Recorthings 3. Exit & Exempla, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C34 - Groh, Klaus. Radio-Sounds. Five Towers Micro Hall Center, 1984
1 sound cassette.
C35 - Groh, Klaus. Chance Music with Computer. Five Towers Micro Hall Center, 1985
1 sound cassette.
C36 - Groh, Klaus. Sound Works/Radio Sounds, 1985
1 sound cassette.
C37 - Gruppo 70. Poemi tecnologici. Brescia: Edizioni Amodulo, Collana poesia sonora/n.3., 1971
1 sound cassette.
C38 - Higgins, Dick. Recorthings 5. Exit & Exempla, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C39 - Higgins, Dick and Emmett Williams. Plug: An acid novel, ; Voicespondence 03, 1968, Spring 1977
1 sound cassette.
C40 - Hitchcock, Steve. Wedding at the Dada Festival, La Mesa, Calif., 1977 February 19
1 sound cassette.
C41 - Huisman, Hetty and David Zack. Problems in visualizing identity/or how to name it anyway. Void, 1978
1 sound cassette.
C42 - Inderhees, Carlo; Matthias Gassert and Lothar Fiedler. Untitled cassette, 1986
1 sound cassette.
C43 - Knowles, Alison. New Wilderness Audiographics. New York: New Wilderness, (7712A) 1977
1 sound cassette.
C44 - Kosugi, Takehisa. Melodien. Berlin: Galerie Giannozzo, 1984
1 sound cassette.
C45 - Lax, Robert. Circus of the Sun, undated
1 sound cassette.
C46 - Lax, Robert. From the notebooks: Readings by Robert Lax, 1985
1 sound cassette.
C47 - Lax, Robert. Recorthings 1. Exit & Exempla, 1981
1 sound cassette.
C48 - Lettrist Poetry, undated
1 sound cassette.
C49 - Maciunas Kwartet. YoplaBoum. Eindhoven: Apollohuis, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C50 - Mac Low, Jackson. New Wilderness Audiographic. New York: New Wilderness (7705A), 1977
1 sound cassette.
box
252 MAC-RI
C51 - Mac Low, Jackson. New Wilderness. New York: New Wilderness (7705B), 1977
1 sound cassette.
C52 - McCaffery, Steve. Research on the Mouth. Underwhich Audiographic Series, no. 26/100, undated
1 sound cassette.
C53 - Media-Space (A. Vizents, et. al). Australia, undated
1 sound cassette.
C54 - Mizelle, Dary John and Giancinto Scelsi, undated
1 sound cassette.
Home-made copy tape?
C55 - Morandi, Emilio (?). Morandi Conspiracy. Flash/Hsalf, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C56 - Morrow, Charlie. New Wilderness Audiographic. New York: New Wilderness, 1977
1 sound cassette, two copies.
(7706A and 7706C)
C57 - Olbrich, Jürgen O. The letter by Jürgen O. Olbich. Realized by Performance Bank, 1981 October 11
C58 - Panhuysen, Paul. Eschenau Summer Press Publikatios, no. 72/75, 1983
1 sound cassette.
Side A: Clock. Side B: Spider with Johan Goedhart.
C59 - Porter, Bern and Bob Holman. Recorthings 2. Exit & Exempla, 1982
1 sound cassette.
C60 - Quarrell, Richard. London: Audio Arts, 1974
1 sound cassette.
Side 1: Four sums with the same answer.
C61 - Radovanovic, Vladan. The Eternal Lake. Five Towers Micro Hall Center, undated
1 sound cassette.
C62 - Random, Steve. Time Piece for Jean, 1984
1 sound cassette.
C63 - Ridder, Willem de. Radio Active Sound Works. Radio Cadilac no. 8 and The Amsterdam Walk, undated
2 sound cassettes of 2.
box
253 RO-W; Brown family
C64 - Roth, Dieter, Harmonica curse, 1981
1 sound cassette.
C65 - Rothenberg, Jerome. New Wilderness Audiographics. New York: New Wilderness, undated
1 sound cassette.
(7707A)
C66 - Sarenco. Political Poems. Brescia: Edizioni Amodulo, signed, no. 71/100. Collana poesia sonora/n.2, 1970
1 sound cassette.
C67 - Sarenco-Verdi A.I.P.S. Ensemble. San Remando. Verona, Edizioni Factotum-Art. Factotum Disco no. 1, undated
1 sound cassette.
C68 - Schwartz, Kit. Adrian into Cooper, undated
1 sound cassette.
C69 - Sch...(?). "Reitende Pferde...," undated
1 sound cassette.
C70 - Shabtay, Michal. L'odalisque mècanique. Time Based Arts Cassette, undated
1 sound cassette.
C71 - Sterhckombo. Live at De Doelen in Rotterdam, 1987
1 sound cassette.
C72-C73 - Tellus, The Audio Cassette Magazine no. 1, no. 7, 1983, 1985
2 sound cassettes.
C74 - Themerson, Stefan; Paul Evans; Bill Griffiths. Supranormal Cassettes no. 3, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C75 - Trux: Trax 0983 - Anthems 2, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C76 - Vree, Paul de. Poemi audio-visuali. Brescia: Edizioni Amodulo, signed, no. 88/100. Collana poesia sonora/n.1., 1970
1 sound cassette.
C77 - Voicespondence. The Telephone Issue: on the line with..., Fall 1976
1 sound cassette.
C78 - Wada, Yoshimasa. Die konsonanten Pfeifen II. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C79 - Brown Family meeting, undated
1 sound cassette.
Blank. Not reformatted.
C80 - Brown meeting: Children, 1978 May 2
1 sound cassette (30 min.).
Tape labelled on Side 2: "Brown meeting children."
1 sound cassette (30 min.). Archival master.
1 sound disc (CD) (30 min.). Copy master, plus copy 2 (1 CD).
1 sound disc (CD) (30 min.). Use copy, plus copy 2 (1 CD).
C81 - Children / Claire song, interview, 1978 May 2
1 sound cassette.
Tape labelled on Side 2: "Children 5/2/78; Claire song interview." Inserts written by cataloger: "Tyringham, Claire's song (3 Drummer boys), Interview with Jon" and "Side 1 includes recording of Walton's Facade."
1 sound cassette (30 min.). Archival master.
1 sound disc (CD) (30 min.). Copy master, plus copy 2 (1 CD).
1 sound disc (CD) (30 min.). Use copy, plus copy 2 (1 CD).
box
254 C84 - Dufrêne, François. Oeuvre désintégrale. Antwerp: Guy Schraenen Editeur, 1976
3 sound cassettes of 3 (ea. 60 min., 180 min. total) Original.
Each cassette includes detailed program on coral paper.
3 sound cassettes of 3 (180 min.). Archival master.
3 sound discs of 3 (180 min.). Copy master.
3 sound discs of 3 (180 min.). Use copy. Plus copy 2 (3 CDs).
254 C85 - Welch, Chuck (aka the Cracker Jack Kit): NetBOOKwork Ch.2 and JackZack Overture. Recorded Boston, 1985 February
1 sound cassette.
box
255 Reel-to-reel audiotapes
R1 - Cage, John. Indeterminacy. (from Ed Hill), undated
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R2 - Cage, John. John Cage talking to Hans G. Helms about music and politics. S. Press, 1975
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R3 - Cage, John. Mureau. Hattingen: S. Press, tape no. 14, 1972
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R4 - Groh, Klaus. Gespraeche mit Arne (8 jahre). Edition Galerie Howeg, ca. 1971
2 signed copies of liner notes, one is no. 7/50 and other is 11/50.
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R5 - Mizelle, Dary John. Reading Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate. Airtake WOBC, Oberlin College, 1978 February 26
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R6a-R6b - Knowles, Alison. Big book, undated
R6a - Big Book recording
1 sound tape reel of 1 : 5 in.
R6b - Dick Higgins (?) discussing Alison Knowles's Big Book project
1 sound tape reel of 1 : 3 in.
R7 - Knowles, Alison. House of dust, 1970 February 18
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R8 - Lora-Totino, A[rrigo]. Fonemi, undated
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R9 - Mustain, Gordon. Interview with Leonard Brown regarding Vietnam Combat, Gallimaufry. undated
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R10 - Nations, Opal. Opal L. Nations reads his own work. KPFA, California, Apr 12, 19??
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R11-R13 - Nations, Opal. Recorded at 'A' Space Gallery, Toronto, undated
3 sound tape reels of 3 : 7 in.
R14 - Riley, Terry. Poppy Nogoods all Night Flight (The First Ascent). Performed live at the Philadelphia College of Art, 1967 November 17
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R15 - Young, La Monte. Excerpt from "Drift Study 4:37:40-5:09:50 5 VIII 68", 1968
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
box
256 Films and videos
F1a-b - Beuys, Joseph, Der Tisch. Vice Versand, 1969
Signed by Anatol, Joachim Duckwitz, Ulrich Meister, Johannes Stüttgen and Beuys.
F1-a = film portion: 1 film reel (Super 8). Original.
F1-b = audio portion: 1 sound tape reel (97 min., 52 sec.) : mono. ; 7 in., 1/4 in. Original.
F1-b: 2 sound tape reels of 2 (59 min., 18 sec.; 37 min. 57 sec.) : mono. ; 7.5 ips, 1/4 in. Archival master.
F1-b: 2 compact discs (CD) of 2 (59 min., 18 sec.; 37 min. 57 sec.) : mono. Copy master.
F1-b: 2 compact discs (CD) of 2 (59 min., 18 sec.; 37 min. 57 sec.) : mono. Use copy.
F1-a: 1 video cassette (Betacam SP) (24 min., 49 sec.) : silent. Archival master.
F1-a: 1 video cassette (Digital Betacam) (24 min., 49 sec.) : silent. Copy master.
F1-a/b: 1 video cassette (Digital Betacam)(97 min., 52 sec.) : mono. Composite (audio and film). Copy master.
F1-a: 1 videocassette (VHS) (24 min. 49 sec.): silent. Use copy.
F1-a/b: 1 video cassette (VHS) (97 min., 52 sec.): mono., Composite (audio and film). Use copy.
F2 - Sharits, Paul, Word Movie,, printed 1966 December 1975
1 film reel (16 mm.) (3 min. 48 sec.) : mono. ; 7 in. reel. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (3 min. 48 sec.) : mono. Archival master.
1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (3 min. 48 sec.) : mono. Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS) (3 min. 48 sec.) : mono. Use copy.
F3 - Toth, Gabor, FILM, 1979?
1 film reel (16 mm) (1 min., 5 sec.) : silent, b&w. ; 3 5/8 in. reel.
With letter dated 1979.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP)(1 min., 5 sec.) : silent, b&w. Archival master.
1 videocassette (Digital Betacam)(1 min., 5 sec.) : silent, b&w. Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS)(1 min., 5 sec.) : silent, b&w. Use copy.
F4 - Vautier, Ben, Fluxfilms 1963-70, ca. 1971?
1 film reel (8 mm.) (22 min., 26 sec.): silent ; col. ; 7 in. reel. Original. [4 films on reel]
Labelled "Reel no. 2."
1 videocassette (Betacam SP)(22 min., 26 sec.): silent ; col. Archival master.
1 videocassette (Digital Betacam)(22 min., 26 sec.): silent ; col. Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS)(22 min., 26 sec.): silent ; col. Use copy.
V1 - The Gerlovins [Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin and Mark Bloch, Not Jean Brown,] ca. 1985, ca. 1987
1 videocassette (VHS) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Original.
1 videocassette (BetaSP) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Archival master.
1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Use copy.
V2 - Tom Phillips, 1980
1 videocassette (VHS).
Label on tape: "Tom Phillips, 11.80"; label on case: "Cine Magnetics Video, Tom Phillips..."
1 videocassette (BetaSP). Archival master.
1 videocassette (Digital Betacam). Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS). Use copy.


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