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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, n.d. ca. 5 lin. ft. 10 boxes
Selected digitized audio recordings (available on-site only): ca. 1968-1978

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.
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), n.d.
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., n.d.
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, n.d.
4 sound cassettes of 4.
C13 - Böhmler, Claus. Fernsehen nächste Woche vom 4. 9. bis 10. 9. Köln: Edition Hundertmark, 1982
Buch 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, Dec 3, 1983
1 sound cassette.
C16 - Cassetten Radio. Hannover, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C17 - Die Chefs. Die Chefs Live am 30.12.81 mit - im Berliner risiko, 1981 Dec 30
1 sound cassette.
box
250 CHO-E
C18 - Chopin, Henri. Audiopoems, . Köln: Edition Hundertmark. Signed, no. 31/200, 1956-1980 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, n.d.
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, n.d.
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, n.d.
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, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C27-C29 - Duchamp, Marcel lecturing/speaking, n.d.
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, Jul 1980
1 sound cassette.
C31 - Equinox Event. Produktion, n.d.
1 sound cassette. Includes booklet.
C32 - Experimental Art Foundation. Produced by Tim Potter, Radio 5UV, Adelaide, n.d.
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 Feb 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, n.d.
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, n.d.
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, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C53 - Media-Space (A. Vizents, et. al). Australia, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C54 - Mizelle, Dary John and Giancinto Scelsi. n.d.
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 Oct 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, n.d.
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, n.d.
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, 19??
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, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C68 - Schwartz, Kit. Adrian into Cooper, n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C69 - Sch...(?). "Reitende Pferde...," n.d.
1 sound cassette.
C70 - Shabtay, Michal. L'odalisque mècanique. Time Based Arts Cassette, n.d.
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, n.d.
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).
C85 - Welch, Chuck (aka the Cracker Jack Kit): NetBOOKwork Ch.2 and JackZack Overture. Recorded Boston, Feb 1985
1 sound cassette.
box
255 Reel-to-reel audiotapes
R1 - Cage, John. Indeterminacy. (from Ed Hill), n.d.
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 Feb 26
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R6a-R6b - Knowles, Alison. Big book, n.d.
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 Feb 18
1 sound tape reel : 7 in.
R8 - Lora-Totino, A[rrigo]. Fonemi, n.d.
1 sound tape reel : 5 in.
R9 - Mustain, Gordon. Interview with Leonard Brown regarding Vietnam Combat, Gallimaufry. n.d.
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, n.d.
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 Nov 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 Dec 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 video cassette (VHS) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Original.
1 videocasstte (BetaSP) (15 min., 30 sec.) : mono. ; col. Archival master.
1 videocasstte (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 video cassette (VHS).
Label on tape: "Tom Phillips, 11.80"; label on case: "Cine Magnetics Video, Tom Phillips..."
1 videocasstte (BetaSP). Archival master.
1 videocasstte (Digital Betacam). Copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS). Use copy.


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