Academic journal article Notes

The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) Music Library

Academic journal article Notes

The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) Music Library

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The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) Music Library is now able to provide online access to the lecture presented by John Cage on 5 June 1976 at the first June in Buffalo festival. The lecture followed a performance of Cage's Song Books the previous night by Julius Eastman and the S.E.M. Ensemble. The entire performance, but in particular Eastman's choice of materials and actions, caused Cage a great deal of anxiety and anger. He used the lecture as an opportunity to address questions concerning what is permissible in performances of his music. The lecture has been noted in several texts, so we are very pleased to be able to make it available to a wider audience with permission from the John Cage Trust provided by Laura Kuhn. The audio portion of the lecture and a full transcription are available online at http://libwebl.lib . buffalo. edu:8080/xtf/audio/ubmu0030_03.html.

The UB Music Library would also like to announce the availability of a newly expanded description of the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Annotated Scores, 1828-1993: http://purl.org/net/findingaids /view?docld=ead/music/ubmu0001_7.xml. The collection contains approximately 1,200 scores, chiefly for solo piano but also including other vocal and instrumental combinations. Although more than half the collection consists of photocopied scores, many of those original works are fairly rare. There are more than 550 manuscripts and holographs (original and photocopy); many scores bear only incidental markings but others include extensive markings. …

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