Max Neuhaus - John Cage, 27' 10.554" for a Percussionist - Realization '65
  Year :   1965
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Performance
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  Work Details  
  In Realization '64 I chose an amplified Tam Tam and a large automobile spring for the metals, an amplified wood scraper for wood, a timpani for skin and finally an FM tuner for the 'other'. For Realization '65 I decided to create an electronic mini-instrument. Instead of the rich timbres of amplified percussion instruments, though, I wanted to play with sounds that were sparse and dry. I built a small frame and mounted metal rods, wood, a rawhide cord and a piece of plastic on it and amplified these with contact microphones. I then made an accompaniment tape concrete sounds from Realization '64 spliced according to the score resulting, in effect, in a duet with myself. Accesed 12.08.2009 from http://www.max-neuhaus.info/soundworks/vectors/performance/nyschool/