Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Party music and group reading

Identifier: 
narv_brak_BirthdayPartyMusic
Title: 
Party music and group reading
Description: 
A free-for-all music is played with piano, drumming, xylophone, etc. Then traffic sounds are recorded. Voices are imitating screeching tires. A session with Robert Benson, Stan Brakhage, Larry Jordan, James Tenney, and Walter Newcomb begins with a poem. Then they apparently parody intellectualism, as they take turns reading irreverent statements. Free music is played together, with singing and talking.
Description Type: 
Abstract
Description: 
00:00 The recording is set up 01:00 Someone plays a piano 01:20 Percussion sounds are added 04:40 Chatting, as music pauses 05:30 Traffic sounds 15:45 Voices making screeching sounds 18:20 Squeaking sounds 20:00 Group reading 23:10 A piano, percussion, singing, and talking 51:40 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Subject: 
Birthday parties -- United States
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Parties -- United States
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_brak_BirthdayPartyMusic
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Benson, Robert, 1944-
Contributor Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Jordan, Larry, 1934-
Contributor Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Tenney, James
Contributor Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Newcomb, Walter
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English