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   Creative Music Studio Tapes and Files, 1974-1984.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Creative Music Studio Tapes and Files; Box and Reel; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Reel to reel tapes (459) and some files.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1625
Bib ID:10993246 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Creative Music Studio
Title:Creative Music Studio Tapes and Files, 1974-1984.
Physical description:44.5 linear ft. (37 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection of reel-to-reel tapes is archival only. The tapes cannot be listened to in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. Digitized versions of the tapes can be accessed at the Gabe M. Wiener Music and Arts Library.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The tapes are arranged chronologically by decade.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection comprised 459 reel-to-reel tapes, as well as three videotapes and four boxes of files and documents.

Series I: Creative Music Studio Tapes

Series II: Creative Music Studio Videotapes

Series III: Creative Music Studio Miscellaneous Files and Docuemnts

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection of reel-to-reel tapes is archival only. The tapes cannot be listened to in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. Digitized versions of the tapes can be accessed at the Gabe M. Wiener Music and Arts Library.

Restrictions on Use

The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Creative Music Studio Tapes and Files; Box and Reel; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Collection processed by Patrick Lawlor, 10/2014

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion October 28, 2014 Finding aid written in English.
    2014-10-28 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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AudiotapesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Berger, Karl H.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coleman, Ornette.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Creative Music Studio.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Musical performance.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MusiciansPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sertso, Ingrid.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Creative Music Studio was founded in 1971 by musicians Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman. Its initial advisory board, comprised of luminaries from all aspects of music, the arts, and philosophy, included composers John Cage, Gil Evans, George Russell, and Gunther Schuller; philosopher and educator Buckminster Fuller; and painter Willem DeKooning, among others.

CMS was considered the premier study center for music in the1970s and 80s—it was an environment of musical cross-pollination and exploration that went beyond hierarchy and genre. Hundreds of Guiding Artists, including five MacArthur Fellows, came from all over the world to share their musical wisdom; the list includes: Don Cherry, Dave Holland, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Jimmy Giuffre, Frederic Rzewski, Ursula Oppens, Pat Metheny, George Lewis, Nana Vasconcelos, Aiyb Dieng, Trilok Gurtu, Collin Walcott, and Cecil Taylor.

To this day, CMS continues to engage musicians and listeners from all backgrounds and traditions, deepening and transforming their personal experience, understanding and expression of music as a universal language by illuminating its shared elements in workshops, residencies, performances, recording and archival projects throughout the U.S. and around the world that push the boundaries of musical expression and sensitivity..

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