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Interview with Alwin Nikolais, 1976

Author: Alwin Nikolais; John Gruen
Publisher: 1976
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English
Database:WorldCat
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Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and one minute). [Begins abruptly with end of introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, as host, introduces Alwin Nikolais and his work; Alwin Nikolais and Gruen speak about his concern with the visual aspects of dance including the use of light and color; Nikolais' work Scenario [a recording of an excerpt of the sound score created by Nikolais for his work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Radio programs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Named Person: Alwin Nikolais; Alwin Nikolais
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alwin Nikolais; John Gruen
OCLC Number: 82814220
Notes: Interview with Alvin NIkolais conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on July 12, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Sound quality is good overall. There is some distortion, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Event notes: Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York
1976, July 12
New York (N.Y.)
Description: 1 streaming audio file (approximately one hour and one minute): digital
Other Titles: Sound of dance (Radio program)

Abstract:

Streaming audio file (approximately one hour and one minute). [Begins abruptly with end of introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler.] John Gruen, as host, introduces Alwin Nikolais and his work; Alwin Nikolais and Gruen speak about his concern with the visual aspects of dance including the use of light and color; Nikolais' work Scenario [a recording of an excerpt of the sound score created by Nikolais for his work Triad is played]; Nikolais speaks about Triad; his work Styx; his creative process, including his use of slides to design the choreography and the lighting; the sound; touring with his company [Nikolais Dance Theatre]; [a recording of an additional excerpt from the sound score for Triad is played]; Nikolais speaks about how he creates the sound scores for his works including his use of objects, synthesizers, and ethnic instruments; the reason he does not use more conventional instruments; his start in music and how he came to have a career in dance; his evaluation of critics who have written about his work; the financial hardship of performing in New York City [a recording of an additional excerpt from the sound score for Triad is played]; Nikolais speaks about his work Tribe including its length; the influence of Asian art on his work; his new work-in-progress [Arporisms], in honor of Jean Arp; Gruen's closing remarks [Oscar Buhler's closing remarks; ends abruptly].

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