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Creative Music Studio Tapes and Files, 1974-1980

Summary Information

Abstract

Reel to reel tapes (599); cassettes (8); videotapes (3); 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, 1974-1980
Physical Description 56.25 linear feet (45 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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

This collection of 599 reel-to-reel tapes and 8 cassettes is archival only. The tapes are not to be used and have been transferred to digital media.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The tapes are arranged chronologically by decade. Series I: Creative Music Studio Tapes; Series II: Creative Music Studio Videotapes; Series III: Creative Music Studio Miscellaneous Files and Docuemnts; Addition to the Collection, 2018

Description

Summary

An extensive collection of reel-to-reel tapes (599 in all). There are also 8 cassettes, three videotapes and four cartons of files.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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

This collection of 599 reel-to-reel tapes and 8 cassettes is archival only. The tapes are not to be used and have been transferred to digital media.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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; Box and Reel; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection processed by Patrick Lawlor, 10/2014

Additional material processed by Patrick Lawlor, 7/2015

Revision Description

2014-10-28 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Berger, Karl H. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coleman, Ornette Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creative Music Studio Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Performance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sertso, Ingrid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.

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.