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Max Neuhaus papers, 1950s-2008

Summary Information

Abstract

Research materials relating to the creation and installation of sound sculptures by Max Neuhaus.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1517
Bib ID 7459260 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Neuhaus, Max
Title Max Neuhaus papers, 1950s-2008
Physical Description 31.25 linear feet (16 document boxes; 9 record cartons; 8 cassette boxes; 4 videotape boxes)
Language(s) English , German , Korean , Italian , French , Spanish; Castilian .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in 11 series.

Description

Summary

A variety of materials relating mostly to his various installations and explorations of sound. Neuhaus did not record the sounds of his installations because he believed the sound was meaningless without the surrounding environment. The papers are comprised of correspondence, plans, designs, background research files, maps, catalogs, slides, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, videos, photographs, floppy disks, cds, a full Macintosh PowerBook 5300ce laptop, and printed material.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. 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.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Max Neuhaus Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No accruals are expected

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2009-2010-M039: Source of acquisition--Source. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--9/17/2009.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed PTL 1/2014.

Boxes 38 and 39 contain CDs of material digitized from audio reels and audio cassette tapes. As of September 2019, these materials can be accessed on-site via links in the container list below and directly via the DLC portal. A printed list of the contents of boxes 38 and 39 is found in the collection file. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Revision Description

2014-01-07 File created.

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

2019-08-26 Links to previously digitized audio and video added; references to digital CD access copies removed for those items. kws

2020-01-10 Former Series IX (Film) added to video series; series numbers adjusted. kws

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Max Neuhaus was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1939. He studied music at the Manhattan School of Music and became a renowned percussionist and interpreter of contemporary music while still in his twenties. He developed into a pioneer of artistic activities with sound. He was the first to extend sound as an autonomous medium into the domain of contemporary art. Neuhaus died at age 69 in Maratea, a coastal town in southern Italy.

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Series I: Files, A-Z

There is a variety of materials in these files: correspondence, notes, research material, memoranda, maps, designs, darwings, contracts, brochures, etc.



Box 1 Folder 1 Addresses. A print-out list of 40 addresses


Box 1 Folder 2 Amsterdam Public Art Project, 1994. Correspondence, maps and brochures, 1994


Box 1 Folder 3 Art Gallery of York University, Canada (Loretta Yarlow). Correspondence and brochure



Box 34 Folder 20 Art Gallery of York University, Canada


Box 34 Folder 12 Article on the career of Max Neuhaus. Typescript (2 copies)



Box 1 Folder 4 Articles: der Spiegel 37, 1992


Box 1 Folder 5 Essay: Liz Koltz Post-Cagean Aesthetics and the "Event Score"



Box 34 Folder 15 Article: "Max Neuhaus: Aural Spaces", 1987



Box 1 Folder 6 Articles: 7 page manuscript on Max Neuhaus, undated.


Box 1 Folder 7 Articles: on Max Neuhaus fromArtforum, 1980 andHerald Tribune, 1983, 1980, 1983


Box 1 Folder 8 Article: on Max Neuhaus, "Art public, entre flux et tensions" by Manuella Denogent, 2003


Box 1 Folder 9 Articles, clippings, etc.


Box 1 Folder 10 Articles and essays on Max Neuhaus


Box 1 Folder 11 Articles: Kultur, etc.


Box 1 Folder 12-17 Articles and clippings, various, (6 folders)


Box 1 Folder 18 "As You Please" for J.L.B. (erotic music for solo female performer, 1977)


Box 1 Folder 19 "Audium Model Summary", 1994 and "The Broadcast Works, Audium and Audium Model", 1994


Box 1 Folder 20 Audium Model-Voice Emotion Detect Patents, 1987-1989



Box 2 Folder 1 Audium Model I Schedule; Techisches Museum Wien; Deutsche Bundespost Telekom; Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi; T.T. Museum, Brussels. Correspondence, plans, notes, etc.


Box 2 Folder 2 Audium Model. Strategies, Techniques, Descriptions, Plans


Box 2 Folder 3 Audium. Articles on Neuhaus (includes bibliography and biography)


Box 2 Folder 4 Audium -- Purchasing, faxes and notes.


Box 2 Folder 5 Audium at the Moment, 1993. Correspondence, notes, designs.


Box 2 Folder 6 Auracle: Description, notes, charts, printed material



Box 34 Folder 17 Barcelona



Box 2 Folder 7 Beacon: Time Piece. Plans, designs, notes, etc.


Box 2 Folder 8 Belgacom (voice & emotion). Correspondence, articles, notes, plans regarding measurement of emotion.


Box 2 Folder 9 Bell for St. Caecilien. Correspondence, notes, plans, photograph


Box 2 Folder 10 Besancon Art Center. Correspondence, maps, catalogs.


Box 2 Folder 11 Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon. Correspondence, plans, notes, technical data


Box 2 Folder 12 Books on Max Neuhaus . Contacts, correspondence, etc.


Box 2 Folder 13 Breitsameter, Sabine-Symposium. Correspondence, essay, brochures


Box 2 Folder 14-15 Bern: Suspended Sound Line. Design drawings, correspondence, notes



Box 3 Folder 1-3 CAPC Musée d'art contemporian de Bordeaux. Faxes, designs, pland, specs, notes, brochures


Box 3 Folder 4 Calendars (annotated), March-November 1996


Box 3 Folder 5 Castello di Rivoli. Maps, faxes, designs, nates, specs.


Box 3 Folder 6 Castello di Rivoli (Designs).


Box 3 Folder 7 Centre Culturel du Lac de Vassiviere. Maps and designs


Box 3 Folder 8 Channel Tunnel (Alanna Heiss). Correspondence, designs, brochure


Box 3 Folder 9 Channel Tunnel: Tunnel Vision, 1995. Lists, diagrams, brochures, maps


Box 3 Folder 10 Chateau de la Napoule. Plans, catalog


Box 3 Folder 11-12 Christuskirche, Rome Plans, maps, brochures), (2 folders)


Box 3 Folder 13 Clippings


Box 3 Folder 14 Clippings, articles, etc.


Box 3 Folder 15 Computer which responds to weather conditions. Photocopy of devise with description


Box 3 Folder 16 Comune di Carrara "Listen". Photocopies of installation



Box 11 Folder 19 County Court Building, Minneapilis, Minnesota, 1974



Box 4 Folder 1 DIA Denning's Point & Beacon


Box 4 Folder 2 DIA Denning's Point & Beacon


Box 4 Folder 3 DIA Denning's Point & Beacon


Box 4 Folder 4 Dallas


Box 4 Folder 5 Deuxieme Biennale Internationale de Charleroi/Danses, 1994


Box 4 Folder 6 Dienst de Gebouwen, Hasselt. (Plans)


Box 4 Folder 7 Directional Source research. (drawings, products, etc.)


Box 4 Folder 8 Documenta IX


Box 4 Folder 9 Domaine de kerguehennec


Box 4 Folder 10 Drawings: Speakers


Box 4 Folder 11 Drawing Templates and Materials (Broadcast Works)/Audium Definition


Box 4 Folder 12 Ears


Box 4 Folder 13 EAR Inc. Project for Poster


Box 4 Folder 14 "A View of Ears" by Georg Weckwerth


Box 4 Folder 15 Ecole Deaux-Arts Grenoble



Box 34 Folder 23 Elevator Installation



Box 4 Folder 16 Equipment manuals


Box 4 Folder 17 Eric de Visscher articles, 1989


Box 4 Folder 18 Exhibitions, Lists, etc.


Box 4 Folder 19 FC DAV Geneva/ London Institute



Box 5 Folder 1 Fuzzy ARTMAP


Box 5 Folder 2 FuzzyARTMAP-SFAM


Box 5 Folder 3 Galleria G. Persano, Torano, Italy


Box 5 Folder 4 Galleria G. Persano, Torano, Italy. Photographs



Mapcase 15/M2/3 Gewerblich Industrielle Berufsschule Bern Campus (Plans)



Box 5 Folder 5 Gibb (inactive)


Box 5 Folder 6 Gibb, 1998


Box 5 Folder 7 Gibb: Suspended Sound Line



Box 34 Folder 24-25 Hamburger Bahnhoff Museum, berlin



Box 5 Folder 8 Iceland: Syningarsalur / Exhibition Space, 1997


Box 5 Folder 9 Inflection


Box 5 Folder 10 Internation Manifesta, Amsterdam


Box 5 Folder 11 Intersection I



Box 34 Folder 26 Invitations to openings



Box 11 Folder 18 IRS re. an Neuhaus tax status for, 1976



Box 5 Folder 12 James Cohan Gallery



Box 11 Folder 16 Kassel book project. Letter from Ines Turian, 1/2/1996



Box 5 Folder 13 Knee Basement design for Robert Wilson, 2002


Box 5 Folder 14 Kunstforum: Specs. on speakers and placement


Box 5 Folder 15 Kunsthalle Time Piece, Bern


Box 5 Folder 16 Kunsthalle, Bern



Box 6 Folder 1 Kunsthalle Bern


Box 6 Folder 2-4 Kunsthaus Graz Time Piece, (3 folders)


Box 6 Folder 5 Graz Pack!, October 2006


Box 6 Folder 6 Kunstverein, Kassel


Box 6 Folder 7 Kwangiu Biennale


Box 6 Folder 8 LACMA Spider Escalator


Box 6 Folder 9 La Barma, Saint Luc, Switzerland, 2002


Box 6 Folder 10 Lernout & Hausple Speechproducts. Company Directory


Box 6 Folder 11 Lincoln Center and John Rockwell


Box 6 Folder 12 List of Drawings and Sound Works



Box 34 Folder 13 List of Works for exhibit/catalog



Box 6 Folder 13 List of Tape's Contents (Tapes 1-15 & Sun 1 & 2)


Box 6 Folder 14 Maastricht-Caves, 1994



Box 7 Folder 1 Manhattan School of Music (programs, etc.)



Box 10 Manhattan School of Music (programs, etc.)



Box 7 Folder 3 Maps (2): Bad Mitterndorf & Deutschlandsberg



Box 34 Folder 16 Max neuhaus Bibliography


Box 34 Folder 7 Man Neuhaus Draft catalog entries



Box 11 Folder 14 Max Neuhaus Fax to Susann Trachsel-Zeidler, 16 April 1999



Box 34 Folder 11 Max Neuhaus interview with Kathy Placzek, 3/20/1981


Box 34 Folder 21 Max Neuhaus Interview


Box 34 Folder 14 Max Neuhaus Interview. Typescript, heavily annotated



Box 7 Folder 4 Max Neuhaus on his work


Box 7 Folder 5 Max Neuhaus essay on the development of his work, 1979



Box 34 Folder 10 Max Neuhaus, Sound Installations techniques



Box 7 Folder 6 Max Neuhaus, Sound Works, Volumes I-X


Box 7 Folder 7 Max Neuhaus "Selected Bibliography" & "Articles and Reviews"



Box 11 Folder 15 Letter to Herr Schöllhammer re. Max Neuhaus, 9 January 1996



Box 7 Folder 8 Max Neuhaus Zeichnungen, November 1994 (catalog), November 1994



Box 34 Folder 19 Middlheim Active



Box 7 Folder 9 Miscellaneous brochures


Box 7 Folder 10 Miscellaneous notes, addresses, etc.


Box 7 Folder 11-13 Miscellaneous clippings, article, etc, (3 folders)


Box 7 Folder 14 Miscellaneous photocopies (Ads, Reviews, etc.)


Box 7 Folder 15 Model 540 Ambient Analysis System



Box 34 Folder 9 Moment sound work



Box 7 Folder 16 Moment Zood, Bern


Box 7 Folder 17 Motor vehicle Sundown (Event)


Box 7 Folder 18 Museu d'Art Contemporani Barcelona


Box 7 Folder 19 Musée d'art contemporain Lyon


Box 7 Folder 20 NLSI site map, 30, March2003


Box 7 Folder 21 NM Sound Works V-X, 1999


NY Landmarks Conservancy. "Round" 1976 (Four drawings; four photographs by Nathaniel Lieberman; 1 postcard), 1976



Box 8 Folder 1 Notes for Essays


Box 8 Folder 2 Novartis


Box 8 Folder 3 Palettes


Box 8 Folder 4 Paris Metro, 1993


Box 8 Folder 5 Percussion Reviews



Box 11 Folder 17 Peter Moore, Photographer receipt, 1972



Box 8 Folder 6 Phrase Structure-Linked Pulse Pairs


Box 8 Folder 7 Piano


Box 8 Folder 8 Program Notes by Max Neuhaus


Box 8 Folder 9 Public Art Development Trust


Box 8 Folder 10 Revue de Presse


Box 8 Folder 11 Robbrecht en Daem, Brugge



Mapcase 15/M2/3 Robbrecht en Daem, Brugge -- (Plans)



Box 8 Folder 12 Saint John The Divine, NYC (Technical)



Box 9 Folder 1 Samples of acoustic fabric


Box 9 Folder 2 Samples of acoustic material


Box 9 Folder 3 Sculpture Center, NY


Box 9 Folder 4 Seifermann


Box 9 Folder 5 Serralves


Box 9 Folder 6 Siren


Box 9 Folder 7 Siren


Box 9 Folder 8 Sirens exhibition catalog at 66 East, 2007


Box 9 Folder 9 Siren-Drawing Titles



Box 11 Folder 9-10 Siren (Active), (2 folders)


Box 11 Folder 11 Siren Patent


Box 11 Folder 12 Siren Marketing


Box 11 Folder 13 Siren Technical



Box 34 Folder 8 Sonamibent festival, Berlin, 1996


Box 34 Folder 18 Sound Art Hannover



Box 9 Folder 10 "Sound as a Medium" Brussels Talk


Box 9 Folder 11 Sound Board Specs from Rodrigo Uribe Mallarino


Box 9 Folder 12 Sound Chart for Interior Spaces, 1975


Box 9 Folder 13 Sound equipment documentation


Box 9 Folder 14 Sound equipment: invoices, specs, etc.


Box 9 Folder 15 Sound textures


Box 9 Folder 16 Speakers (drawings, etc.)


Box 9 Folder 17 Speaker Array Principles


Box 9 Folder 18 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam



Box 10 Folder 1 Streckmetall Designs


Box 10 Folder 2 Stommeln Synagogue


Box 10 Folder 3 Taormina


Box 10 Folder 4 Technical Charts


Box 10 Folder 5 Terodem Typ: 5046 (material sample), 5046


Box 10 Folder 6 "Three to One" correspondence


Box 10 Folder 7 "Three to One" publications


Box 10 Folder 8 "Three to One" restoration


Box 10 Folder 9 "Three to One" plaque


Box 10 Folder 10 Three to One, Kassel, Germany (System documentation)


Box 10 Folder 11 Three to One (correspondence, clippings)



Box 34 Folder 28 Time Piece


Box 34 Folder 27 Time Piece / Clock



Box 10 Folder 12 Times Square Design


Box 10 Folder 13 Times Square Technical


Box 10 Folder 14 Times Square Reconstruction


Box 10 Folder 15 Times Square (notes, correspondence, clippings, etc.)



Box 34 Folder 22 Times Square



Box 10 Folder 16 UCSD/Stuart



Box 11 Folder 1 Uitbreiding Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Box 11 Folder 2 Venice Biennale


Box 11 Folder 3 Vienna: Wiener Sessions, 1993


Box 11 Folder 4 Villa Arson, Nice


Box 11 Folder 5 Water Whistle Series


Box 11 Folder 6 Weiner, Lawrence "Until It Is". Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


Box 11 Folder 7 Who's Who in American Art


Box 11 Folder 8 Working Systems Development

Series II: Photographs



Box 12 Folder 5 Siren Project (21 photographs)


Box 12 Folder 6 Siren Project (44 photographs)


Box 12 Folder 7 "Suspend" (20 photographs)


Box 12 Folder 9 Three to One. Kassel, Germany (1 photograph of Neuhaus talking to group)


Box 12 Folder 11 Ile de Vassivire, Beaumont-du-Lac, France (5 postcards)


Box 12 Folder 13 Photographs of stairwell and interior spaces, 1991 (28 photographs), 1991


Box 12 Folder 14 Photographs (9) and Contact sheets (2)


Box 12 Folder 20 Photographs (5) of Max Neuhaus, 1950s

From Max's sister Laura Hansen. Dates on back are from Hansen.

Series III: LP Record

Commercial, not digitized



Box 13 Folder 2 "Max Neuhaus | John Cage". Chicago, April 13, 1965 New York June 4, 1965 Madrid November 27, 1965 New York December 1, 1966., April 13, 1965, June 4, 1965, November 27, 1965

Series IV: Reel-to-Reel Tapes

Note in some cases different labels appear on the metal cases and on the actual reels. In these cases, both labels are listed.

Boxes 38 and 39 contain audio CDs, which are access copies for for audio materials not linked below.



Box 14 Tape 1 Peoples Drug Store 9-12-74:


Box 14 Tape 1 74-226 Ivory Liquid/B&M Bakes Beans : 60 9/19/74 (7.5 ips). 5" reel to reel, 9/19/74


Box 14 Tape 1 74-227 Colgate/Arris/Edge : 60 9/19/74 (7.5 ips). 5" reel to reel, 9/19/74


Radio Net:


Box 14 Tape 2 Promos for "Radio Net" (7.5 ips) 12/29/76 "Five cuts", 12/29/76



Box 32 Tape 15 Radio Net Air Check. WGBH, 1/2/1977


Box 32 Tape 16 Radio Net Air Check. KRWG-FM Las Cruces (2:50-3:20p, MST), 1/2/1977


Box 32 Tape 17 Radio Net Air Check (with label on reel: WXXI)


Box 32 Tape 18 Radio Net Production1/2/1977 (with label on ree;: "Open | Closed | Insert), 1/2/1977


Box 32 Tape 19-20 Radio Net Air Check Tapes I and II, Missoula, 1/2/77



Box 33 Tape 21 Radio Net Air Check. KUSC, Los Angeles, 1/2/77

Also labeled: "Music of Our Time" Radio Show.


Box 33 Tape 22 Radio Net Air Check, 1/2/77


Box 33 Tape 23 Radio Net Air Check 4B Ch. 3&4


Box 33 Tape 24 Radio Net Air Check 2A Ch. 1&2



Box 14 Tape 3 Stockhausen "Kontakte" (electronic music) (1959-1960) 7.5 ips Goldstein copy, 1/2/65. 7" reel to reel tape


Box 14 Tape 3 Cage, 4/13/65; 27' 554 '64; 27' 554 '65. Fontana Work feed. 7" reel to reel tape

Archival copy. Not for use.

An audio CD for use is available in Box 38, CD#3.


Box 14 Tape 4 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati "Liaisons | for vibraphone or vibraphone coupled with marimba" 4 accompaniment versions made 4/25/62 Concert Copy 7.5 ips. 7" reel to reel tape, 4/25/62

On insider of tin lid: "#1 Verticle Right - #2 Verticle Left - #3 Hiorizontal - #4 Verticle"


Box 14 Tape 4 Cage 27' 10' 554 RSA1964; 27' 10/ 554 RSA 1965. Fontana Work feed. 7" reel to reel tape, 1964, 1965

Archival copy. Not for use.

On insider of tin lid: "#1 Verticle Right - #2 Verticle Left - #3 Hiorizontal - #4 Verticle"

An audio CD for use is available in Box 38, CD#4.


Box 14 Tape 5 Buscotti Cage 4/24/65. 7" reel to reel tape


Box 14 Tape 6 Mauricio Kagel's "Transicion II, for piano, percussion and live electronics". M. Goldstein. 7" reel to reel tape


Box 14 Tape 6 Wilsson/Brown/Stockhausen. Carnegie Recital Hall Concert, 6/2/64 7" reel to reel tape, 6/2/64

Archival copy. Not for use.

An audio CD for use is available in Box 38, CD#6.


Box 14 Tape 7 Miscellaneous "feedball" "Label "Lafayette Radio Electronics 3 & 4". 7" reel to reel tape


Box 14 Tape 8 "Public Supply" Dub for Neuhaus, 2/5/67 Parts 1 and 2 of 3, Speed 7.5. 7" reel to reel tape, 2/5/67


Box 14 Tape 10 "Public Supply" Time: 28/12 Part 3 of 3 Speed 7.5. 7" reel to reel tape, 28/12


Box 14 Tape 11 Cage 27: Stockholm, 1965 Chicago, 1964, 1965 & 1965, 1965, 1964, 1965, 1965


Box 14 Tape 12 Max Neuhaus Radio Net (NPR Radio Net) Tape of Air 3.3/4 ips January 2, 1977 (10.5 inches), January 2, 1977


Box 14 Tape 13 Max Neuhaus Program notes


Box 14 Tape 14 5" reel to reel (mostly empty) label information too faint to read.



Box 33 Tape 25 Kirnes - Neuhaus - M. Gregg.

Also labeled: "Oceanography '76 Plus 200... Program plus production voice-tracks. Attention Parke Blanton"

Series V: Slides


The collection contains hundreds of slides which Neuhaus made as he designed his installations.



Box 37 Tray 35 Aberdeen, February 1998. In plastic tray (3x2.25")


Box 37 Tray 36 Aberdeen, February 1998. In plastic tray (3x2.25")


Box 37 Tray 37 Aberdeen, February 1998. In plastic tray (3x2.25")



Box 23 Tray 1 Amsterdam, February1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 23 Tray 2 Amsterdam & Tunnel, 6 May 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 23 Tray 3 Amsterdam, 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 23 Tray 4 Barcelona, June 1995. In plastic tray (7.5x1").



Box 24 Tray 9 Barcelona, June 1995. In plastic tray (3.5x2")



Box 23 Tray 5 Berlin. In plastic tray (3.5x2")


Box 23 Tray 6 Berlin. In plastic tray (3.5x2").


Box 23 Tray 7 Besançon, 1997. In plastic tray (3.5x2")


Box 23 Tray 8 Besançon, 1997. In plastic tray (3.5x2")



Box 12 Folder 1 CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporian de Bordeaux (25 slides)


Box 12 Folder 2 CAPC Musée (15 slides)



Box 37 Tray 38 Gibb. In plastic tray (6.25x1")



Box 12 Folder 3 IAC Kunst (12 slides)



Box 37 Tray 39 Iceland, March 1997. In plastic tray (3.25x2.25")



Box 12 Folder 10 Ile de Vassivire, Beaumont-du-Lac, France (55 slides)



Box 24 Tray 10 Innsbrook Frank, June, 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1").


Box 24 Tray 11 Innsbrook Frank, June 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 12 Innsbrook Frank, June 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 13 Innsbrook Frank, June 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")



Box 36 Tray 33 Kunsthalle Bern, October 1989. In plastic tray (6.25x1")


Box 36 Tray 28 Middle, March 1997. In plastic tray (3.25x2")


Box 36 Tray 29 Middle, March 1997. In plastic tray (3.25x2")



Box 12 Folder 15-18 Miscellaneous slides (153 slides)



Box 36 Tray 29 MOMA. In plastic tray (6.25x1")



Box 12 Folder 4 Musée d'Art Contemporian de Lyon (19 slides)



Box 35 Folder 25 Musée d'Art Contemporian de Lyon (18 slides)


Box 35 Folder 26 Musée d'Art Contemporian de Lyon (32 slides)


Box 35 Folder 27 Musée d'Art Contemporian de Lyon (26 slides)



Box 24 Tray 14 Rivoli, 6 May 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 15 Rivoli, 6 May 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 16 Rivoli, 6 May 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 17 Rivoli & Villa Arson. In plastic tray (3.5x2")



Box 37 Tray 34 St. Cãcilien. In plastic tray (6.25x1)



Box 24 Tray 18 St. Pancras, London, 12/1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 19 South Bank, London, 12/1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")



Box 12 Folder 7 "Suspend" (25 slides)



Box 24 Tray 20 The Hague, 26-28 June 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")


Box 24 Tray 21 The Hague, 26-28 June 1994. In plastic tray (7.5x1")



Box 36 Tray 31 UCSD. La Jolla / Maiden, LA In plastic tray (6.25x1")


Box 36 Tray 32 UCSD. La Jolla. In plastic tray (4.5.x2")


Untitled Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Locmine. In plastic tray (12x5'):



Box 25 Tray 22 17 Inside


Box 25 Tray 22 17 Outside


Box 25 Tray 22 Park


Box 25 Tray 22 Paraboller


Box 25 Tray 22 Quary


Box 25 Tray 22 Park


Box 25 Tray 22 Miami


Box 25 Tray 23 Untitled (with map of tray contents with list which contains Geveva Rank Survey/Munich, etc.). In plastic tray (7.5x1")



Box 12 Folder 8 Three to One. Kassel, Germany (13 slides)



Box 25 Tray 24 Untitled (with map of tray contents with list which contains Simen(?)/Celle Park/Crowd/Times Square/Lyon/Fort Worth, CA 1981/Greece 1977 etc.). In plastic tray (7.5x1"), 1977



Box 12 Folder 12 Venice Biennale (37 slides)

Series VI: Videotape and Film, 1981-2002



Box 22 Tape 6 8 esposizione internazionale d'arto. La Biennale di Venezia, untitled, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 22 Tape 10 Andrews & West on St. Johns Tower, January 2001, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 22 Tape 9 En souvenidede la visite a l'expo de Max Neuhaus, February 7, 2001, 1 videocassettes (VHS); 28 min

Lisson Gallery, London



Box 21 Tape 1 Foresta Description of CXJ MIT work, 1 videocassettes (U-matic); (Very Slow) Master



Box 22 Tape 7 JAJ Madrid, 1965, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Inferior duplicate of Un Extraño Concierto in Box 17. Digitized files deleted.


Box 22 Tape 11 Jonathon Hill and Yehuda Safran at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London, December 2000, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 22 Tape 8 Max Neuhaus, February 7, 2001, 1 videocassettes (VHS); 30 min

Lisson Gallery, London

Inferior duplicate of "Jonathan Hill"... File deleted.


Box 22 Tape 5 Max Neuhaus Athens Talk, 2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 22 Tape 4 Max Neuhaus Sampler, June 5, 1989, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

very poor condition; could not be transferred



Box 18 Tape 6 News Release, May 1989, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Starts with about 3 minutes of news clips related to Neuhaus, followed by recording of documentary Super Chief about Earl Warren.


Box 18 Tape 7 Short documentary edited from the footage from Neuhaus working on sound project outdoors and urban locations, June 20, 1989, 1 videocassettes (U-matic); 1899-12-31T09:22:00+00:00. Off-line MASTER Discrete Audio 1 & 2

This is a short documentary edited from the footage from items in Box 19 and Box 20. No titles or credits.


Box 18 Tape 5 Siren Project stock footage, 1 videocassettes (VHS)


Box 18 Tape 3 Siren Redesign, May 1981, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

Master Project update


Box 18 Tape 4 Siren Redesign, June 5, 1989, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)

edit-transfer from UTS Not Final 6/20 Version



Box 21 Tape 3 Siren Redesign Project update, May 1981, 1 videocassettes (U-matic); Color Stereo NTSC 6'47"



Box 18 Tape 1 Studio, untitled, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)



Box 21 Tape 2 Times Square, untitled, 1 videocassettes (U-matic); Final Edit



Box 18 Tape 2 Times Square, untitled, 1 videocassettes (U-matic)



Box 22 Tape 12 Times Square, 2002, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

A Firefly Prictures production for Rai Sat Art



Box 17 Un Extraño Concierto, circa 1965, 1 film reels; 35 mm film



Box 19 Neuhaus working on sound project outdoors, January 30-31, 1989, 7 Beta (Betamax); NTSC / Stereo / Audio / AFM

Neuhaus working on sound project outdoors; rocky desert location, presumably somewhere in American West; includes footage of driving to various locations and talking to camera about his work



Box 20 Neuhaus working on sound project in urban location, March 26-29, 1989, 9 Beta (Betamax)

Tapes numbered 10-18

Neuhaus working on sound project in urban location, involving cars with speakers driving around. Includes footage of Neuhaus giving instructions to drivers.



Box 17 Window Dub, untitled, 16 videocassettes (VHS)

Tapes numbered 1-18; tapes 8 and 9 missing

Inferior duplicates of Neuhaus working on sound project outdoors from Box 19 and Neuhaus working on sound project in urban location from Box 20. Digitized files deleted.

Series VII: Cassette Tapes



Box 15 Tape 1 BBC


Box 15 Tape 2 C-Room


Box 15 Tape 3 Control Room Rehear Prep


Box 15 Tape 4 C-Room


Box 15 Tape 5 Max Neuhaus Percussion pieces: (Earl Brown; Morton Feldman; Sylvano Bussotti; Stockhausen; Cage, etc.)


Box 15 Tape 6 Control Room Rehear


Box 15 Tape 7 Saturday Evening Conversation


Box 15 Tape 8 Max Neuhaus NPR Interview



Box 35 Tape 9 Five Realizations by Max Neuhaus. Digital tape of percussion performances. Columbia Masterworks MS 7139

Series VIII: Compact Disks



Box 16 Disk 1-3 Photographs


Box 16 Disk 4 Photographs Gemle (of equipment)


Box 16 Disk 5 Photographs by Peter Moore


Box 16 Disk 6 Copy "Foto History to PC-2/7/2009"


Box 16 Disk 7&8 Kunsthaus Graz (31 pdf files and 2 images)


Box 16 Disk 9 Scansioni Diapositive (57 images)


Box 16 Disk 10 Max Neuhaus (video) Times Square


Box 16 Disk 11 Max Neuhaus Capri 04-08-2004 35mm-Raw Scan


Box 16 Disk 12 Linux Sound Server files


Box 16 Disk 13 Fontana Mix-Feed, 1965/1968 Max Neuhaus. Six realizations of John Cage (2 copies)


Box 16 Disk 14 The New School. Man Neuhaus. Nine Realizations of Cage, Feldman, Brown.


Box 16 Disk 15 Denning's Point. Topgraphical map file.


Box 16 Disk 16 "Three to One" Kassel, Germany. Documenta IX AOK Drawings


Box 16 Disk 17 "Three to One" Kassel, Germany. Drawings, corrected


Box 16 Disk 18 Sonambiente-festival fur horen und sehen, Berlin, 9 August -8, September 1996


Box 16 Disk 19 Foto Technic, Geneve (39 images)


Box 16 Disk 20 Kassel-AOK-Documenta IX


Box 16 Disk 20 Drawing Three to One


Box 16 Disk 21 Menil Foundation Houston


Box 16 Disk 22 DIA Foundation-Times Square & Beacon


Box 16 Disk 23 Neuhaus/Berlin, 26, January 2008


Box 16 Disk 24 Drawing Studies


Box 16 Disk 24 Place Dyptichs


Box 16 Disk 24 Proposals


Box 16 Disk 24 Siren


Box 16 Disk 24 Three to One Working Drawings


Box 16 Disk 24 Water Whistle


Box 16 Disk 24 Drive In Music-Buffalo


Box 16 Disk 24 Intersection I


Box 16 Disk 24 Moment-Whitney archetype


Box 16 Disk 25 Neuhaus "Swiss Talks", 27-28, November 2007


Box 16 Disk 26 Times Square


Box 16 Disk 27 Neuhaus Interview with Walker Art Center at Como, June 1980


Box 16 Disk 28 Neuhaus Menil, October 2006


Box 16 Disk 29 Max Neuhaus. Time Piece Stommeln, 2007 (DVD PAL 11:20 Min), 2007


Box 16 Disk 30 Max Neuhaus. Times Square, 2002 (8 Min), 2002

Series IX: Floppy Disks



Box 15 Disk 1 Fuzzy ARTMAP, 16 August n.y.


Box 15 Disk 2 Neuhaus Texts (Windows)


Box 15 Disk 3 Siren Last (Dup) wc file (FSW)


Box 15 Disk 4 Siren Def


Box 15 Disk 5 Siren FSW, from 11 January 1989 (new FSW), January 1989


Box 15 Disk 6 Siren Toshiba FSW Daily Backup


Box 15 Disk 7 Siren Last (Dup) Def file (FSW)

Series X: Laptop Computer



Digital File Box Digital 27 Full Macintosh PowerBook 5300ce Laptop

Series XI: Printed Material


This series contains books, manuals, photocopies, theses, catalogs, etc.


Max Neuhaus (by and about):



Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Evocare L'Udibile


Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Sound Installation, 1983


Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Two Sound Works 1989. Kunsthalle Bern (2 copies)


Box 31 Max Neuhaus . Domaine de Kerguehennec


Box 31 Max Neuhaus: Sound Vectors. M.A. Thesis by Dasha Dekleva, 1992


Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Ears



Box 30 Max Neuhaus. Sound Line, 1988


Box 30 Max Neuhaus. "Time Pieces"


Box 30 Max Neuhaus. Three to One



Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Three to One


Box 31 Max Neuhaus. La Collezione



Box 13 Max Neuhaus Sound Installation . Bell Gallery, Brown University, February 11-March 10, 1983. (2 envelopes), February 11-March 10, 1983



Box 26 Max Neuhaus: Elusive Sources and "Like" Spaces (catalog)



Box 31 Max Neuhaus. Sound Works, Volumes I-III


Box 31 Max Neuhaus . Zeichnungen, 1994



Box 26 Max Neuhaus. Montparnasse -- Bienvenue Realisation


Box 26 Max Neuhaus. Künstler, 1998


Box 26 Max Neuhaus. Moment / Stund


Box 26 Max Neuhaus. Printed time line. Künstler


Box 26 Max Neuhaus. Installations Sonores, 1984 (catalog), 1984



Box 27 Max Neuhaus. Two Sides of the "Same" Room, 1980



Box 28 Max Neuhaus. Evocare L'Udibile


Box 28 Max Neuhaus. La Collezione



Box 13 Folder 1 Barney Childs. Nonet Score



Box 12 Folder 19 "Bells, Clocks, Music Automats". Articles, brochures and pamphlets.



Box 13 Source: Music of the Avant Garde . Issue 5


Box 13 Source: Music of the Avant Garde . Issue 11


Box 13 The BAM Cultural District Presentation Book



Box 26 Lyon? Statement of purpose


Box 26 Artefact , 2007


Box 26 Thomas J. Dougherty "The Perception of Emotional Content in Non-Speech Audio", 1993


Box 26 Harry F. Olson. Technical manual on acoustics, 1957


Box 26 Bob McCarthy. Meyer Sound Design Reference, 1997


Box 26 "Making Sense of Colour -- The Synaesthesic Dimension"


Box 26 "Precepts of the Painter"


Box 26 John A. Swets. Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers


Box 26 John Chowning and David Bristow. FM Theory & Applications by Musicians for Musicians


Box 26 Philippe Van Snick


Box 26 Perry R. Cook. Real Sound Synthesis for Interactive Applications


Box 26 Rooms P.S. 1 , June 9-26, 1976


Box 26 Artforum , April -June 2009


Box 26 The Company Behind the Hella Trademark



Box 27 La Galerie des Locataires , 1972


Box 27 Tuscia Electa


Box 27 Hotsaren Espazioa , 1999


Box 27 Public Art Review , 2000


Box 27 Open Sound: Sound in Art and Culture , 2005


Box 27 Disegnare il Marmo: drawing marble , 2005


Box 27 Resonancias , 2000


Box 27 Contemporary , 2005


Box 27 Frank Geiser. Campus, 1999


Box 27 Klangkunst , 1996


Box 27 Drawing on Space


Box 27 OpenAsis04


Box 27 Parkett , 2008


Box 27 Domaine , 1993


Box 27 Transit 2


Box 27 La Ville le Jardin, 2000


Box 27 Das Wahrnehmen in der Kunst


Box 27 Carte 6


Box 27 ArchitekturfUhrer Kassel, 1900-1999


Box 27 De Morschach a Brunnen


Box 27 Donaueschinger Musiktage , 2004


Box 27 Jahrbuch 7 , 2004


Box 27 Vom Verschwinden de Ferne: Telekommunikation und Kunst


Box 27 Nwue Zeitschrift fur Musik , 2004


Box 27 Between Sound and Vision , 2001



Box 28 Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound (with cd), 1999


Box 28 Sound System Engineering, 1987


Box 28 Curtis Roads. Microsound, 2004


Box 28 Jon F. Eiche. Guide to Sound Systems for Worship, 1990


Box 28 Emily Thompson. The Soundscape of Modernity, 2002


Box 28 Handbook of Emotions, 2000


Box 28 Tony Gibbs. The Fundamentals of Sonic Art & Sound Design, 2007


Box 28 Sound System Engineering (second edition), 1987


Box 28 Walter G. Jung. IC Op-Amp Cookbook (third edition), 1990


Box 28 Albert S. Bergman. Auditory Scene Analysis, 1990


Box 28 Analog VLSI and Neural Systems , 1989


Box 28 Auditory Illusions and Audio , 1983


Box 28 Computer Music Journal, Volume 18, Number 1, 1994



Box 29 Parkett, Number 35, 1993


Box 29 Artscribe , 1983


Box 29 L'Autre Journal , 1986


Box 29 Domus (monthly review of architecture interiors design art), 1987


Box 29 Domus (monthly review of architecture interiors design art), 1990


Box 29 Resonancias , 2000


Box 29 Zeitgleich


Box 29 Art Press 100 , 1986


Box 29 Kunst & Museum Journal , 1983


Box 29 ARTnews , 1979


Box 29 48 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte


Box 29 DifferenteS NatureS , 1993


Box 29 Das Kunst-Bulletin , 1995


Box 29 Akustil -- eine Aufgabe des Design , 1991


Box 29 Documenta IX, Kassel, 1992, (2 volumes)


Box 29 Menil , 2008


Box 29 Art in America , 1987


Box 29 Wolf Kahlen. (über zeit), 1989


Box 29 arte postal , 1990


Box 29 'Promenades' . Genéve, 1985


Box 29 Nutida Musik , 2006



Box 30 Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel und Simul in HH , 1990


Box 30 Welt auf tönernen Füssel, 1994


Box 30 La Freccia Evolutiva Dell'Irreversibilita , 1992


Box 30 The Artist's Survival Manual , 1984


Box 30 Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds , 2005


Box 30 Berner Almanach. Band 1: Kunst, 1991


Box 30 A. van Rooijen. De Oude Kerk te Amsterdam in vogelvlucht


Box 30 Bart Kosko. Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems, 1992


Box 30 Der Spiegel Stalingrad 50 Jahre


Box 30 Karlheinz Stockhausen . Stockhausen on Music


Box 30 Maitreya (Hakgojae Shelves 10) (Korean edition)


Box 30 Jens Blauert. Spatial Hearing, 1983


Box 30 John Rockwell. All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Century, 1983



Box 31 J. Jones. Sound Language & Awareness Psychology, 1985


Box 31 175 Jahre Gemeindeleben Christuskirche Rom


Box 31 Verlag: Jiji Tsushinsha, 1986


Box 31 Lawrence Davis. Handbook of Genetic Algorithms, 1991


Box 31 Gestaltete Rӓume


Box 31 CapcMusée. Programme des activitiés culturelles


Box 31 Lettre International. Handgepӓck


Box 31 Brandon LaBelle. Background Noise: Perspective on Sound Art, 2006


Box 31 Crossings: Kunst zum Hören und Sehen , 1998


Box 31 Kunst & Museum Journaal , 1993


Box 31 Music Today . No. 19, 1993


Box 31 Musée de l'horlogerie, Genève


Box 31 Douglas Kahn. Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts, 2001


Box 31 F. Alton Everest. Manual for Auditory Perception, 1986


Box 31 Sound by Artists , 1990


Box 31 GAS: Grandiose Ambitieux Silencieux


Box 31 Johan Sundberg. The Science of the Singing Voice, 1987


Box 31 Dario Massimo. La Fortezza, 2007


Box 31 Bart Kosko. Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems, 1992


Box 31 Art Catalogues List 16, 1993