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image of Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of 5 original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of 5 original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

by Bauer, Jerry (photographs, essays); Andy Warhol's Factory, The Fugs, Greenwich Village, League for Spiritual Discovery "LSD" (subjects)

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Published
1967
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$1,250.00

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1967. Archive of five vintage borderless photographs, and three typescript essays, all by photographer Jerry Bauer, circa 1967, with the photographs in the archive corresponding to the topics of the essays. Bauer was an American photographer best known for his photographic portraits of writers, with his portraits of Samuel Beckett being held in particularly high regard. Much… Read more
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Archive of McKendree Spring material from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss

by [McKendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael

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Published
1996
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$3,500.00

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N.p.: Various, 1996. Archive of material from the estate of Michael Dreyfuss, violinist for progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, including material spanning over four decades, with the majority of the material dating from the band's heyday in the 1970s. This listing includes 15 posters, 817 pages of material from the creation of at least five McKendree Spring… Read more
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McKendree Spring music tour poster blank (Original poster for an undated tour appearance)

by [Mckendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael

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Published
1970
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage poster blank (or proof) for a performance by progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, with date, time, location, and ticket information intentionally left blank, likely dating from the 1970s. From the estate of McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert… Read more
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image of Six photographs of Folk Rock band McKendree Spring (Six original photographs from the archive of violinist Michael Dreyfuss)

Six photographs of Folk Rock band McKendree Spring (Six original photographs from the archive of violinist Michael Dreyfuss)

by [Mckendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael; Ron Antonucci (photographer)

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Published
1970
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$225.00

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New York: N.p., 1970. Collection of six vintage promotional photographs of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss, likely dating from the 1970s. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert Moog amongst his close friends, and McKendree Spring largely became known for the… Read more
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$225.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1987. Vintage poster for the world premiere of Glenn Branca's "Symphony 6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven)" on June 19-20, 1987 at the Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. The poster notes Youth in Asia member and frequent Branca collaborator Stephan (misspelled Stephen on the poster) Wischerth on drums. A piece in five movements for… Read more
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$375.00
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Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Billy

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Published
2014
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$3,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso. Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in… Read more
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$3,750.00
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Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival (Original Poster)

by McWilliams, Jim

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Published
1973
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Original poster for the Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival held on December 9, 1973 at Grand Central Station in New York. Poster by artist, designer, and musician Jim McWilliams, who would design 12 of the 15 festival posters, making his work synonymous with the Festival. Founded by cellist and performance artist Charlotte… Read more
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$475.00
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Die Reihe 1: Electronic Music (First Edition)

by Stockhausen, Karlheinz and Hebert Eimert (editors, contributors)

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Published
1958
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$500.00

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Bryn Mawr, PA: Theodore Presser, 1958. First American Edition, and first English language edition, originally published in Austria in 1955 by Universal Edition. First issue of an eight issue journal by composers and theorists Karlheinz Stockhausen and Herbert Eimert. Each issue focused on a single topic in contemporary music, this one focusing on the then-new field of… Read more
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$500.00
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L'Arte dei rumori [The Art of Noises] (First Edition)

by Russolo, Luigi

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Published
1916
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$3,750.00

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Milan: Edizioni Futuriste di Poesia, 1916. First Italian Edition, preceding all others. A book length expansion of the musical theories first put forth by Russolo in a 1913 manifesto to fellow Futurist composer Francesco Balilla Pratella. Text in Italian. Perhaps the earliest treatise on the use of noise as an element in modern music, and one that… Read more
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image of A la recherche d'une musique concrete [In Search of a Concrete Music] (First Edition)

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Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1952. First French Edition, preceding all others. Review copy, with with the letters "S.P." (Service de Presse) punched onto the rear wrapper. Text in French. A foundational document on the development of musique concrete by composer and musicologist Schaeffer, who had coined the term four years earlier, which would influence not only 20th… Read more
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$375.00
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Musical Improvisation (First Edition)

by Bailey, Derek

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Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780136070443
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$500.00

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980. First Edition. First Edition. Rare, this being the only copy we have ever offered for sale. An early book on improvised music, written by Derek Bailey, one of the pioneering masters of the form, including chapters on Indian music, flamenco, rock, jazz and more. Near Fine in a Very Good… Read more
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$500.00
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Burst (Signed First Edition)

by Dashow, James (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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$3,500.00

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Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original holograph score. An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also… Read more
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Electronic Meditation (Original press release for the 1970 album)

by Tangerine Dream

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Published
1970
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$450.00

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Berlin: Ohr Records, 1970. Original two page press release announcing "Electronic Meditation," the debut album by pioneering electronic music collective Tangerine Dream, including brief biographies of each member of the band. Text in German. Ohr Records would only operate for three years, but the records released by Tangerine Dream and others would have a profound impact on… Read more
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$450.00
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Two original photographs of John Cage in Brussels, 1972

by Cage, John (subject); Jean Christiaens (photographer)

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Published
1972
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Two vintage double weight photographs of composer John Cage, circa 1972. A printed snipe on the verso one of the photographs identifies the location as the offices of Transedition publishers in Brussels, the other two subjects of the photograph as artist and musician Jacques Bekaert and Shirley Jordan, as well as the photographer, Jean Christiaens. A… Read more
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Original Program for a performance of three pieces by the Orchestra of St. Lukes

by [Orchestra of St. Luke's] Glenn Branca, John Cale (composers); David Byrne (composer, performer); New York Voices (performers)

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Published
1991
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$500.00

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New York: Arts at St. Anna's, 1991. Original program for a performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by David Alan Miller, held at The Town Hall in New York City on June 8 and 9, 1981. The performance featured four pieces: "Freeform" and "Shivering Air," composed by Glenn Branca, "Sanctus," composed by John Cale, and "The Forest,"… Read more
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image of COUM Transmissions: Jusqua la balle crystal (Original poster for the 1975 performance in Belgium)

COUM Transmissions: Jusqua la balle crystal (Original poster for the 1975 performance in Belgium)

by [Genesis P-Orridge, COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle]

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Published
1975
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$4,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Original poster for a performance by COUM Transmissions held on February 18, 1975 at the Stedelijk Academy in Ghent, Belgium. The third in a series of five performances in the "Omissions" series, the previous two taking place that same month in Belgium and the final two in May and June in Germany. Scarce, with OCLC locating… Read more
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Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (First Edition, signed by John Cage)

by Duberman, Martin

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Published
1972
Edition
First Edition
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$650.00

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New York: E .P. Dutton, 1972. First Edition. First Edition. Humorously INSCRIBED by avant garde composer and former Black Mountain faculty member John Cage on the front flyleaf: "This is a book I haven't read. / John Cage." A history of Black Mountain College, the experimental college located in North Carolina that, although only in existence 24… Read more
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Original photograph of Karlheinz Stockhausen

by Stockhausen, Karlheinz (subject)

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Published
1950
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage borderless photograph of composer and electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhauser, circa the 1950s. With holograph pencil annotations on the verso. 12 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.
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image of Psychic TV, Tiny Lights, Zoskia, and others: Summer ov [of] L-OV-E (Original flyer for the 1987 performance)

Psychic TV, Tiny Lights, Zoskia, and others: Summer ov [of] L-OV-E (Original flyer for the 1987 performance)

by [Genesis P-Orridge] Psychic TV, Tiny Lights, Zoskia, Suzie Creemcheese, et al (performing)

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Published
1987
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1987. Original flyer for a concert headlined by Psychic TV at the Hackney Empire theatre in London held on July 3rd, 1987. Celebrating the twenty year anniversary of the Summer of Love through an Aleister Crowley, occult-infused aesthetic, the flyer advertises "6-6-60s dress gains entrance priority" and "Altered States Welcomed!!" 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Fine.… Read more
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image of Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

by [Bush Tetras] Pat Place, Dee Pop, Cynthia Sley, Val Opielski

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Published
1980
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original flyer for a performance by pioneering post-punk band Bush Tetras at the legendary club Hurrah on March 26, 1980. Although mainstream success alluded the female-fronted band, they were mainstays of the New York and college radio scenes, and charted two singles ("Too Many Creeps," (1981) "Cant' Be Funky" (1982)) on the Billboard charts.… Read more
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$350.00