Robert Erickson Papers

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2012
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
spcoll@ucsd.edu


Descriptive Summary

Languages: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Robert Erickson Papers
Creator: Erickson, Robert
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0096
Physical Description: 24 Linear feet (28 archives boxes, 13 flat boxes, 3 cassettes boxes, 1.5 LP/reel-to-reel boxes, 1 records carton and 3 map case folders)
Date (inclusive): 1940 - 1996
Abstract: Papers of Robert Erickson, American composer and co-founder of the Music Department at UC San Diego.

Biography

Born in Marquette, Michigan on March 7, 1917, Erickson studied composition with Austrian composer Ernst Krenek at Hamline University in St. Paul and graduated in 1943. After three years in the Army, he returned to Hamline, receiving an M.A. in music in 1947.
Erickson began his career teaching composition at the College of St. Catherine's in St. Paul. He then taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, before becoming one of the founders of the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego, in 1967.
Erickson is known for his use of the 12-tone system, sounds recorded on tape, and self-made instruments. His works have been performed and commissioned by the Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles Symphony Orchestras, the American Composers Orchestra, and ensembles including the Arch Ensemble, Continuum, the Kronos Quartet, the Sequoia Quartet and SONOR.
In addition to receiving the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Yaddo fellowships, Erickson has been the recipient of numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Drew Prize in Music Composition, and, in 1985, the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for excellence in chamber music for his string quartet, Solstice.
Throughout his career, Erickson published numerous articles and authored two books: The Structure of Music: A Listener's Guide in 1957 and Sound Structures in Music in 1975.
Erickson died on April 24, 1997.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Robert Erickson Papers document Erickson's career as a composer, musician and faculty member at UC San Diego. The collection is comprised of correspondence, holograph music scores, materials relating to Erickson's teaching and his work with the Center for Music Experiment, and recordings of performances and appearances on several media formats including audiocassette, VHS, Beta, and reel-to-reel.
The papers are arranged in six series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) MUSIC, 4) UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS, 5) WRITINGS and 6) MEDIA.

Restrictions

Audiovisual materials, including VHS, Beta, audiocassettes, LPs, and reel-to-reel recordings, are restricted. Patrons must request user copies be produced.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1987, 1998 and 2000.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Robert Erickson Papers, MSS 96. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Music -- Instruction and study -- Archives
Orchestral music -- Scores
Music -- 20th century -- Archives
Composers -- United States -- Archives
Erickson, Robert -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. Department of Music
Krenek, Ernst -- Correspondence

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Includes articles about Erickson, family photos, documents on Erickson's family history, and datebooks and journals dating 1940 to 1981.
Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical information

Box 1, Folder 2

College diplomas 1946-1948

Box 1, Folder 3

Erickson's uncle Harold's diary 1919-1930

Oversize FB-506, Folder 1

Portrait of Robert Erikson - Pen drawing on rice paper by Lenore Erick-Alt, and New Year's Greetings from Robert and Lenore Erickson 1955, 1968

Box 1, Folder 5

Family documents - Photocopies 1898-1906

Box 1, Folder 6

Family photos

Box 1, Folder 7

Interviews of Robert Erickson 1982

Box 1, Folder 8

Media appearances 1956-1970

Box 1, Folder 9

School and university papers

Box 1, Folder 10

University of California at San Diego Robert Erickson celebration - Booklet 1987

Box 2, Folder 1-4

Articles and newsclippings about Erickson 1946-1987

 

Datebooks and journals

Box 2, Folder 5

Journals 1940-1948

 

Datebooks

Box 2, Folder 6-7

1962-1970

Box 3, Folder 1-3

1970-1981

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters from professional colleagues including mentor Ernst Krenek, fellow composers Will Ogdon and Charles Shere, musicians Stuart Dempster and Bert Turetzky, American music critic Alan Rich, and photographer and supporter Betty Freeman, among others.
Erickson's original order has been maintained: correspondence is filed chronologically with the exception of one folder containing Erickson's correspondence with Ernst Krenek. Letters date from 1940 to 1996.
Box 3, Folder 4-9

1941-1977

Box 4, Folder 1-8

1978-1982

Box 5, Folder 1-9

1983-1986

Box 6, Folder 1

1987-1989

Box 6, Folder 2

1991-1996

Box 6, Folder 3

Undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence with Ernst Krenek 1940-1985

 

MUSIC

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) MUSIC. Arranged in three subseries: A) Compositions, B) Programs and Reviews, and C) Other Projects.
A) Compositions: Arranged chronologically from 1961-1990, and contains mostly handwritten sheet music and music sketches for single instruments, ensembles, and orchestras. Many of the materials are oversized.
B) Programs and Reviews: Arranged chronologically from 1941-2001, and includes both original and photocopied programs and reviews of live and recorded performances of Erickson's work.
C) Other Projects: Contains grant applications, research proposals, and Erickson's research notes on instrument and speaker system ideas.
 

Compositions

Box 6, Folder 5

List of compositions 1940-1980

Box 6, Folder 6

Program Notes undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Timings for the music of Robert Erickson undated

Oversize FB-496, Folder 1

Canonic Variations for Piano; Sonata for Piano; Four Piano Pieces - Op 6; Symphony in Three Movements; Symphony in Two Movements 1940-1947

Oversize FB-496, Folder 2

Concerted Music for Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra 1953

Oversize FB-496, Folder 3

Divertimento for Flute, Clarinet and Strings 1953

Oversize FB-496, Folder 4

Pastorale 1953

Oversize FB-497, Folder 1

Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra 1954

Oversize FB-497, Folder 2

Quartet for Strings 1956

Oversize FB-498, Folder 1

Variations for Orchestra; Duo for violin and piano 1957-1959

Oversize FB-498, Folder 2

Chamber Concerto 1960

Oversize FB-552, Folder 4

Chamber Concerto 1960

Oversize FB-498, Folder 3

Piano Piece; Ramus 1961

Box 6, Folder 8

Ramus 1961

Box 6, Folder 9

Bell Record (unfinished) 1962

Box 6, Folder 10

The End of the Mime of Mick Nick and the Maggies 1962

Oversize FB-498, Folder 4

Mick Nicks and the Maggies; Finnegan's Wake 1962

Oversize FB-498, Folder 5

Illinois Piece 1963

Box 6, Folder 11

Concerto for piano and seven instruments 1963

Oversize FB-506, Folder 4

Concerto for piano and seven instruments 1963

Oversize MC-021-01

Graphic Score for a Chamber Ensemble, various parts 1965

Box 6, Folder 12

Ricercar à 5 for trombone 1966

Box 6, Folder 13

Scapes II 1966

Box 6, Folder 14

Ricercar à 3 for contrabass 1967

Box 6, Folder 15

Do It 1968

Box 6, Folder 16

Down at Piraeus 1968

Box 6, Folder 17

Drum Studies 1968

Box 7, Folder 1

General Speech for solo trumpet 1969

Box 7, Folder 2

High Flyer for solo flute 1969

Box 7, Folder 3

Pacific Sirens 1969

Box 7, Folder 4

Small orchestra piece 1969

Box 7, Folder 5

Nine and a Half for Henry (and Wilbur and Orville) 1970

Oversize FB-506, Folder 5

Rainbow Rising; White Lady; Garden 1971-1977

Box 7, Folder 6

Cradle II 1972

Box 7, Folder 7

Ensemble timbres score 1973-1974

Box 7, Folder 8

LOOPS: An Informal Timbre Experiment 1973

Box 7, Folder 9-10

LOOPS for instruments undated

Box 7, Folder 11

LOOPS undated

Oversize FB-499, Folder 1-2

Sirens and Other Flyers 1973

Oversize FB-500, Folder 1-2

Sirens and Other Flyers 1973

Box 7, Folder 12

Rainbow Rising sketches 1974

Box 7, Folder 13

Summer Music 1974

Box 7, Folder 14

Dice piece 1975

Box 7, Folder 15

White Lady for wind ensemble 1975

Oversize FB-501, Folder 1

White Lady 1975

Oversize FB-501, Folder 2

Garden for Violin and Orchestra 1976

Box 7, Folder 16

Sketches - Orchestra and violin 1976

Box 7, Folder 17

Ornaments 1976

Box 7, Folder 18

Sketches - Solo flute 1976

Box 7, Folder 19

Garden 1976-1977

Box 8, Folder 1

Garden 1976-1977

Box 8, Folder 2

Drone Piece 1977

Box 8, Folder 3

Harkins: TPT experiment 1977

Box 8, Folder 4

Kryl, for solo trumpet 1977

Box 8, Folder 5

Composition notebook 1978

Box 8, Folder 6

Flute experiments 1978

Box 8, Folder 7-8

Night Music 1978

Box 8, Folder 9

Vocal with ensemble piece 1978

Oversize FB-501, Folder 3

Night Music 1978

Box 8, Folder 10

Chamber Orchestra 1979

Box 8, Folder 11

Quoq for solo flute 1979

Box 8, Folder 12-13

The Idea of Order at Key West 1979

Box 9, Folder 1

East of the Beach 1980

Oversize FB-502, Folder 1

East of the Beach 1980

Oversize FB-502, Folder 2

East of the Beach 1980

Box 9, Folder 2

Auroras shortscope 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 3

Horn sketches 1981

Box 9, Folder 4

Night Sky 1981

Box 9, Folder 5

The Pleiades 1981

Box 9, Folder 6

Postcard Songs 1981

Box 9, Folder 7

5c. Second Set 1982

Box 9, Folder 8

Auroras 1982

Box 9, Folder 9

Auroras (Holding) with notebook 1982

Box 9, Folder 10

Auroras repair 1982

Oversize FB-502, Folder 3

Auroras 1982

Oversize FB-503, Folder 1-2

Auroras 1982

Box 9, Folder 11

Before Dawn 1982

Box 9, Folder 12

Trio for clarinet, violoncello and harp 1982

Box 9, Folder 13

Mountain 1983

Box 9, Folder 14

Taffy Time 1983

Oversize FB-504, Folder 1

Taffy Time 1983

Oversize FB-552, Folder 3

Hard Time, Soft Time, and the Times Between 1983

Box 10, Folder 1

Sierra 1984

Box 10, Folder 2

Dunbar's Delight for trumpet solo 1985

Box 10, Folder 3

Quintet 1985

Box 10, Folder 4

Corfu 1986

Box 10, Folder 5

Corona 1986

Box 10, Folder 6

Seasonal 1986

Box 10, Folder 7

Birds at Dusk 1987

Box 10, Folder 8

Fires, for viola, cello, English horn and piano 1988

Box 10, Folder 9

Venus Enfolded 1988

Box 10, Folder 10

Music for Trumpet and Strings 1990

Box 10, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Projects undated

Box 10, Folder 12

Composition notebooks undated

Box 10, Folder 13

Composition notebook undated

Box 10, Folder 14

Compositions for FA3 undated

Box 10, Folder 15

African Rhythm undated

Box 11, Folder 1

Beverly's Scene undated

Box 11, Folder 2

Clarinet Talk undated

Box 11, Folder 3

Drum Words undated

Box 11, Folder 4

Flute piece undated

Box 11, Folder 5

Libretto undated

Box 11, Folder 6

New Ensemble Piece undated

Box 11, Folder 7

Noise Organ Notes undated

Box 11, Folder 8

Ogdon Grant undated

Box 11, Folder 9

Orchestra Piece undated

Box 11, Folder 10

Ricercar a 6 undated

Box 11, Folder 11

Sequoia String Quartet undated

Box 11, Folder 12

Solstice for string quartet undated

Box 11, Folder 13

Trumpet piece undated

Box 11, Folder 14

Ya Muh Tuh Ruh-Ja Buh undated

Oversize FB-504, Folder 2

Orchestra Variations, Short Score; Chamber Piece undated

Oversize FB-505, Folder 1

Introduction and Allegro undated

Oversize FB-505, Folder 2

Chamber Symphony; String Quartet; Orchestra Piece undated

Oversize FB-506, Folder 2

Sounds Structure in Music - Illustrations - Oversize undated

Oversize FB-506, Folder 3

Abajo y Arriba; Ricercar a 3 For 3 Contrabasses undated

Oversize FB-506, Folder 6

Music Theory Charts undated

 

Programs and Reviews

Box 11, Folder 17-22

1941-1963

Box 12, Folder 1-11

1964-1975

Box 13, Folder 1-10

1976-1985

Box 14, Folder 1-2

1986-2001

Box 14, Folder 3

Undated

 

Other Projects

Box 14, Folder 4

Artifact - Musical theory reference tool

Box 14, Folder 5

Computer research proposals

Box 14, Folder 6

"Empirical Studies Introductory to a Theory of Timbre Music" undated

Box 14, Folder 7

"Ensemble Timbre Experiments" 1974

Box 14, Folder 8-9

Grant applications 1966-1984

Box 14, Folder 10

Electronic organ/speaker system - Plans and research notes

Box 14, Folder 11

Instrument project - Plans and research notes

Box 14, Folder 12

"Making Music on Homemade Instruments" 1980

Box 14, Folder 13

"Open Your Ears" undated

Box 14, Folder 14

Patent fund application for speaker system

 

UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Teaching Materials and B) Music Department.
A) Teaching Materials: Syllabi, handouts, and lecture notes grouped by class and arranged chronologically. Also included are annotated writings by others and subject files of research notes and article clippings used in Erickson's teachings. These materials are arranged alphabetically by subject or author.
B) Music Department: Materials dating from 1973 to 1987, including correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports and proposals documenting the early years of the Music Department.
 

Teaching Materials

 

Class Materials

Box 14, Folder 15

Music 27 1956

Box 14, Folder 16

Music 10 1969

Box 15, Folder 1

Seminar 206: Timbre 1969-1985

Box 15, Folder 2

Graduate seminars 1974-1978

Box 15, Folder 3

Music 102: Music Theory 1974-1984

Box 15, Folder 4

Music 209: Contemporary Orchestral Music 1975-1979

Box 15, Folder 5

Melodic tonality seminar 1978

Box 15, Folder 6

Musicianship seminar 1978

Box 15, Folder 7

Musicianship I and II, Book

Box 15, Folder 8

Untitled class 1978-1979

Box 15, Folder 9

Music 210: Music Analysis 1978-1979

Box 15, Folder 10

Music 6: Musical Masterworks 1980

Box 15, Folder 11

Orchestra seminar 1980

Box 15, Folder 12

Composition seminar 1981-1982

Box 15, Folder 13

Music 3: Bali Lecture 1982

Box 16, Folder 1

Seminar 209B: The Opulent Orchestra 1982-1986

Box 16, Folder 2

Seminar 209B: The Orchestra Between the Wars 1982-1987

Box 16, Folder 3

Seminar 209A: The Orchestra Since 1945 1983

Box 16, Folder 4

Untitled class 1983

Box 16, Folder 5

Seminar 209 undated

Box 16, Folder 6

Theory III undated

Box 16, Folder 7

Miscellaneous lectures

 

Subject Files

Box 16, Folder 8-12

B-D

Box 17, Folder 1-5

G-K

Box 17, Folder 6-7

M

Oversize FB-506, Folder 6

M

Box 18, Folder 1-9

N-V

 

Writings by Others

Box 18, Folder 10

Babbit, Milton - "Who Cares if You Listen?" Annotated 1958

Box 18, Folder 11

Balzano, Jerry - Untitled. Chapter excerpts with correspondence 1980

Box 18, Folder 12

Barzun, Jacques - "The Meaning of Meaning in Music: Berlioz Once More" 1980

Box 18, Folder 13

Birnbaum, Daniel "Lost Hills" 1980

Box 18, Folder 14

Duberman, Martin - "Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community" 1972

Box 18, Folder 15

Grey, John M. - "Musical Timbre Discrimination in Temporal Contexts." With correspondence 1977-1978

Box 19, Folder 1

Griffin, Elinor - Untitled. Chapter excerpts with correspondence 1976

Box 19, Folder 2

Johnson, Mark - " 'Jeffered' by Peter: An Analysis of Musical Organization." With correspondence 1979

Box 19, Folder 3

Plomp, R. and Bouman, M.A. - "Relation Between Hearing Threshold and Duration for Tone Pulse." Annotated 1959

Box 19, Folder 4

Rush, Loren - "Mandala Music" undated

Box 19, Folder 5

Schoenberg, Arnold - "Erecting the Sound Image" 1946

Box 19, Folder 6

Stewart, John L. - Outline of Krenek book. With correspondence 1979

Box 19, Folder 7

Tuzin, Donald - "Sound, Ritual and 'Peak-Experience' " 1973

 

Music Department

Box 19, Folder 8-9

Correspondence 1973-1984

Box 19, Folder 10

Department seminar 1978-1984

Box 19, Folder 11

Meeting minutes 1974-1984

Box 19, Folder 12

Reports and proposals 1973-1984 and undated

Box 19, Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Oversize MC-021-06

Erickson UCSD Music Department posters, 1987

 

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) WRITINGS. Arranged in three subseries: A) Sound Structure in Music, B) Articles and Books, and C) Notebooks.
A) Sound Structure in Music : Includes handwritten and typed drafts of chapters of Erickson's book, photocopied reviews, and correspondence regarding publishing matters.
B) Articles and Books: Arranged chronologically. Includes typescript and handwritten drafts and research notes. Included are Erickson's unpublished memoirs, "Remembered Sounds and Hearing Things: Autobiographical Essays."
C) Notebooks: Includes a series of nineteen notebooks wherein Erickson recorded his research, thoughts, experiment ideas, diagrams, and article clippings on the subject of timbre. Other notebooks, arranged by date, contain similar content on subjects ranging from orchestra to texture to composition ideas.
 

Sound Structure in Music

Box 20, Folder 1-2

Typescript draft

Box 20, Folder 3-4

Edited typescript

Box 20, Folder 5

Chapter 1 typescript with Will Ogdon's edits

Box 20, Folder 6

Introduction - Typescript draft

Box 20, Folder 7

"Timbre: What is it?" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 20, Folder 8-9

"Timbre and Pitch" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 21, Folder 1-2

"Timbre and Time" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 21, Folder 3-4

"Timbre in Texture" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 21, Folder 5-6

"Klangfarbenmelodie: Problems of Linear Organization" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 21, Folder 7

"Drones" - Typescript and handwritten notes

Box 21, Folder 8

Bibliography 1972

Box 21, Folder 9

Research notes - Typescript and handwritten

Box 21, Folder 10

Contracts 1972

Box 21, Folder 11

Illustrations

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Illustrations

Oversize FB-506, Folder 2

Oversize illustrations for book

Box 22, Folder 4

Mock-up with negatives and handwritten notes

Box 22, Folder 5

Reviews and correspondence

 

Articles and Books

Box 22, Folder 6

Time Relations 1962-1963

Box 22, Folder 7

A Primer for New Music 1940

Box 22, Folder 8

Sound Ideal 1947

Box 22, Folder 9

Krenek's Later Music (1930-1947), review 1948

Box 22, Folder 10

The Musical System of Archytas 1965

Box 22, Folder 11

Varese: 1924-1937: Sound-Ikon 1965

Box 22, Folder 12

Griffin School Drama of Children 1966

Box 22, Folder 13

Ad Hoc Musical Instruments 1968

Box 22, Folder 14

Directions for How to do 'Do It' 1968

Box 22, Folder 15

Tube Filters in Electronic Music Review No.7 1968

Box 22, Folder 16

Instruments for Cardenitas 1969

Box 22, Folder 17

Remembering Sounds 1973

Box 22, Folder 18

LOOPS, An Informal Timbre Experiment in Source Magazine No.14 1973

Box 23, Folder 1

How to Educate a Composer 1974

Box 23, Folder 2

Military Interlude 1974

Box 23, Folder 3

Reconstructed Sounds 1974

Box 23, Folder 4

San Francisco in the Fifties and Sixties 1974

Box 23, Folder 5

Statement for Mandeville Center opening 1974

Box 23, Folder 6

Timbre and the Tuning of the Balinese Gamelan 1974

Box 23, Folder 7

Working with Stuart Dempster 1974

Box 23, Folder 8

Back in the Shop 1975

Box 23, Folder 9

Moonlighting 1975-1980

Box 23, Folder 10

Other Worlds 1975

Box 23, Folder 11

The Structure of the Pitch Memory System written with Diana Deutsch 1975

Box 23, Folder 12

A Bibliography of Historical Music Theory, Mostly in Translation , and Some Articles that Comment Upon those Theorists and/or Their Theories 1976

Box 23, Folder 13

Psychoacoustics and the Musician 1977

Box 23, Folder 14

New Music and Psychology in The Psychology of Music 1979

Box 23, Folder 15

Composing Music 1980

Box 23, Folder 16

Moment Form 1980

Box 23, Folder 17

Words and Music 1980

Box 24, Folder 1

The Way the Wind is Blowing 1982 October

Box 24, Folder 2

The Way the Wind is Blowing 1982 September

Box 24, Folder 3

Audiences and Orchestras: Peering Ahead 1983

Box 24, Folder 4

Peering Ahead 1983

Box 24, Folder 5

Remembered Sounds 1983

Box 24, Folder 6

Charlie 1984

Box 24, Folder 7

My Music: It's Sources, Aesthetics, Poetics, Theory 1984

Box 24, Folder 8

A Perceptual Substrate for Tonal Centering 1984

Box 24, Folder 9

The New Audience 1985

Box 24, Folder 10

Hearing Things: Autobiographical Essays 1989

Box 24, Folder 11

An Account of My Career as a Composer undated

Box 24, Folder 12

Autobiographical Sketch undated

Box 24, Folder 13

Background and Method undated

Box 24, Folder 14

A Few Words About My Music undated

Box 25, Folder 1-2

The Harmonic Side of Atonal Music undated

Box 25, Folder 3

Improvisation undated

Box 25, Folder 4-5

Music in Plato's Republic and His Harmonics undated

Box 25, Folder 6

The Musical System of Archytas undated

Box 25, Folder 7

New New Music undated

Box 25, Folder 8

Thinking About Audiences undated

Box 25, Folder 9

Time and Chance in Contemporary Music undated

Box 25, Folder 10

Tunable Tube Drums undated

Box 25, Folder 11

The Twelve-Tone System and Musical Information Processing written with Diana Deutsch undated

Box 25, Folder 12

Miscellaneous writings

Box 25, Folder 13

Miscellaneous loose notes

 

Notebooks

 

Timbre notebooks

Box 26, Folder 1

Vol. I-IV 1970

Box 26, Folder 2

Vol. V-VIII

Box 26, Folder 3

Vol. IX-XII

Box 26, Folder 4

Vol. XIII-XVI

Box 27, Folder 1

Vol. XVII-XIX

 

Notebooks

Box 27, Folder 2-3

1980-1985

Box 27, Folder 4

Undated

 

MEDIA

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) MEDIA: Arranged by format into five subseries: A) Images, B) VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes, C) Audiocassettes, D) Reel-to-Reel, and E) LPs.
A) Images: Mostly black and white prints, organized by subject, and includes portraits of Erickson and candids of him in workshop and classroom settings. Four folders contain images relating to articles found in the WRITINGS series.
B) VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes: Includes a recording of New World of Sound, dated 1969, some undated videos and undated tapes of "Erickson Archive" number 1-6.
C) Audiocassettes: Includes "Erickson Archive" numbers 1-12 which date from 1968-1984 and undated as well as other audiocassettes from various sessions and performances, including Erickson Festival: Kronos Quartet dated March 1, 1987.
D) Reel-to-Reel: Includes 30 audio reels (fourteen 10 1/2", thirteen 7", and three 5") which span from 1957-1984 of performances, sound studies and recordings of his music.
E) LPs: Consists of 7 LPs created during Erickson's time at Hamline University in the 1940s.
 

Images

Box 27, Folder 5-6

Photographs of Robert Erickson

Box 28, Folder 1-2

Portraits of Robert Erickson

Box 28, Folder 3

Events, 1982 and undated

Box 28, Folder 4

Instruments

Box 28, Folder 5

"Ad Hoc Musical Instruments" - Black and white prints 1968

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in Box 22, Folder 13.
Box 28, Folder 6

"Back in the Shop" - Black and white prints and one slide 1975

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in Box 23, Folder 8.
Box 28, Folder 7

Greek music - Black and white prints

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in Box 17, Folder 2.
Box 28, Folder 8

"Tunable Tube Drums" - Black and white prints

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in Box 25, Folder 10.
Oversize MC-021-07

Robert Erickson in his studio, portrait, undated

 

VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes

Box 31, Folder 1-4

New World of Sound - KOGO TV Channel 10 1969

Box 31, Folder 5-6

Robert Erickson videos undated

Box 31, Folder 7-12

Erickson Archive number 1-6

 

Audiocassettes

Box 29, Folder 1-12

"Erickson Archive" number 1-12 1968-1984 and undated

Box 29, Folder 13

"Robert Erickson" undated

Box 29, Folder 14-15

"Auroras" 1984 and undated

Box 29, Folder 16

"Dunbar's Delight" - First performance May 6, 1985

Box 29, Folder 17

Erickson program - KFAC March 10, 1987

Box 29, Folder 18-19

"Focus" 1992-1996

Box 29, Folder 19-20

"The Idea of Order at Key West" 1979-1980

Box 29, Folder 21

"Night Music" and "Garden" undated

Box 30, Folder 1

Petersen "Monopoly Mix" and Erickson "Do It" 1966

Box 30, Folder 2

"Postcards" 1982

Box 30, Folder 3

"Sierra" undated

Box 30, Folder 4

"Solstice" (1985) and "Sequoia Quartet" undated

Box 30, Folder 5-6

Trio 1987

Box 30, Folder 7

"Summer Music" 1975

Box 30, Folder 8

Erickson Festival: Kronos Quartet - "Solstice" March 1, 1987

Box 30, Folder 9

Krenek - "Concerto for Violin" undated

 

LPs

Box 28, Folder 9

"Five Prayers" undated

Box 28, Folder 10-11

"Job Choruses" by Robert Erickson undated

Box 28, Folder 12

"Little Trio" for violin, viola and piano undated

Box 28, Folder 13

"Pastorale," music by Robert Erickson undated

Box 28, Folder 14

"The Star Song" and "I Saw a Sweet Silly Sight" by Robert Erickson undated

Box 28, Folder 15

Untitled undated

 

Reel-to-Reel

 

7 1/2 IPS, 1/4", 7" diameter

Box 32, Folder 1

"Peter," Movie Tape I (a)

 

7 1/2/ IPS, 1/4", 5" diameter

Box 32, Folder 14

"Elegy for solo percussion," Jerome Rosen

Box 32, Folder 15

"Nine and a Half for Henry"

Box 32, Folder 16

Sound examples illustrating "Computer Study of Trumpet Tones"

Box 32, Folder 17

Notes relating to reel to reels, 1956 and undated

Box 32, Folder 18

"Computer Study of Trumpet Tones," Risset, J.C., 1969

General note

Relates to reel to reel recording "Sound Examples Illustrating..." Box 32, Folder 16
Box 32, Folder 2

"Peter," Movie Tape I (b)

Box 32, Folder 3

"Peter," Movie Tape II

Box 32, Folder 4

"Peter," Movie Tape III

Box 32, Folder 5-7

"Time and Chance in Contemporary Music"

Box 32, Folder 8

"Down at Piraeus," Performance Tape

Box 32, Folder 9

"Down at Piraeus," Performance, May 14, 1970, Jerome Rosen, Conductor

Box 32, Folder 10-11

"I am R.E.'s Keeper," July 23, 1984, Reel 1 and 2

Box 32, Folder 12

"White Lady," for wind emsemble

Box 32, Folder 13

"LOOPS," an informal timbre experiment, Master

 

15 IPS, 1/2", 10 1/2" diameter

Oversize LP-002-1

"4 track Bells Master," Jack Williams

Oversize LP-002-2

"Bialka P/22 Mix"

Oversize LP-002-3

"Forks," 1972

Oversize LP-002-4

"Mixes: La Jolla Cove"

Oversize LP-002-5

"Nine and a Half for Henry," Master

Oversize LP-002-6

"Wave Mix," 4 tracks

 

15 IPS, 1/4", 10 1/2" diameter

Oversize LP-002-7

"Babbitt: Ectro"

Oversize LP-002-8

"Ch Concerto," Stereo

Oversize LP-002-9

"Down at Piraeus," Stereo Dub 15

Oversize LP-002-10

"The End of the Music," from concert March 19, 1967

Oversize LP-002-11

January ACA Composer Program, "Chamber Music," January 6, 1957

Oversize LP-003-1

Music Improvisations from Griffin Nursery School, January 22, 1964

Oversize LP-003-2

Piano improvisations by Claudia and Betsy and group drumming. Griffin Nursery School, May 1955

Oversize LP-003-3

"String Quartet"