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The Final Years: 1977 to 1980

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730773
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199863532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0006
The Final Years: 1977 to 1980

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Jan Williams assumes the co-music directorship of the Center with Morton Feldman. Feldman proposes changes to the Center's focus and format. Budget crises continue. Renée Levine leaves Buffalo. Pennebaker/Hedegus film team produce “Elliott Carter in Buffalo” with performance by Creative Associates. John Cage/Lejaren Hiller collaboration HPSCHD is mounted at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Wide fiscal cuts at the University force cessation of Center's operations. Final Evenings For New Music concert takes place on April 18, 1980. The chapter concludes with reflections on the Center's legacy and a brief history of involvement of universities with the arts and funding for the arts.

Keywords: Jan Williams; Morton Feldman; HPSCHD; end of Center operations; legacy; funding for arts

Chapter.  8519 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music ; American Music

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