David Tudor

Real Name:
David Eugene Tudor
Profile:
American pianist and composer of avant-garde music. Originally an organist, he went on to become one of the leading performers of avant-garde piano music, giving first or early performances of works by, to name a few, Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young.

Tudor is particularly associated with John Cage, who wrote a number of compositions for him. He gave the premiere of Cage's Music of Changes, Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, and 4' 33".

He gradually focused less on playing the piano and more on composing his own works, which mainly involved live electronics. In 1992, he took over as music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; many of his pieces were commissioned by Merce Cunningham.

b. January 20, 1926 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
d. August 13, 1996 (Tomkins Cove, NY, USA)
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Albums

FT 3704 David Tudor - Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music album art John Cage, David Tudor John Cage, David Tudor - Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music (Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records FT 3704 US 1959 Sell This Version
3230, SDBR 3230 David Tudor - Variations IV Volume II album art John Cage Assisted By David Tudor John Cage Assisted By David Tudor - Variations IV Volume II (Album) Everest 3230, SDBR 3230 US 1965 Sell This Version
OS-432-T David Tudor - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II album art Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel , Performed By David Tudor, Christoph Caskel, Aloys Kontarsky, Bernhard Kontarsky Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel , Performed By David Tudor, Christoph Caskel, Aloys Kontarsky, Bernhard Kontarsky - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Time Records (3) OS-432-T US 1965 Sell This Version
3132, SDBR 3132 David Tudor - Variations IV album art John Cage With David Tudor John Cage With David Tudor - Variations IV (Album) Everest 3132, SDBR 3132 US 1966 Sell This Version
5206 116 David Tudor - Microphone album art David Tudor Microphone (Album) Cramps Records 5206 116 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
GR-EB 1 David Tudor - Rainforest IV album art David Tudor Rainforest IV(LP, Album) Edition Block, Gramavision GR-EB 1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
VR 1601 David Tudor - Pulsers / Untitled album art David Tudor Pulsers / Untitled (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1601 US 1984 Sell This Version
VR 1092 David Tudor - Mesa / Pontpoint / Fwyyn album art Gordon Mumma With Pauline Oliveros And David Tudor Gordon Mumma With Pauline Oliveros And David Tudor - Mesa / Pontpoint / Fwyyn(LP, Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1092 US 1986 Sell This Version
ECD 1039 David Tudor - David Tudor Plays Cage & Tudor album art David Tudor David Tudor Plays Cage & Tudor (Album) Ear-Rational Records ECD 1039 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6142 David Tudor - Klavier Stuecke album art Karlheinz Stockhausen - David Tudor Karlheinz Stockhausen - David Tudor - Klavier Stuecke (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6142 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
LCD 1602 David Tudor - Neural Synthesis Nos. 6-9 album art David Tudor Neural Synthesis Nos. 6-9(2xCD, Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. LCD 1602 US 1995 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6181 David Tudor - Piano Avant-Garde album art David Tudor Piano Avant-Garde(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6181 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
mode 64 David Tudor - Rainforest album art David Tudor Rainforest (Album) Mode mode 64 US 1998 Sell This Version
80540-2 David Tudor - Rainforest II / Mureau album art David Tudor & John Cage David Tudor & John Cage - Rainforest II / Mureau(2xCD, Album) New World Records 80540-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
hat[now]ART 133 David Tudor - Music Of Changes album art John Cage - David Tudor John Cage - David Tudor - Music Of Changes (Album) hat[now]ART hat[now]ART 133 Switzerland 2001 Sell This Version
EMF CD 054 David Tudor - Live Electronic Music album art David Tudor Live Electronic Music(CD, Album) Electronic Music Foundation EMF CD 054 US 2004 Sell This Version
80651-2 David Tudor - Rainforest / 4 Mographs, 2 Sections From Gestures II album art David Tudor & Gordon Mumma David Tudor & Gordon Mumma - Rainforest / 4 Mographs, 2 Sections From Gestures II(CD, Album) New World Records 80651-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
Ed. RZ 1018-19 David Tudor - Music For Piano album art David Tudor Music For Piano(2xCD, Album) Edition RZ Ed. RZ 1018-19 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Topos 09 David Tudor - Monobirds album art David Tudor Monobirds(2xLP, Ltd) Topos (2) Topos 09 Denmark 2021 Sell This Version
WER 60009 David Tudor - Kontakte Für Elektronische Klänge, Klavier Und Schlagzeug album art K. Stockhausen* - David Tudor, Christoph Caskel K. Stockhausen* - David Tudor, Christoph Caskel - Kontakte Für Elektronische Klänge, Klavier Und Schlagzeug (Album) WERGO WER 60009 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

32 16 0157 David Tudor - A Second Wind For Organ album art David Tudor A Second Wind For Organ (Comp) Odyssey 32 16 0157 US 1968 Sell This Version
none David Tudor - Sounds album art John Cage And David Tudor / Country Joe & The Fish* John Cage And David Tudor / Country Joe & The Fish* - Sounds(10", Comp) Communicating The Gospel Today none US 1968 Sell This Version
80737-2 David Tudor - The Art Of David Tudor 1963–1992  album art David Tudor The Art Of David Tudor 1963–1992 (7xCD, Comp) New World Records 80737-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
80762-2 David Tudor - Music From The Tudorfest: San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964 album art Various, David Tudor Various, David Tudor - Music From The Tudorfest: San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964(3xCD, Comp) New World Records 80762-2 US 2014 Sell This Version

Videos

none David Tudor - Bandoneon ! (A Combine) album art David Tudor Bandoneon ! (A Combine)(DVD-V, D/Sided, NTSC, PAL) Experiments In Art And Technology, ARTPIX none US 2009 Sell This Version