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David Tudor (1926–1996) was an American pianist and composer of experimental music who became known as the leading interpreter of piano compositions by John Cage and musical director for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Guided by Getty Research Institute curator, Nancy Perloff, and deputy director, Andrew Perchuk, we dig into the GRI’s David Tudor archives, a collection of scores, notes, preparatory performance materials, correspondence, printed matter, and more than 500 audiotapes.

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