Kenneth Gaburo Papers

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Biographical Note

Subject Terms

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Kenneth Gaburo Music and Papers

Larry Polansky Lingua Press Records



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Kenneth Gaburo Papers, 1936, 1945-93 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Title: Kenneth Gaburo Papers, 1936, 1945-93Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/5/33

Primary Creator: Gaburo, Kenneth (1926-1993)

Extent: 37.7 cubic feet

Arrangement: The Kenneth Gaburo Papers are arranged into two distinct series: Series 1) Kenneth Gaburo Music and Papers, and Series 2) Larry Polansky Lingua Press Records. Series 1 was arranged and described by Bethany Cooper in 2003. Materials in Series 1 were arranged into 40 subseries and were organized first at the box level and secondarilly by material type. Series 2 was arranged and described by Nolan Vallier in 2013 and was arranged into two separate subseries: Business Records and Correspondence. Materials in Series 2 were arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 05/27/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Choirs, Computer Music, Electronic Music, Faculty Papers, Multimedia Performance, Music Publishers, University of California San Diego, University of Illinois, University of Iowa

Formats/Genres: Experimental Music, Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Kenneth Gaburo (1926-93), Professor of Music (1955-68) contain correspondence, published and manuscript musical compositions, sound recordings, motion picture and video recordings, and photographs relating to his compositions and performances, Lingua Press music publishing business, and his New Music Choral Ensemble performance group, Univeristy of California San Diego Electronic Music Studio (1968-75), University of Iowa Electronic Music Studio (1970-91). This series also includes source materials, drafts, and final versions of compositions inlcuding the "Lingua I Series," "Lingua II: Maledetto," "Lingua III: In the Can," and major compositions including electronic pieces, "Lemon Drops," and "For Harry," the series of 10 "Antiphonies," incomplete "Antiphony XI," and "Testimony" videotapes from Gaburo's "Scratch" project. It also contains audio and video recordings, the conductors score, and rehearsal tapes of Harry Partch's "The Bewitched," which Gaburo conducted.

Biographical Note

Kenneth Gaburo (1929-1993) was born in Somerville New Jersey. In 1943, he began his studies in composition at the Eastman School of Music with Bernard Rodgers. In 1949, he received master's degrees in composition and piano performance from Eastman. Between 1954 and 1955 he studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi. Soon after he began his doctoral studies with Burrill Phillips and Hubert Kessler at the University of Illinois where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts in 1962. While completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty of the composition department at the University between 1955 and 1968. In 1967 he was named an associate fellow of the University of Illinois Institute for Advanced Study and received several grants to research the confluence between musical composition and linguistics at both the University's of Illinois and California. In the summer of 1965, Gaburo established the New Music Choral Ensemble I, a summer workshop that performed contemporary music that explored pitch, duration, timbre, indeterminacy, extended vocal techniques, and the integration of the voice and electronic instruments. In 1968, Gaburo left the University of Illinois to accept a teaching position at the University of California at San Diego, here he established the New Music Choral Ensemble II. By 1970 he had established the New Music Choral Ensemble III in order to more fully explore musical linguistics and dance. In 1972, he established the New Music Choral Ensemble IV to explore mime and acting. In 1975, Gaburo resigned from the University of California at San Diego and began touring professionally. Shortly after this, Gaburo accepted a position at the University of Iowa where he worked until his death in 1993.

While maintaining an active career as a composer, Gaburo also acted as a music publisher founding the Lingua Press in 1975, which he managed until his death in 1993. After Gaburo died the company continued to publish music under the Lingua Press title until it was changed to Frog Peak Music by Gaburo's Business Partner Larry Polansky.

Gaburo was also an active conductor and promoter of new music conducting his four New Music Choral Ensembles as well as the European premiere performance of Harry Partch's The Bewitched  in 1979.

Subject/Index Terms

Choirs
Computer Music
Electronic Music
Faculty Papers
Multimedia Performance
Music Publishers
University of California San Diego
University of Illinois
University of Iowa

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: The Kenneth Gaburo Papers were initially acquired by University Archives on May 27, 1999. Additional materials were acquired from Larry Polansky by the Sousa Archives on August 9, 2013.

Acquisition Source: gift

Related Materials: See also the Experimental Studio Records, the Harry Partch Estate Archive, the Music and Performing Arts Library Harry Partch Collection, the Salvatore Martirano Papers, the Paul Martin Zonn Papers, the Scott Wyatt Papers, the William Brooks Papers, the Music Library Administrative Records, and the School of Music Audio Recordings Festival of Contemporary Arts Series. For further information about other Lejaren Hiller sound recordings and personal papers please visit the University at Buffalo's Lejaren Hiller Papers. For more information please see https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/hiller.


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Series 2: Larry Polansky Lingua Press Records, 1975-1991Add to your cart.
Consists of business invoices, expense ledgers, diaries, promotional material, graphic design elements, and correspondence from Lingua Press and Kenneth Gaburo. The series is organized into two subseries: Subseries 1. Business Records and Subseries 2. Correspondence.
Sub-Series 1: Business Records, 1975-1991Add to your cart.
This Subseries contains the business records for Lingua Press including: invoices, expense ledgers, check registers, memo books, diaries, warehouse books, promotional material, and graphic design elements. The Subseries is arranged chronologically beginning with the invoices, which comprise the majority of the business records. The remaining business records, which begin after the invoices, are also arranged chronologically.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invoices, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invoices, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Invoices, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Invoices, 1978Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Invoices, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Invoices, 1980Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Invoices, 1980Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Invoices, 1981Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Invoices, 1981Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Invoices, 1981Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Invoices, 1981Add to your cart.
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Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invoices, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Invoices, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Invoices, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Invoices, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Accounting, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Invoices, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Invoices, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Invoices, 1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Invoices, 1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Invoices, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Invoices, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Invoices, Losses, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Invoices, 1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Invoices, 1989Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Invoices, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Invoices, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Memo Books, 1960, 1964, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Expense Ledger, 1974-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Expense Ledger, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Check Registers, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dups to LP Warehouse, undatedAdd to your cart.
Part 1 of 2
Folder 22: Dups to LP Warehouse, undatedAdd to your cart.
Part 2 of 2
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Testimony Project, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diaries and Datebooks, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Collected Chips (Off the Old Block), vol. 1, 1960-1977Add to your cart.
Composer: Peter Tod Lewis
Folder 2: Collection Two Photocopies, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Packing Lists Invoices - San Diego State University, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Brain: Half a Whole" and Notes, ca. 1976-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University of Keele Invoices, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: SUNY at Buffalo Invoices, 1978-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Commentary for Ads, 1979-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Direct Mail Sales Brochure and Cover Letters, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jean-Charles Francois Writings, 1980-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: LP Umbrella Review, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: LP Direct Mail Discounts to Retailers, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: LP Mizelle Percussion Music Flyer, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Massoti Invoices, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Recommendation Letters for Kenneth Gaburo, 1981-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Delay in Order Mail, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Great Midwestern Bookshow (Pictures), 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: California State University - Dominguez Hills Invoices, 1982-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Middlebury Colleges Invoices, 1982-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Packing Slips Check Lists, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lingua Press Price List, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Non Printed Works and Limited Editions + Recorded Works, 1985-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 22: New Music Choral Ensemble History, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Kentucky State University and Blazer Library Invoices, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 24: National Endowment for the Arts Grant Application, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Selected Cassette Duplicating Facilities List, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 26: University of Lousville Invoices, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Gaburo CV and Biography, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Samples of Work (Including Performance Notes for IX), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Funding Sources with Interests in Music, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Application for a Faculty Scholar Award, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 31: History of Experimental Music Studio, Univesity of Iowa, ca. 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Excellence in Teaching Nomination Invitation, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Application to National Endowment for the Arts and Decision Letter, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Book Project Proposal, Faculty Scholar Award Info, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 35: New Music America Festival Proposal, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Project Grant Application Form (NEA), 1989Add to your cart.
Box 65Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Warsaw Autumn '89 Program, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Collection III Shipment Notice, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Chris Mann and Grammar" Copy, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: U of Iowa Semester Application and Prospectus, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Work Book/ Schedule, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Publishing and Performing Arts Directories, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Past Due Notices, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lingua Press Promotional Copy and Reviews, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tape and Disc Directory, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Draft-"A View from the West", 1990Add to your cart.
Author: Eric Segura
Folder 11: "A View from the West" Master, 1990Add to your cart.
Author: Eric Segura
Folder 12: The Shifting Foundation Grant Application, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Society for New Music News Letter, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The University of Chicago Library Order Request, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Editions Shelan Publications Ad, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Open Space Leaflet, ca. 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Baku Arts Center Info, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NEH Fellowship Application Statement, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Application for the Center for Advanced Study, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Proposal to Center for Advanced Study - The Scratch Project, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Audio-Video Graphics Invoice, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Discovery Systems Contract, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Lingua Press Book Price Lists, ca. 1991Add to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vasulkas Review and Crosswinds Monthly News Letter, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NMA Publications Original Copy, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Logos Foundation Flyer, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The SoundArt Foundation Flyer, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News Letters and Book Reviews, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fallen Leaf Press Advertisement, October 1, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Perspectives of New Music Contact List and Memo, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bernard Rogers 100th Anniversary Info, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Contact Phone Numbers, ca. 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: McGill University Catalog Submission, September 9, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The University of Wisconsin Press Submission, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lingua Press Price and Discount Lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Fonts Designs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "A Journal of Text as Sound Experiment" Flyer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Frog Peak Music Supplemental Catalog, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Publisher-Author Contract Master Copy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Sample Response to LP Inquiries, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Lingua Press Ad Masters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Design Copy for Glenn Block, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Composition Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Flyer #88, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Experimental Music Publication Print-out, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: LP Past Due Reminder, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Folder 1: From "Sneden's Landing Variation" (Frank O'Hara) by Virgil Thomson, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lingua Press Collection Two Catalogue, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: IMI NEWS (Israel Music Institute), 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mounted Publicity Image - The Percussion Group, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
This subseries contains three types of correspondance held within the Lingua Press records with varrying date ranges. The subseries is arranged according to the orgininal order.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal, Not Urgent, 1983-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Professional, Not Urgent, 1978-1990Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Professional, Not Urgent, 1978-1990Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Professional, Priority, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Part 1 of 2
Folder 7: Professional, Priority, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Part 2 of 2
Box 66Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Universiy of Iowa Correspondence, March 20, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 26: National Endorcement for the Arts Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Elaine Barkin Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Fallen Leaf Press Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Paul Smoker Correspondence, March 2, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Louis Zoellar Bickett Correspondence, May 7 and 12, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Gary Verkade Correspondence, October 7, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Jim Boros Correspondence, October 23, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Alex Lubet Correspondence, November 9, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Two-Eighteen Press Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Radio Tangerine Wave, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Tenaya Lake Postcard from Candace, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Sound Encounters Festival Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 38: SoundArt Foundation, Inc. Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence-note from Herbert (Brun?), undatedAdd to your cart.

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