[Note: The main portion of this 'letter' was a flyer Harry had for his current activities. The portion starting "Dear Phillip Keeney" is what Harry typed to Phil...]
PROSPECTS FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF GENESIS OF A MUSIC ALSO FOR A PROPOSED PERFORMANCE/PERFORMANCES OF THE BEWITCHED
GENESIS OF A MUSIC
Da Capo Press, New York, has assured publication sometime this Fall, 1973. Possibly by Feb. 1974 This new version will contain roughly fifty thousand new words: a new preface, three new chapters, and several appendices; also, about fifty new photographs of instruments. Construction and tuning of the instruments is explained.
Originally published by the University of Wisconsin Press, 1949; out of print since 1963.
Performed four times: at the University of Illinois (twice); for Washington University, St. Louis; and for Columbia University, New York -- in 1957-59. Rehearsals are soon to begin for a Spring, 1974 performance at San Diego State University. Dates of the performance to be announced shortly. The question of a tour here and possibly in Europe is pending.
Only two full scores of Partch's works -- covering a period of about four and a half decades -- have been published. Both may be out of print but are probably available in most music libraries.
AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY
Source, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 1967
2101 22nd Street Sacramento,
Soundings, No.2, April 1972
15102 Polk Street
Sylmar, California 91342
FROM THE MUSIC OF HARRY PARTCH, Composers Recordings, Inc. CR1 193 (out of print)
AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY, Composers Recordings, Inc. CR1 5-213
THE WORLD OF HARRY PARTCH, Columbia Records MS-7207
DELUSION OF THE FURY, Columbia Records M2-30576
THE BEWITCHED (to be released soon), Composers Recordings, Inc. CR1 304
The six recordings that Partch brought out on his Gate 5 label are nearly all out of print.
The latest film on Partch's work is THE DREAMER THAT REMAINS (1973). Sale or rental is in the hands of the Macmillan Co., Publishers, New York.
An earlier demonstration film, MUSIC STUDIO--HARRY PARTCH (1958). Distributed by Cinema 16, Grove Press, New York.
ROTATE THE BODY (1961), a film on University of Illinois gymnasts. Script and music by Partch. Distributed by Cinema 16, Grove Press, New York.
Dear Philip Keeney (Nov. 26. 1973)
You are "simply a 20-year-old youngster" and I am simply a worn out 72-year-old man. Although this morning I feel as though I could build a house, or at least think about it. I am not a tour organizer, nor is Danlee M. and it seems probable that I will not be present if one is organized. I am very glad that you got something out of Delusion. Thanks for your kind letter.
Address inquiries to -
San Diego State University
San Diego, California 92115