Re: Jim Tenney

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 24 2006 - 10:45:12 PDT

James Tenney is in the video of Carolee Schneemann's performance piece Meat Joy. I rented a tape once from FMC, though it's not on their website - you'd have to call them to see if it's still available. Tenney as I recall is visible but not prominently so.
Tenney was the pianist for the 1964 New York performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Originale. In Peter Moore's film of the event, he is seen at the beginning, performing Stockhausen's Kontakte with Max Neuhaus. Later, he is briefly seen wearing an animal costume made by Schneemann.

He is also one of the interviewees in Jim Shedden's Brakhage documentary.
Andy Ditzler
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From: Madison Brookshire <(address suppressed)>
Sent: Oct 24, 2006 1:06 PM
To: (address suppressed)
Subject: Jim Tenney

Dear Frameworkers,

Calarts is preparing for a celebration of Jim Tenney's life and work, including a screening of films he participated in. If you know of his (level of) involvement in any films or videos, please let me know, on or off list. For instance, I'm almost positive that Jim acts in Desistfilm (I believe I see his initials scratched onto the film in the credits), but did he do sound for the film as well? Also, does anyone know who did the soundtrack for Reflections on Black? It's been some time since I last saw the film, but I recall a piano accompaniment.

Here's a list of works I know he participated in:

Cat's Cradle
Christ Mass Sex Dance
Reel 5 (... .)

Viet Flakes

Again, if you know of others or have information on his level of participation, I would greatly appreciate it.

As always, thanks in advance,


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