19 Nov 2014

Mikel Rouse Completes Phase 3 of Deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive

On November 19, 2014 Mikel Rouse completed Phase 3 of a 4-Part Phase of deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Works include digitized cassettes covering rehearsals and live recordings from 1980 to 1991, including performances by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, Tirez Tirez and various ensembles. In addition, this deposit includes original tapes of feature films for The End Of Cinematics, Funding and Music For Minorities. Also included are original acetates and test pressings for LP releases, early music videos, raw film and video footage and analog multi-track tapes.

In 2010, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced the acquisition of the Mikel Rouse Archive as part of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s permanent collection. The archive will include Rouse’s scores, manuscripts, digital media including audio, video, and film material, as well as art work, sketchbooks, diaries and correspondence.

“The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is honored to have Mikel Rouse’s archive in the collection,” said Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director for the Performing Arts. “The rich and important work of this wonderfully diverse artist will be available for patrons to study and learn from for years to come.” Speaking with the New York Times, Ms. Davis said, “There’s a lot, but thankfully, not only is he creative, extremely talented and very successful — he’s also organized.” The collection, she explained, is arriving in four waves: analog master tapes; scores, manuscripts and programs; digital media; and, finally, sketchbooks, diaries, contracts and correspondence.