Tudor's Electronics

David Tudor's manipulations of electronic circuits are legendary. His alterations were usually the result of a great deal of experimentaion in which diagrams and sketches were used in the conceptual stage as well as for documenting his work. The image to the right is an unknown component that we found (along with many others) at Tudor's home at Stony Point, NY. It is a good example of a typical Tudor box. Notice the housing is a plastic box - he was renoun for using soap dishes as contairers for his creations. Many of his creations, however, were housed inside a silver aluminum containers (good for preventing RF interference) rather than plastic. As was the norm with David Tudor, none of the inputs, outputs, or controls have a label.

Below are examples of both of these phases of his work. Click on the image to see a larger version of it.

These WERE unknown schematic diagrams. Thanks to the informed knowledge of R. Albert Falesch, we now know what these schematics are. Click on the images below to find out more.

Please come back to this page for some fresh mystery circuits... arriving soon.

Below are three different set-up diagrams for Tudor's Rainforest.




New to the electronics page are some short essays that we have thrown together about certain key elements to Tudor's electronic performance. These have always been on the site but were hidden "sneaky" links from the image map on the home page. We decided that the information was important enough to the understanding of Tudor's music that we should make them more obvious.

Over time we will expand these into real works of prose but for now...


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For more information contact: John D.S. Adams (info@davidtudor.org)