‘9 evenings’ is the name given to a series of performances presented at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York from 13 to 23 October 1966. Thirty technicians from Bell Telephone Laboratories made their technology available to ten New York artists: John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind, Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, and Robert Whitman.
Combining theatre, dance and music, the ‘9 evenings’ were a milestone in the history of the rapprochement between art and technology and between artists and scientists.
This set of filmed performances was presented as a film by Swedish publisher and filmmaker Barbro Schultz Lundestam, who published books by Jean Cocteau, Charles Baudelaire, Yukio Mishima, Simone de Beauvoir and Marguerite Duras. She presented the film at a public event at the Collection Lambert on Saturday 5 March 2011 at 3pm.