Collection Number: 20426

Collection Title: Loren Connors Collection, 1989-2006

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 70 items)
Abstract The Loren Connors Collection consists mostly of reference copies of commercial audio recordings created and compiled by composer, Loren MazzaCane Connors. The recordings, which primarily feature avant-garde and experimental guitar music by Connors, include commercial releases, promotional copies, annotated personal copies, and self-released material by Connors, as well as compilations and collaborations by Connors with other artists, including Kath Bloom, Keiji Haino, Jandek, Suzanne Langille, and Alan Licht, among others. The collection also contains photographs and printed materials related to Connors, including a copy of his chapter book, Autumn's Sun (1999).
Creator Connors, Loren, 1949-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Loren Connors Collection #20426, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Loren Connors of Brooklyn, N.Y., in October 2007 (Acc. 100777).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Loren MazzaCane Connors was born in New Haven, Conn. in 1949. Best known as a composer and improvisor, Connors has recorded over 9,000 hours of guitar music since the 1970s, significant portions of which have been released by various labels across the globe. Connors also has additional bodies of work in the fields of both visual and language arts, including the 1999 publication, Autumn's Sun. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Suzanne Langille, and his son.

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The Loren Connors Collection consists mostly of reference copies of commercial audio recordings created and compiled by composer, Loren MazzaCane Connors. The recordings, which primarily feature avant-garde and experimental guitar music by Connors, include commercial releases, promotional copies, annotated personal copies, and self-released material by Connors. Also included are compilations and collaborations by Connors with other artists, including Kath Bloom, Keiji Haino, Jandek, Suzanne Langille, and Alan Licht, among others. Recordings are on LP record, 45-rpm record, and Compact Disc (CD).

The collection also includes photographs and printed materials related to Loren Connors. Photographs consist of inkjet print copies of photographs of Connors, including promotional shots and documentation of live performances by Connors. Printed materials consist of an issue of Yak'uz'a magazine, with an accompanying Compact Disc (CD) compilation, and a copy of Autumn's Sun, a chapter book by Loren Connors published in 1999 by Glass Eye Books.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Photographs, circa 1980s-2000s.

15 items.

Inkjet prints of Loren Connors, including promotional shots and documentation of live performances by Connors. Some prints have been edited, presumably by Loren Connors, with blank ink.

Image Folder 1-3

Loren Connors: Headshots and performing on stage, circa 1980s-2000s #20426, Series: "1. Photographs, circa 1980s-2000s." 1-3

Inkjet prints

13 images

Mostly black-and-white and color inkjet prints on copy paper and photographic paper.

Oversize Image Folder 1

Loren Connors: Performing on stage, circa 1980s-2000s #20426, Series: "1. Photographs, circa 1980s-2000s." 1

Inkjet prints

2 images

Oversize black-and-white photocopied and inkjet prints on copy and photographic paper.

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3 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Includes an issue of Yak'uz'a magazine with an accompanying Compact Disc (CD) compilation and a copy of Autumn's Sun, a chapter book by Loren Connors published in 1999 by Glass Eye Books.

Folder 1

Yak'uz'a, No. 8, 1996 #20426, Series: "2. Printed Materials, 1996-1999." Folder 1

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/35

Why We Came Together: A Yak'uz'a Compilation, 1996 #20426, Series: "2. Printed Materials, 1996-1999." CD-20426/35

Found with Yak'uz'a, No. 8. Includes "Why We Came Together" by Loren MazzaCane Connors.

Folder 2

Autumn's Sun, 1999 #20426, Series: "2. Printed Materials, 1996-1999." Folder 2

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51 items.

Arrangement: By format.

Processing information: Titles compiled from SFC database. Associated record label and release number listed beneath title if known. An additional audio recording (CD-20426/35) found with printed material resides in series 2.

Commercial releases, promotional copies, annotated personal copies, and self-released material by Loren MazzaCane Connors. Also includes compilations and collaborations with Loren MazzaCane Connors and other artists, including Kath Bloom, Keiji Haino, Jandek, Suzanne Langille, and Alan Licht, among others.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003.

12 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

45-20426/1

Tarantistic Seed Plot of a World to Come, 1992 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/1

45 rpm record

Road Cone RoCo 001

45-20426/2

Loren MazzaCane, [Five Points], 1993 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/2

45 rpm record

45-20426/3

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Adonais, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/3

45 rpm record

Black Label 2, Father Yod FYPS09

45-20426/4

Loren MazzaCane Connors, The End, the Afternoon, the Light, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/4

45 rpm record

45-20426/5

Loren MazzaCane Connors, The Stations of the Cross, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/5

45 rpm record

Menlo Park 7002.

45-20426/6

Instress Volume 2, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/6

45 rpm record

Road Cone RoCo 010-in2

45-20426/7

Matthew Ship, "Spinal Syntax"; Loren MazzaCane Connors, "Exile"; Val Bertoia, "Sculptures of Sonambient", 1996 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/7

45 rpm record

Originally included in issue 1 of Halana magazine.

45-20426/8

The Azusa Plane, "Volume 3: Every Wave Has Its Own Integrity"; Loren Mazzacane Connors, "Spirit", 1996 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/8

45 rpm record

Doorstep Vinyl DV003

45-20426/9

Loren MazzaCane Connors, "Desire", "A Selke's Air", 1997 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/9

45 rpm record

45-20426/11

Instress Volume 4, 1997 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/11

45 rpm record

Road Cone RoCo 014-in4

45-20426/10

Loren Connors, "Moon Gone Down 1", "Moon Gone Down 2", 2003 #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/10

45 rpm record

Family Vineyard FV33

45-20426/12

Robert Crotty, Prove It! #20426, Subseries: "3.2 45-rpm Records, 1992-2003." 45-20426/12

45 rpm record

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34 items.

Arrangement: Chronological by release date.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/22

Loren Mazzacane & Suzanne Langille, Come Night, 1991 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/22

Compact Disc (CD)

What Next WN 0004

Recorded 1991, released Spring 1991. Features Brian Johnson and George Cartwright.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/2

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Hell's Kitchen Park, New York, N.Y., 1993 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/2

Compact Disc (CD)

Black Label 1

Recorded 1993, released August 1993. Includes hand-made cover. Features Suzanne Langille.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/3

Loren MazzaCane, Moonyean, 1994 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/3

Compact Disc (CD)

Road Cone RoCo 008

Recorded 1994, released August 1994. Features Suzanne Langille.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/23

Keiji Haino and Loren MazzaCane, Live at Downtown Music Loft, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/23

Compact Disc (CD)

Persona Non Grata #2/Father Yod FYP-C06

Recorded 1 August 1992, released Spring 1995.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/4

Loren MazzaCane Connors, 9th Avenue, 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/4

Compact Disc (CD)

Black Label 3

Recorded 1994, released Summer 1995. Features Jamie and Terrell.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/30

New York Guitars, New York, N.Y., 1995 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/30

Compact Disc (CD)

Composers Recordings Inc. / Emergency Music CD 698

Released in 1995. Includes "Departure" by Loren MazzaCane Connors

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/7

Loren MazzaCane Connors, A Possible Dawn, 1995-1997 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/7

Compact Disc (CD)

Recorded 1995, 1996, and 1997. CD-R with no label name and homemade cover. Features Jean-Marc Montera and Thurston Moore.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/1

Loren MazzaCane Connors, In Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1996 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/1

Compact Disc (CD)

Dexter's Cigar DEX07

Recorded live in Pittsburgh in 1989 and reissued by Dexter's Cigar in 1996. Includes Dexter's Cigar insert and hand-cut/marked insert.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/5

Loren MazzaCane Connors, The Carmelites, 1997 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/5

Compact Disc (CD)

P-Vine P-5139

Recorded 1996, released February 1997. Includes prints of original cover photographs.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/6

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Calloden Harvest, 1997 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/6

Compact Disc (CD)

Road Cone RoCo 018

Recorded 1997, released November 1997.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/8

Loren MazzaCane Connors, In Twilight, 1998 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/8

Compact Disc (CD)

Alien8 Recordings ALIENCD 011

Recorded in Olympia, Wash. (undated) and New York, N.Y. (September 21, 1998), released November 1998. Features Matthew Heyner.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/9

Loren MazzaCane Connors, The Bridge, 1998 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/9

Compact Disc (CD)

Megalon Records meg03

Recorded 1998, released Summer 1998. MEG 03.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/24

Suzanne Langille with Loren MazzaCane Connors, The Enchanted Forest, 1998 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/24

Compact Disc (CD)

Secretly Canadian SC18

Recorded 1996, released 1 September 1998.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/10

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Evangeline, 1998 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/10

Compact Disc (CD)

Road Cone RoCo 021

Recorded 1998, released September 1998. Features Suzanne Langille.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/11

Loren MazzaCane Connors, St. Vincent's Newsboy Home, 1999 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/11

Compact Disc (CD)

Item Recordings 9901D

Recorded 1995-1998, released April 1999.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/25

Suzanne Langille, Andrew Burnes, David Daniell, Loren MazzaCane Connors, Let the Darkness Fall, New York, N.Y., 1999 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/25

Compact Disc (CD)

Secretly Canadian SC26

Recorded 1999, released 21 June 1999.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/12

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Airs, 1999 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/12

Compact Disc (CD)

Road Cone RoCo 023

Recorded 1999, released October 1999.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/13

Loren MazzaCane Connors, Portrait of a Soul, 1999-2000 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/13

CD-R

FBWL FBWL 201

Recorded 1999, released by FBWL in June 2000. This copy is a CD-R with no artwork.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/20

Kath Bloom & Loren MazzaCane Connors, 1981-1984, 2000 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/20

Compact Disc (CD)

Megalon Meg07

Recorded 1981-1984, 1996, released February 2000.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/33

The Unaccompanied Voice, Acapella Compilation, 2000 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/33

Compact Disc (CD)

Secretly Canadian SC007

Released 11 July 2000. Promotional copy. Includes "A Sadness In Me" by Suzanne Langille.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/21

Suzanne Langille & Loren Mazzacane Connors, 1987-1989, Bridgeport, Conn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; New York, N.Y., 2000 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/21

Compact Disc (CD)

Secretly Canadian SC34

Recorded 1987-1989, released 11 September 2000. Includes select songs from Langille's appearances on Bluesmaster 1, Bluesmaster 2, and In Pittsburgh releases.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/26

Haunted House at the Downtown Music Gallery, New York, N.Y., 2000 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/26

Compact Disc (CD)

Recorded 29 August 1999, released in 2000 in a numbered edition of 30 copies. No label number. This copy has no edition number, with hand-made inserts. Features Loren Connors, Suzanne Langille, Andrew Burnes, and Neel Murgai.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/14

Loren MazzaCane Connors, The Little Match Girl, New York, N.Y., 2001 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/14

Compact Disc (CD)

Road Cone RoCo 029

Recorded 2000, released March 2001. Features Andrew Burnes and Neel Murgai.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/27

Darin Gray and Lauren MazzaCane Connors, This Past Spring, Bloomington, Ind., 2001 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/27

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard FV6

Recorded 4 March 2000, released 24 May 2001.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/31

Iamaphotographer, 2001 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/31

Compact Disc (CD)

Plain Recordings Plain101

Released 16 July 2001. Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blow-Up. Includes "The Wind In The Trees/The Couple" by Loren MazzaCane Conors.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/15

Loren Connors, The Departing of a Dream, 2002 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/15

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard FV11

Recorded 2001, released 5 March 2002.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/34

San Agustin with Suzanne Langille, Passing Song, New York, N.Y., 2002 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/34

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard fv9

Recorded 19 November 2000, released 7 May 2002. Includes Suzanne Langille with Bryan Fielden, Andrew Burnes, and David Daniell.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/16

Loren Connors, The Departing of a Dream Vol. II, 2003 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/16

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard FV22

Recorded 2002, released 22 April 2003.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/28

Loren Connors & Alan Licht, In France, Paris-Montreuil, France; Nantes, France; Poitiers, France, 2003 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/28

Compact Disc (CD)

FBWL FBWL 206

Recorded January 2002, released November 2003. Includes a Quicktime video track recorded at one of the performances. Mastered by Jim O'Rourke, video art by Nicolas Carpentier.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/17

Loren Connors, The Departing of a Dream Vol. III, 2004 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/17

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard FV34

Recorded 2004, released 4 May 2004.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/19

Loren Connors, Sails, 2006 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/19

Compact Disc (CD)

Table of the Elements 89

Recorded 1999-2005, released 24 January 2006. Features John Fahey.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/18

Loren Connors, Night Through: Singles and Collected Works 1976-2004, 2006 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/18

Compact Disc (CD)

Family Vineyard FV36

Recorded 1976-2004, released 6 June 2006. Features Robert Crotty, Suzanne Langille, Andrew Burnes, Neel Murgai, Mary Mazzacane.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/32

Innature, 2006 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/32

Compact Disc (CD)

Barge Recordings BRG001

Released 26 September 2006. Includes "Outside My Window" by Loren MazzaCane Connors.

Music Compact Disc CD-20426/29

Jandek, Manhattan Tuesday , New York, N.Y., 2007 #20426, Subseries: "3.3 Compact Discs, 1989-2005." CD-20426/29

Compact Disc (CD)

Corwood 0788

Recorded 6 September 2005, released May 2007. Band includes Jandek ("Representative from Corwood"), Loren Connors, Matt Heyner, and Chris Corsano. Two-CD set.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Brad San Martin, September 2016

Encoded by: Anne Wells, March 2017

Archival processing of the Loren Connors Collection was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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