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No Wayne State University improvisation chamber ensemble was organized in 1966 by Dr. Ruth Wylie. The group was originally conceived as a teaching aid but soon it was receiving enthusiastic reactions from concert audiences during the past year Dr. Wiley's Chamber Ensemble has performed in several states and an entirely new idiom of musical performance has been developed by the performances still maintain their experimental character. Now I'm here with tonight's programme of improvisation is Professor Ruth Wylie of Wayne State University. Thank you and good evening. The second program by the Wayne State University improvisation Chamber Ensemble. Will be very similar to the first in the sense that we intend to do one number in two different versions for you and then fill out the program with one or more free improvisations at the at the end of the program. This work in this work we will make use of a smaller group than the five that we normally make use. And this is a trio written by one of our members John Wray our trio
for flute percussion and piano. No I'm sorry it's double bass and trumpet double bass and piano. The reason I'm confused is we have done it in other versions too. But I'll reiterate that so you can be sure to get it right. This is piano trumpet percussion trio by John Ray. Although I usually play the flute in the group once in a while I like to play the piano in the some of these performances because it's a little more enjoyable and perhaps I may do a little better at it. So I will be playing the piano in this number and in both versions as a matter of fact so that you can see that there is a difference even when the same performer is involved at the piano. So the first version for you. With myself at the piano. Jim Hart way percussion Frank Bucholtz trumpet. A trio By JOHN RHEA.
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You have just heard the first version of the trio By JOHN RHEA for piano trumpet and percussion. And now we are about to do for you a second version with the same performers. Why.
We have just played second free improvisation this time for Two
Pianos. The pianist where John and myself. May I remind you once again that if you would be interested in having some information about this group and or some examples of the design plans that we work from Would you please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to w d e t. Music 5 0 3 5 Woodward Detroit Michigan 4 8 2 0 2. That was Professor Ruth Wiley with the Wayne State University improvisation Chamber Ensemble. If you wish information on this group and samples of the design plans for several of the improvisations send fifteen cents in stamps to music. W d e t FM 5 0 3 5 Woodward Avenue Detroit 4 8 2 0 2. This program was produced for national educational radio by w d e t FM Wayne State University Detroit. The engineers Charles Nairn and David Pierce producer are on hood. This is the national
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Improvisation Chamber Ensemble
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Wayne State University
WDET (Radio station : Detroit, Mich.)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program features live improvisational music, as well as a spoken introduction by Ruth Shaw Wylie.
Series Description
Series of performances by Wayne State U. Improvisation Chamber Ensemble, which was organized in 1966 by Dr. Ruth Shaw Wylie, as an experiment in teaching contemporary techniques to advanced composition students. Refer also to blue spiral book under 67-29.
Media type
Performing Group: Improvisation Chamber Ensemble
Producing Organization: Wayne State University
Producing Organization: WDET (Radio station : Detroit, Mich.)
Speaker: Wylie, Ruth Shaw
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-29-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:30:12
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