KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ World Ear Project: A Rehearsal for a Work by John Dinwiddie

Analog Audio

Event Type
Other Finds
Program Series
World Ear Project
Program Length
9 min
1971-05-26 | broadcast
| 1971-03-28 | created
From March 28, 1971, a recording of a music rehearsal for an unidentified work by John Dinwiddie. As someone plays the piano one can hear a number of other people work on getting the electronic components to work. Abrupt explosions of sound occur as what might be radios and oscillators are plugged in, turned on, or suddenly disconnected. Joining the piano are chimes, whistles, and various forms of percussion in what seems to be a rather freewheeling rehearsal. Whether it is an actual piece being rehearsed or just musicians fooling around until the amps and microphones are all up and running is a little uncertain, but that doesn’t prevent the interested listener from enjoying the sonic surroundings.
Field recordings
Musical Selections
[set-up for and rehearsal of piece by John Dinwiddie, March 28, 1971]
Julian White, piano (rehearsal)
John Dinwiddie, piano (rehearsal)
Ambient sounds
Field recordings
Music rehearsals
Instrumental ensembles
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by Save America’s Treasures, a program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Dinwiddie, John
White, Julian, 1930-2006