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Dripsody

Description: Recording of Hugh le Caine's Dripsody. It is an study for variable speed recorder. It was composed in one night. Le Caine used a recording of a drop of water falling into a bucket, which he re- recorded different speeds, obtaining the heights of a pentatonic scale. Using 25 connectors and the variable speed tape recorder, it produced thousands of sound effects. Dripsody begins with the original sound of the water drop, repetition loop. Shortly afterwards, by adding more loops, the density of the sound increases and an arpeggio figure is produced. The complete work, lasting one minute and twenty-six seconds, was finished at 7.30 am, and Le Caine played it for those who arrived at the laboratory.
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Date: 1955
Creator: Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian

Description: Willis Conover interviews George Avakian. This recording only contains the interview, and not the full program.
Date: November 29, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Dave Brubeck.
Date: November 10, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #131-B, Interview with Kai Winding

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Kai Winding. This is the first interview conducted for Music USA.
Date: April 15, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II

Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. "Laura," the last selection in this part, was not included in the final broadcast.
Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Biography in Rhythm

Description: A 1955 radio program presenting an account of the history of jazz. Willis Conover later adapted this program's introduction for use in the Jazz at the Smithsonian television programs which he hosted.
Date: July 26, 1955
Creator: National Broadcasting Company
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III

Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. The first and second selections in this part, "Laura" and "Spanish Lace," were not included in the final broadcast.
Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #191-B, Interview with Marian McPartland

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Marian McPartland
Date: June 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #230-B, Interview with Chet Baker

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Chet Baker.
Date: June 29, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #219-B, Interview with George Shearing

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with George Shearing.
Date: June 22, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #251-B, Interview with Eartha Kitt

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eartha Kitt.
Date: July 20, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #181-B, Interview with Billy Taylor

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with pianist Billy Taylor.
Date: May 25, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Benny Goodman

Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library