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Interview with James Clouser.

Interview with James Clouser.
Clouser, James

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Additional Authors
Terry, Walter
1 streaming audio file (approximately 32 minutes): digital
Streaming audio file (approximately 32 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks.] Walter Terry introduces his guest James Clouser, a dancer, composer, choreographer, and ballet master; Clouser speaks with Terry about his background including his studies at the Eastman School [Eastman School of Dance and Dramatic Action] and his association with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; his choreographic and musical compositions including the Adam and Eve ballet he choreographed for television; composing for ballet compared with composing a "pure" piece of music; more on the Adam and Eve ballet including illustrations (as played by Clouser on the piano) of various themes in the composition; the relationship of the style of his choreography and the accompanying music including his belief that some music is not suitable for dance; the choreographers and composers who influenced him; his duties as ballet master of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Clouser plays an excerpt on the piano from a composition on which he is currently working. [Final approximate seven minutes of the recording consists of closing remarks, announcements, and music.]
  • National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
  • Gift of Walter Terry.
Uniform Title
Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Dance Audio Archive
Sound recordings.
  • Interview with James Clouser conducted by Walter Terry, as host, for broadcast on October 3, 1965 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series Invitation to dance. The recording includes excerpts from James Clouser's compositions, both recorded and as played by Clouser during the interview.
  • The sound quality is good.
  • The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Call Number
*MGZTO 7-303
  • 37122371
  • 37122371
Clouser, James, interviewee.
Interview with James Clouser.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
audio file
Recorded for radio station WNYC, New York October 3, 1965 New York (N.Y.)
Restricted Access
Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Original Version
Original format: one sound reel (approximately 32 minutes); polyester, half-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto7303_v01f01_sc.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-303
Former call number: *MGZT 7-303
Local Note
Archival original: *MGZTO 7-303; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 7 in. reel. Restored and rehoused in 2015 following water damage.
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 10-303; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 10 in. reel; polyester.
Preservation funded by the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.
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Added Author
Terry, Walter, interviewer.
Added Title
Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 7-303
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