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Improv Vets and Novitiates



A private session created for WPS1, first broadcast December 12, 2005. Innovative composer/performer and maker of avant garde opera Tristan Honsinger, a cellist born in USA but more active in Europe, was on tour in Japan in September 2005. Kazue Kobata, WPS1 Tokyo Correspondent, happens to be his good friend and producer, and they set up a truly ad-hoc private session at a quaint local club in downtown Tokyo, during the afternoon off-business hours and without an audience. The aim was to set up an interface between vets and novitiates of freely improvised music. Two other musicians joined: Shuichi Chino, a vet on piano, and guitarist Ryuichi Daijo, a novitiate with 2 years experience. The session was conducted truly with good intentions, with some suggestions regarding combination and playing unit time, and the result is a nice, warm, private session where WPS1's audience is invited for the first time before anyone else. (59 minutes)

Know internationally for his cello playing, innovative compositions, performances, and creator of avant guard opera Tristan Honsinger, toured Japan in September of 2005. Good friend and producer Kazue Kobata, set up this truly ad-hoc private session at a quaint local club in downtown Tokyo, during off-business hours, and without an audience. The aim was to set up an interface between vets, and novitiates, of freely improvised music. Tristan was joined by piano vet Shuichi Chino, and Ryuichi Daljo, a novitiate guitarist with two years of experience. The session was conducted with some suggestions regarding combination and playing unit time, resulting in a nice, warm, private session where WPS1's audience is invited for the first time before anyone else. (59 minutes)

This private session was created for WPS1, and first broadcast December 12, 2005.
 

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