UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Necdet Yasar Ensemble, 1993-05-01  PDF

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University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Necdet Yasar Ensemble
1 videotapes  :  1 vct (VHS, sp, color, stereo); Duration: 1:32:57
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Recording of the Yasar Necdet Ensemble at the University of Washington, Kane Hall 130, May 1, 1993; concert co-sponsored by the UW School of Music, the Turkish Ministry of Culture & the Turkish American Cultural Association of Seattle.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Necdet Yaşar (1930 - 2017) was a tanbur lute player and teacher, from Nizip, a small town near Gaziantep, Turkey. He graduated from the School of Economy, Istanbul University in 1953. As a student he first played bağlama before switching to tanbur. He played tanbur as a soloist or in a group in many foreign countries: United States, Canada, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Finland, South Korea and Israel. From 1972 to 1973 and 1980 to 81, Yaşar was a resident artist of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he gave lectures on the makam system of Ottoman Classical Music. Yaşar also performed as a tanbur artist and an ambassador of Turkish Classical Music with small or large ensembles including his own "The Necdet Yaşar Ensemble" in Europe, East Asia and North America. Yaşar is noted for his command of the Turkish makam melodic modes, his influential tanbur techniques, and the construction of his taksim improvisations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Moe Herman with Betacam equipment; unedited VHS copy made by recordist for Archives.

See collection 93-18 for audio recording of same concert.

Title of concert: Traditional Turkish and Sufi music: Necdet Yasar Ensemble.

Performers: Necdet Yasar/tanbur; Necati Celik/ud; Goksel Baktagir/kanun; Hasan Esen/kemence; Nurettin Celik/vocals, percussion; Omer Erdogdularey.

See logsheet for audio recording (collection 93-18) for contents listing.

Documentation: Concert program (filed under MB1 Turkey/93-18)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Kamānche
  • Oud
  • Qānūn (Musical instrument)
  • Ṭanbūr
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Geographical Names :
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Celik, Necati (instrumentalist)
    • Celik, Nurettin (vocalist)
    • Erdogdularey, Omer (instrumentalist)
    • Esen, Hasan (instrumentalist)
    • Göksel, Baktagir, 1966- (instrumentalist)
    • Yaşar, Necdet (instrumentalist)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Necdet Yaşar Ensemble (performer)