UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh, 1976-06-04  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh
16 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 4 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working discs (WD) - 4 compact discs (digital copy of analog original); 4 AIFF files; 4 SD2F files
Collection Number
Concert recorded at the University of Washington, HUB Auditorium, 1976 June 4. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performers: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar/rudra vina; Raja Chatrapati Singh/pakhawaj; introductions by Robert Kauffman.

Recorded by Gary Margason with Nagra IV-S.

Contents: Yaman Kalyan; Kambhoji; Pakhawaj solo ("Pancham (Todi?)"); "All in Chautal" (note from original archive sheet)

Durations: OT set - 48:07, 33:13, 32:26, 27:14; WD set - 48:41, 33:33, 32:43, 27:43 (total = 2:22:40)

Note: Work Tape (WT) set made from OTs in 1985 (4 reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 10 in. and 7 in.)); WT Reel 4 was re-dubbed from OT on 1991 May 17 to remove separation between items (OT showed signs of oxide shed so baked 4 hours at 140 degrees, 1991 May 15, before second WT made).

OT set baked March 2007 before WD set produced; WT set discarded after WD set produced.

Transmission Data: Digital files created March 2007 - 76-14.1_WD.aif, 76-14.1_WD.Sd2f, 76-14.2_WD.aif, 76-14.2_WD.Sd2f, 76-14.3_WD.aif, 76-14.3_WD.Sd2f, 76-14.4_WD.aif, 76-14.4_WD.Sd2f.

Documentation: Concert program, flyer

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3
Reel 4

Working discsReturn to Top

4 optical media
1976014-0001: CD 1
Contents: Introduction of artists; tuning; Yaman Kalyan (continued on next disc)
1976014-0002: CD 2
Contents: Yaman Kalyan (composition with pakhawaj); introduction of next Rag; tuning; Kambhoji.
1976014-0003: CD 3
Contents: Introduction; Pakhawaj solo (Dhamar tal); Pakhawaj solo (fast Cau tal)
1976014-0004: CD 4
Contents: Introduction; tuning; Rag Nandeshwari; tuning; Rag "Pancham (Todi?)" (last item also identified as "combo of Todi and something")

AIFF filesReturn to Top

4 audio files
76-14.1_WD: Digital file 1
76-14.2_WD: Digital file 2
76-14.3_WD: Digital file 3
76-14.4_WD: Digital file 4

SD2F filesReturn to Top

4 audio files
76-14.1_WD: Digital file 5
76-14.2_WD: Digital file 6
76-14.3_WD: Digital file 7
76-14.4_WD: Digital file 8

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Dhrupad
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Pakhawaj
  • Rudra Vina
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin, 1929-1990 (performer)
    • Singh, Raja C. (performer)