Laurel Sercombe recordings: Folklife Festival 1990 - The Eastern Ear, 1990-05  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe recordings: Folklife Festival 1990 - The Eastern Ear
2 videotapes  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 Video8 (8 mm, SP, color, stereo, TDK MP-90); Earliest copies (EC) - 1 VHS (SP, color, 3M T30)
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Recording of an exhibit at the Northwest Folklife Festival in 1990, recorded by Laurel Sercombe.
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted "Sounds of the World," a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection documents "The Eastern Ear: An International Musical Instrument and Textile Exhibit" at the Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center Pavilion, 1990 May 25-28.

"This exhibit is the result of a cooperative effort between the University of Washington Department of Ethnomusicology and the Northwest Folklife Festival. The majority of the instruments in the exhibition are on loan from the Archives of the University of Washington School of Music and research on all of the instruments was undertaken as an organology project by the graduate students in Ethnomusicology" (exhibit flyer).

Contents: the exhibit included instruments from 15 Asian countries and the Middle East: Tape 1 - brief introduction to exhibit, including interviews with Nancy Worden (curator), Irene Markoff, and Endo Suanda (8:00) (taped by KCTS); Tape 2 - walking tour of exhibit to show arrangement and lay-out (17:12) (taped with Sony CCD-V220 camcorder by Laurel Sercombe).

Documentation: Folklife program; exhibit flyer.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Video8 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Markoff, Irene Judyth, 1944- (performer)
    • Suanda, Endo (performer)