Hiroaki Tohgi class demonstration recordings, 2015-05-04  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Hiroaki Tohgi class demonstration recordings
2 items  :  WD - 1 DVD; Duration: 00:33:55; program (information re: Hiroaki Tohgi's residency)
Collection Number
Music of the Japanese Imperial Court (Gagaku) - class demonstration by Chief Court Musician Hiroaki Tohgi, UW School of Music, Music 440/540 "Music in Asian America," (C. Sunardi), Music 58, May 4, 2015.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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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

Video recording made for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; recorded with Panasonic AG-HMC 150P camcorder; processed in Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro and DVD work disc produced (digital files saved - 2015-5.1.mov, 2015-5.1.img)

Contents: Demonstration of gagaku instruments and dance by Maestro Hiroaki Tohgi; assisted by Yuka Shibuya; translation by Michiko Sakai and Memmi Ochi; demonstration of Javanese dance movements by Christina Sunardi (requested by Hiroaki Tohgi to compare with gagaku movements)

Related collections: 2015-4 - Hiroaki Tohgi demonstration/performance 5/6/15; 2015-6 - Hiroaki Tohgi lecture, UW Allen Library Auditorium 5/4/15; 2015-10 - Hiroaki Tohgi demonstration/performance (Asian Art Museum) 5/8/15.

Documentation: Poster

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance--Japan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gagaku
  • Music--Japan
  • Corporate Names :
  • Music Building (Seattle, Wash.) (event place)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Japan
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Tohgi, Hiroaki (performer)