UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: G.S. Sachdev/Bansri, 1976-02-28  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; Lieberman, Fredric; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: G.S. Sachdev/Bansri
8 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 4 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, mostly 1/2 track, 7 in.); 4 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Collection Number
Performance of Indian music recorded at the University of Washington School of Music, 1976 February 28. 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

Film and soundtrack recorded by Robert Garfias (camera) and Fred Lieberman (sound).

Audio recorded with Nagra III, KM84 mic, Ampex 407 (but Reel 1 appears to be mostly stereo and Reels 2-3 appear to be entirely stereo).

Film: EFB at ASA 125 (shot at f8)

Reels 1-3 appear to be a live concert recording; Reel 4 includes an interview with the artist.

Performers: G.S. Sachdev/bansri; Arshad Syed/tabla; Gay Kragy/tampura, sruti box.


Tape 1 - Introduction and preparations; tuning; Madhuvanti: alap; Madhuvanti: gat; tuning; artist's introduction; Bhupali: alap.

Tape 2 - Bhupali (cont.); Bhupali: gat; announcement.

Tape 3 - Rag: alap; Rag: gat.

Tape 4 - "Roll'em"; Dhun (Desh first - Ragamala): alap; Dhun: gat (vilambit); Dhun: gat (drut); applause and conversation; artist's explanation, interview.

Original tapes digitized February 2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 76-2.1.wav (48:06), 76-2.2.wav (14:09), 76-2.3.wav (21:24), 76-2.4.wav (23:27)

Duration: 1:47:06

Documentation: Film log; stage layout

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
1976002-0001: Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3
Reel 4

WAV filesReturn to Top

4 audio files
76-2.1: Digital file 1
76-2.2: Digital file 2
76-2.3: Digital file 3
76-2.4: Digital file 4

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--India
  • 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 :
    • Husain, Syed Arshad (performer)
    • Sachdev, G.S. (performer)