UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: M. Ando and C. Blasdel, 1985-03-08  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: M. Ando and C. Blasdel
7 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 3 VHS (1 digital audio recording and 2 video recordings, SP, stereo); Earliest copies (EC) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working tape (WT) - 1 DAT (digital, stereo)
Collection Number
Concert performance by Masateru Ando and Christopher Blasdel, recorded at the University of Washington, Music Auditorium, 1985 March 8. 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

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

Concert title: An Evening of Koto and Shakuhachi.

Performers: Masateru Ando/koto; Christopher Blasdel/shakuhachi. The event was approximately 1 3/4 hours in length.

Contents: 85-9.1 OT is original digitally processed audio recording, recorded with Panasonic PV-6000 VCR, Sony PCM-F1 digital audio processor, PZM mics; 85-9.2-3 OT are original video tapes, recorded with Panasonic PV-9000 VCR, JVC GXN-70 videocamera; 85-9.4-6 EC are analog copies of digital original (durations: 33:34, 43:50, 21:15); 85-9.1 WT is DAT copy of digital original.

Duration: 3:30:00.

See logsheet for complete description of contents.

Documentation: Flyer, program, biography of Dr. Ando.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

3 videotapes
85-9.1: VHS 1
85-9.2: VHS 2
85-9.3: VHS 3

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
85-9.4: Reel 1
85-9.5: Reel 2
85-9.6: Reel 3

Working tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
1985009-0001: 85-9.1: DAT 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Japan
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Andō, Masateru (performer)
    • Blasdel, Christopher Yohmei (performer)