UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Niranjan Benegal recordings: Burhan Sukarma; Pusaka Sunda (concert), 1987-06-20  PDF

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Benegal, Niranjan
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Niranjan Benegal recordings: Burhan Sukarma; Pusaka Sunda (concert)
2 items  :  EC - 2 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); Duration: 1:04:10
Collection Number
Recorded at Asia Pacific Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 6-20-87.
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.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Niranjan Benegal on cassette (TDK MA-C90 (metal tape), Dolby B)

Contents: 87-37.1 - Spoken introduction by Lorraine Sakata; Kacapi Suling (32:20); 87-37.2 - Gamelan Degung (31:50) (music in progress when tape begins)

Documentation: Photo-copy of original cassette wrapper.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Niranjan Benegal, a native of India, was an architect by profession and a resident of Seattle since 1966. Coming from a family of artists, photographers and filmmakers, he pursued photography and film making as a serious hobby. He won several photography awards in collegiate competitions in India and in the U.S. and won the first place award in short films at the 1969 NW Experimental Film Festival in Seattle.

Rae Ann Stahl is co-founder and co-director of Pusaka Sunda, a gamelan degung ensemble. Stahl is also Library Associate Dean of Technology and Information Services at San Jose State University.

Burhan Sukarma, from West Java, Indonesia, is a Suling bamboo flute virtuoso. He played a variety of musical instruments during his student years, and after moving to the regional capital, Bandung, in the late 1960's, began to study the suling (end-blown bamboo flute). He became a master musician on the suling and other instruments of the gamelan degung ensemble, and has appeared on many traditional and contemporary suling recordings produced in West Java. From 1972-1986 he was principal musician at Radio Repulik Indonesia (RRI) in Bandung. In the United States he has taught at the University of Washington, San Jose State University, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Sundanese
  • Geographical Names :
  • Indonesia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Java
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Stahl, Rae Ann (performer)
    • Sukarma, Burhan (performer)