UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Văn Khê Trần lecture recordings (Tran Van Khe), 1966-04-14  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Trần, Văn Khê, 1921 - 2015
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Văn Khê Trần lecture recordings (Tran Van Khe)
2 items  :  OT - 2 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); EC - 3 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); 2 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 1:01:44
Collection Number
Recorded in Manila, Philippines, April 14, 1966 (recordist unknown).
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Trần Văn Khê (1921-2015) was a musician, teacher, academic, and writer from Vietnam. He was raised by his aunt and uncle who taught him music from a young age--Vietnamese stringed instruments and drums in particular. He earned his PhD in Musicology and carried out research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. His focus was on Asian music, particularly Indian, Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic musical traditions. During his lifetime, Trần Văn Khê published a variety of articles and taught over a thousand students. In 2008, he was named an Honorary Member of the International Music Council of UNESCO.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Lecture in English on classical Vietnamese music; includes taped examples as well as live demonstrations of instruments (timbres, tunings, modes)

Transmission Data: Digital files created 4/2015 - 66-3.1.wav (48:59), 66-3.2.wav (12:45) (48 kHz, 24-bit)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1966003-0001: Lecture: Tran Van Khe
1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Vietnamese--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Sound Recordings