UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Concert with Yu Qi and Arijit Mahalanabis, 2008-11-21  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Concert with Yu Qi and Arijit Mahalanabis
Dates
2008-11-21
Quantity
2 items  :  OT - 2 vcts (mini-DV, stereo); WD - 2 DVDs (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:46:45
Collection Number
2008015
Summary
Shared concert sponsored by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division; recorded in Brechemin Auditorium, UW, November 21, 2008.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Arijit Mahalanabis began his studies in music under vocalist Smt. Shahana Banerjee of Delhi, shortly before his family moved from India to the United States. Faced with few options for formal study, Arijit undertook an intense period of self-directed study, encouraged and supported by his mother, Smt. Sukla Mahalanobis. Starting in 1989, he began a long association with Penn State University's Raaga. During this time, he received much encouragement, mentoring and informal guidance from the members of this group, in particular in the joys of Carnatic music. In 1999 he moved to Seattle, a seminal moment in his musical life. There, he began a diligent period of discipleship under Smt. Shantha Benegal, a vocalist and musicologist versed in Dagar Bani Dhrupad, Khayal, and Thumri. Arijit learned much about each of these forms from his primary Guru. He was deeply influenced in his studies by time spent with various visiting musicians, particularly Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, Pta. Aditi Kaikini Upadhya, Pta. Neela Bhagwat and Pt. Samir Chatterjee. From his experiences, Arijit has emerged as a vocalist immersed in the nuances of the four genres of Hindustani music – Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri and Tappa. Arijit spent 15 years rejuvenating the Seattle Indian music scene, in the process serving in several major organizations. He served as the president of Ragamala, an organization devoted to presenting musicians from India to Seattle audiences. Arijit also established the Ashta Prahar, an annual 24 hour festival of Indian music, featuring a lineup of musicians local, national and international. He performed at every major venue in the area, including Ragamala, Town Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, the University of Washington, and Northwest Folklife Festival. Arijit has also performed across the country at various venues. After serving in adjunct positions at the Evergreen State College and the University of Washington, in 2008, Arijit found his true calling as a teacher of music, when he established the Seattle Indian Music Academy (SIMA). In 2014, after 15 years in Seattle, he relocated to State College, and is presently helping to establish a new SIMA (the Society for Indian Music and Arts) in his old hometown.

- http://societyforindianmusicandarts.org

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Michiko Urita for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives with Sony DCR-VX1000 camcorder.

Performers: Yu Qi, guzheng (concert first half); Arijit Mahalanabis, Hindustani vocalist, with Sunny Matharu, tabla, and Mohan Bhide, harmonium (concert second half).

Contents:

1) Yu Qi, guzheng (concert first half): Introduction; Tune of Qin's Mulberry; Fisherman's Evening Song; Guang Ling Tune; High Mountain and Flowing Stream; The Fight with the Typhoon; Ode to Qianzhong (total duration = 36:17)

2) Arijit Mahalanabis, Hindustani vocalist (concert second half): Introduction; Raga Abhir; Raga Bihag; Raga Bhairavi (total duration = 1:10:28)

Total duration of concert: 1:46:45.

DVD copies produced 12/18/08 (Digital files: Yu Qi.iMovieProject; Yu Qi.img; Concert_Tape 2.iMovieProject; Concert_Tape 2.img)

Documentation: Concert flyer and program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2008015-0001: Concert: Yu Qi (concert first half)
1 optical media : DVD - unpublished; Tracks: 6
Recorded by Michiko Urita for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives with Sony DCR-VX1000 camcorder. Performers: Yu Qi, guzheng (concert first half). Contents (concert first half) (see concert program for additional information):1) Yu Qi, guzheng (concert first half): Introduction; Tune of Qin's Mulberry; Fisherman's Evening Song; Guang Ling Tune; High Mountain and Flowing Stream; The Fight with the Typhoon; Ode to Qianzhong (total duration = 36:17) DVD copies produced 12/18/08 (Digital files: Yu Qi. iMovieProject; Yu Qi. img
2008-11-21
2008015-0002: Concert: Arijit Mahalanabis (concert 2nd half)
1 audiotape : Audio Cassette

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Vocal Music--India
  • Zheng
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • World
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bhide, Mohan (performer)
    • Mahalanabis, Arijit (performer)
    • Matharu, Sunny (performer)
    • Qi, Yu, 1958- (performer)