Musical Voices from Myanmar: Then and Now, 2014-10-03  PDF

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University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Musical Voices from Myanmar: Then and Now
1 optical media  :  WD - 1 DVD; Duration: 1:20:04; concert program
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Lecture-recital recorded at the University of Washington, Brechemin Auditorium, 10/3/2014.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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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.

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Event title: "Musical Voices from Myanmar: Then and Now."

Recorded by the Ethnomusicology Archives with Panasonic AG-HMC 150P camcorder; processed in Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro and DVD produced.

Participants: Gavin Douglas/lecture; Kit Young/piano; Ne Myo Aung/ piano and voice.

Contents of DVD:

Ch. 1 - Introduction by Patricia Campbell

Ch. 2 - Introduction to Music of Myanmar - Gavin Douglas

Ch. 3 - "Voicing Burmese Speech and Poetry" - introduction by Kit Young

Ch. 4 - "Da Hat Pan Bwe" (poem by U Kyawt) - recitation by Ne Myo Aung with Kit Young

Ch. 5 - "Voicing Song with Accompaniment" - introduction by Kit Young

Ch. 6-7 - "Pazin Taun Than Kyo" (The Sound of Dragonfly Wings Kyo) (from the "Mahagita," the Burmese compendium of classical song genres) - Ne Myo Aung & Kit Young, with audience interaction featuring si and wa timers

Ch. 8 - "Sandaya and the Echoes of a Burmese Soundscape" - introduction by Kit Young

Ch. 9 - "Ah Taing Ma Thi" (Myawaddy Min Gyi U Sa, composer) - Ne Myo Aung, voice and sandaya

Ch. 10-11 - "Tain Taman" (first verse) (Sandaya Hla Htut, composer) - Saung U Win Hlaing recording and live performance - Ne Myo Aung, voice, and Kit Young, sandaya

Ch. 12-13 - "Than Yo" (portion of improvisation by Gita Lulin U Ko Ko from a recording made by Robert Garfias, 1971 - Kit Young, sandaya)

Ch. 14 - Closing comments - Patricia Campbell

Documentation: Flyer

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Songs, Burmese--Burma
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Burma--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Southeast Asia--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Lecture
  • Poetry
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Aung, Ne Myo (performer)
    • Douglas, Gavin (performer)
    • Young, Kit (performer)