Laurel Sercombe and Michiko Urita concert recordings: Srivani Jade, 2015-03-10  PDF

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Sercombe, Laurel; Urita, Michiko; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe and Michiko Urita concert recordings: Srivani Jade
2 items  :  WD - 1 DVD; Duration: 1:16:14; concert program
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Concert presented by Srivani Jade, UW Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology, Winter 2015, and her students; Brechemin Auditorium, March 10, 2015.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted “Sounds of the World,” a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

Michiko Urita is a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. Her dissertation focuses on the Shinto ritual music of gagaku called mikagura no gi and the secret song performed at the Imperial Palace Shrine and Ise Grand Shrine in Japan. Besides Shinto ritual music, in a previous project, Michiko has researched North Indian classical music, in particular the ancient vocal genre called dhrupad. She is honored to have received six FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowships from the UW South Asian Center, Fritz and Boeing Graduate Fellowship for International Research and Study, and Presidential Dissertation Fellowship. Her topical interests include sacred sound and irenic scholarship. Michiko also organized a series of gagaku events as a project director at the UW and other venues in Seattle in early May 2015.

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Video recording by Michiko Urita for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; recorded with Panasonic AG-HMC 150P camcorder; processed in Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro and DVD work disc produced (digital files saved -, 2015-2_Jade.img)

Audio recordings by Laurel Sercombe for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives with 1) Sony CDR-W33 in Brechemin recording booth, Audio Technica AT-825 mic and 2) Tascam DR-100 MKII (files saved - 2015-2.1_Audio1.aif, 2015-2.2_Audio1.aif, 2015-2.3_Audio2.wav (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)); Tascam recording (Audio 2) combined with video recording in Final Cut and used for DVD production.

Performers: Srivani Jade, Hindustani vocals; Ravi Albright, tabla; Aarshin Karande, harmonium.

Student performers: Claire Anderson, Leann Conley-Holcom, Michelle Avila Dobbs, Nancy Emery, Bethany Grant-Rodriguez, Ian Gwin, Julia Knox, Andrew Larson, August LeFevre, Anja Claire McElvaney, Zach Oppenheim, Magdalena Szabo.


Part One: Introduction by Patricia Campbell; performance by Srivani Jade's Students - 1) Tu hi Aadhaar - a bandish (composition) in the late morning raag Bilawal (teental); 2) Tum Rab Tum Saheb - a dhrupad in the afternoon raag Brindavani Sarang (composition attributed to Mian Tansen) (sooltal); 3) Yaman - an evening raag (composition type - lakshangeet) (thaat (scale) contains a teevra ma, or raised fifth) (ektal); 4) Hori in the raag Kafi (folk-inspired composition) (tal dichandi); 5) Malkauns - a late night pentatonic raag in the thaat bhairavi (composition style - tarana) (teental)

Part Two: Solo performance by Srivani Jade - Thumri, Na Maro Pichkari Kaanha, in raag Kafi (tal Vilambit Dipchandi) on the subject of Holi; 2) two compositions in the raag Bahar - a traditional bandish of 'Ashiq-rang' of the Delhi Gharana followed by a tarana (Drut Ektal)

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--India
  • Hindustani music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jade, Srivani (performer)