UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Ashish Khan/Sarod, 1970-05-27 PDF
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Ashish Khan/Sarod
- 1 videotapes : 1 vct (VHS, stereo, color); Duration: 00:11:00
- Collection Number
- Filmed at studio session, University of Washington School of Music, Rm. 58, 5/27/70.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Access is restricted.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Aashish Khan Debsharma (born 5 December 1939) is an Indian classical musician, a player of the Sarode. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 in the 'Best World Music' category for his album "Golden Strings of the Sarode". He is also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Besides being a performer, composer, and conductor, he is also an adjunct professor of Indian classical music at the California Institute of the Arts, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, in the United States.Aashish Khan was born in 1939 at Maihar, a small princely state of British India, where his well-known grandfather Alauddin Khan, founder of the "Senia Maihar Gharana" or "Senia Maihar School" of Indian classical music, was a royal court musician at that time. His mother the late Zubeida Begum was Ali Akbar Khan's first wife. He was initiated into Hindustani classical music at the age of five by his grandfather. His training (or taalim) later continued under the guidance of his father Ali Akbar Khan, and his aunt, Annapurna Devi. The "Senia Maihar Gharana" follows the traditional "Beenkar" and "Rababiya" pattern of the "Dhrupad" style. Aashish Khan grew up in Maihar and Calcutta performing Indian classical music among distinguished circles of connoisseurs. He gave his debut public performance at the age of 13, with his grandfather, on the All India Radio "National Program", New Delhi, and in the same year, performed with his father and his grandfather at the "Tansen Music Conference", Calcutta. Since then he has performed at major venues of classical music and world music both in the Indian subcontinent and abroad. Aashish Khan is also a founder of the Indo-American musical group "Shanti" with tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain in 1969, and later, of the fusion group, "The Third Eye". In "Shanti", Aashish Khan is featured playing the acoustic Sarode sometimes through a fender guitar amplifier with vibrato effect. Under Ravi Shankar, he has worked as a background artist on musical products for both film and stage, including Oscar Winner Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar, Parash Pathar, Jalsaghar, and Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi. He has also worked as a background artist with Maurice Jarre on John Huston's film The Man Who Would be King, David Lean's A Passage to India, and composed the music for Tapan Sinha's films, Joturgriha (for which he received Best Film Score Award) and Aadmi Aurat. During 1989–1990, Aashish Khan served as the Composer and Conductor for the National Orchestra of All India Radio, New Delhi, India, succeeding musical stalwarts like sitarist Ravi Shankar, and flautist Pannalal Ghosh. Aashish Khan is a music teacher, currently serving as adjunct professor of Indian Classical Music at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, US, and as an adjunct professor of Music at the University of California at Santa Cruz, United States. He has formerly taught at the faculties of the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California, University of Alberta in Canada and the University of Washington, Seattle. While pursuing a busy career as a concert artist and composer, he teaches students throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa, as well as India. Many of his students have established themselves as stage performers in India and abroad. He presently divides his time principally between Calcutta, and California, where most of his students and disciples are located.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Video copy of original unpublished 16mm film footage produced by UW Ethnomusicology Archives; for audio originals see collection 70-3.2 (also includes S-043 on 70-3.1).
Contents: Ashish Khan/sarod - Rag Malkauns: Alap.
Related collection: 2001-30.1 - video copy of remainder of session, with Zakir Hussain/tabla (S-042, S-043).
Transferred to video 10/01.
Documentation: Film log
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Video copy of original unpublished 16 mm film footage produced by UW Ethnomusicology Archives; for audio originals see collection 70-3. 2 (also includes S-043 on 70-3. 1). Contents: Ashish Khan/sarod - Rag Malkauns: Alap (11:00). Related collection: 2001-30. 1 - video copy of remainder of session, with Zakir Hussain/tabla (S-042, S-043). Transferred to video 10/01.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Classical Music, Hindustani
- Video recordings in ethnomusicology
- Geographical Names :
- India--Asia--South Asia
- North India
- Seattle (Wash.)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Video recordings
- Other Creators :
- Personal Names :
- Khan, Aashish, 1939- (instrumentalist)