UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Chamber Choir of Lahti, Finland, 1977-10-16

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Chamber Choir of Lahti, Finland
2 items  :  OT - 2 reels (7.5 ips, full-track, 7"); WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:27:53; color snapshot of choir.
Collection Number
Recorded at the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, 10/16/77.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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Original (OT) recorded by John Ricker with Nagra III-B, Neumann KM-64 [?] mic, Ampex 407 tape.

Poor audio on original reels; no WT (Work Tape) made of reel 2 due to poor quality (but OT kept in collection).

Oxide shed noted on original tape 1/29/93; reel one baked before WT produced.

Documentation: Concert program

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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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Description Dates
1977041-0001: Port Townsend Festival 1979: Concert Recordings (Dubs)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 1
Originals recorded with Revox recorder, tapco mixer, electro-voice re-16 mics (tapes 1-12); sony c-37, stereo mics, magnacord 1028, mixer teac 2 (tape 13); (tape 14?) lots of info on archive sheets & in doc. file. Recorded by Fred Lieberman and Phil Andrus (recording engineer for centrum foundation) discussion with Lieberman 8/8/91 - 2 kinds of recordings were made at the 1979 festival: 1) concert recordings (this is ec set of these recordings; see collection 91008 for original set); 2) workshop & informal recordings (79037 (originals) & 79038 (dubs))
July 3-7, 1979

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Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Finland--Europe--Scandinavia
  • Seattle (Wash.)