UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Sigbjørn B. Osa/Hardanger Fiddle, 1968-08-25

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Sigbjørn B. Osa/Hardanger Fiddle
6 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 3 open reels (15 ips, mono); Working tapes (WT) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 2 tracks, 7 in.)
Collection Number
Performance by Sigbjørn B. Osa, recorded and filmed 1968 August 25. Collected by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape contents have not been identified.

Film information: S-001 contains folk dances and the tuning process; S-002a contains a dance and a tone poem; no film for S-002b (S-002 1/2) (contains information concerning the performer).

Tape information: 68-27.1 corresponds to S-001 (contents match); 68-27.2 seems to correspond to S-002a plus S-002b; 68-27.3 contains 3 musical items (1 - concertina melody preceded by film clapper; 2 - instrumental melody; 3 - concertina melody preceded by clapper, followed by thumping noises) (68-27.3 doesn't seem to match up with contents described on original archive sheet, but tape box is labeled "S-002 1/2 DG")

Duration (WT): 00:15:00

Documentation: Film log #1 and tape log #1

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
68-27.1: Reel 1
68-27.2: Reel 2
68-27.3: Reel 3

Working tapesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
Reel 4
Reel 5
Reel 6

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Scandinavia
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Norway
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Osa, Sigbjørn Bernhoft, 1910-1990 (performer)