Fredric Lieberman field recordings (China), 1963

Overview of the Collection

Lieberman, Fredric
Fredric Lieberman field recordings (China)
12 items  :  EC - 6 reels (7 1/2 ips); WT - 6 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 10"); Duration: 3:05:24
Collection Number
Field recordings made in Taiwan and other locations, 1963.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fredric Lieberman (1940-2013) received his B.M. from the Eastman School of Music, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a performer, composer, writer, and teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His written works include "Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm", and "Drumming at the Edge of Magic: A Journey into the Spirit of Percussion".

Lieberman's interests included organology, particularly with regard to taxonomic methods and systematic description, the musics of China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, and South India, and American vernacular musics from Tin Pan Alley through contemporary rock. His taught courses on American Popular Music and World Musics. He had an especially keen interest in the music of John Cage and of the Grateful Dead and served as an ethnomusicological consultant for various Mickey Hart projects.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents summary: Tape 1 - Taoist Service; Tape 2 - Zhēng recital; Tape 3 - Kwantung Music; Tape 4 - Amoy Music; Tape 5 - Confucian & Chín & Kwangtung; Tape 6 - Kwantung & Swatow.

Documentation: Hand-written notes and detailed contents description.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Chin
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Confucian influences
  • Philosophy, Confucian--China
  • Taoist monasticism and religious orders
  • Taoists--Music
  • Zheng

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • China
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Taiwan

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings