Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: L. Shankar/Violin, Zakir Hussain/Tabla, 1989-11-03

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: L. Shankar/Violin, Zakir Hussain/Tabla
12 items  :  Original tapes (OT) - 2 DATs; Earliest copies (EC) - 4 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working discs (WD) - 4 compact discs (digital, stereo); 2 WAV files
Collection Number
Concert performances recorded by Laurel Sercombe at the University of Washington, HUB Auditorium, on 1989 November 3.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe on Panasonic SV-250 DAT recorder, Symetrix preamp, 2 Neumann KM-84 cardioid mics.

Performers: L. Shankar/amplified double violin; Zakir Hussain/tabla; V. Vinayakram/ghatam; unidentified woman/sruti box.

See log sheets for contents.

See collection 89-37 for video recording of same performance.

Durations (Work Discs): 44:24, 32:49, 51:49, 50:12 (total = 2:59:14).

Data Transmission: digital files created 2010 February 22 - 89-36.1.wav (48 kHz, 24 bit), 89-36.2.wav (48 kHz, 16 bit).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

4 audiotapes
Reel 1
Reel 2
Reel 3
Reel 4

Working discsReturn to Top

4 optical media
1989036-0001: CD 1
Contents: Track 1 – Announcement by Ramesh Gangolli; Introduction by L. Shankar; Track 2 – Alapana / Kriti in Raga Chakravakam, Mishra Chapu tala.
1989036-0002: CD 2
Contents: Track 1 – Announcement by L. Shankar; Track 2 – Alapana in Raga Bilahari, Kriti "Toli janmamu" in Raga Bilahari, Khanda Chapu tala.
1989036-0003: CD 3
Contents: Track 1 – Announcement by Ramesh Gangolli; Track 2 – Alapana in Raga Ravichandrika; Track 3 – Kriti in Raga Ravichandrika, Niravadhi sukhada in Adi tala (composer: Tyagaraja); Track 4 – Ragam, Tanam in Raga Kiravani.
1989036-0004: CD 4
Contents: Track 1 –Tuning (raga continues from 89-36.3; Track 2 – Announcement of duet; Track 3 – Pallavi begins - Tani Avartana (ghatam/tabla); Pallavi in Raga Kiravani, Sankirna natai (or gati); Track 4 – Ghatam/Tabla solos (alternating; Audience participation).

WAV filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
Digital file 1
Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Classical Music, Carnatic
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • South India

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound Recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Hussain, Zakir (performer)
    • Shankar, Lakshmi, 1926-2013 (performer)
    • Vinayakram, V. (performer)