UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Scott Cossu field recordings (Ecuador), 1977

Overview of the Collection

Cossu, Scott
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Scott Cossu field recordings (Ecuador)
23 items  :  EC - 23 reels (7.5 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo (21) & 2 tr. mono (2), 5" (1) & 7" (22)); WT - 23 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7" (8) and 10" (15)).; Duration: 12:24:00
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Recorded in coastal and mountain areas of Ecuador, 1977.
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

Scott Cossu (1951-) is a pianist, composer, teacher, and ethnomusicologist from West Virginia, United States. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the Ohio University School of Music. While there, he studied under Hamza El Din, who was a famous teacher of African music and a big influence on Cossu. Hamza convinced Cossu to study Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington (UW). During his time at UW, Cossu traveled to Thailand, Sudan, Korea, China, Romania, and Ecuador to create field recordings and study the local musical traditions. Cossu became famous for this piano performances and compositions, and in 2000 he was awarded Ohio University's Achievement in Music Award.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded with Nakamichi 550 stereo cassette recorder, Shure SM-57 mics.

The documentary file notes include, in many cases, a paragraph or two describing the event as well as information about performers, instruments and song titles.

Documentation: Notes prepared by collector for Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Ecuador
  • South/Latin America

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings