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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Scott Cossu field recordings (Ecuador), 1977
- 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
- Collection Number
- Recorded in coastal and mountain areas of Ecuador, 1977.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- 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
- South/Latin America
Form or Genre Terms
- Field recordings
- Sound Recordings