Fredric Lieberman and Michael Moore video recording: Traditional Music and Dance of Sikkim, 1969-1970

Overview of the Collection

Lieberman, Fredric; Moore, Michael
Fredric Lieberman and Michael Moore video recording: Traditional Music and Dance of Sikkim
1969-1970 (inclusive)
1 videotapes  :  EC - 1 vct (VHS, color); Duration: 1:05:00
Collection Number
Film recorded in 1969-70 by Fredric Lieberman and Michael Moore in Sikkim (India), published by University of Washington Press, 1978.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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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

Originally recorded on 16mm film.

From film credits: "A film by Michael Moore and Fredric Lieberman; with thanks to Breezewood Foundation, Brown University, Institute of Ethnomusicology, UCLA, the JDR 3rd Fund, and Their Majesties The Chogyal and Gyalmo of Sikkim; c1971."

Parts I and II included on one tape.

See logsheet for contents description.

Documentation: See University of Washington Press catalog

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1 videotape : VCT

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dance--India
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--India
  • Music--India

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • Sikkim

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings