UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Italian Folk Festival, 1990-07-18

Overview of the Collection

Tansuğ, Feza; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Italian Folk Festival
11 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) - 3 compact discs; 2 AIFF files
Collection Number
Festival concert recorded at the University of Washington's Kane Hall, Room 130, on 1990 July 18 at 8:00 p.m. Collected by the university's Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Feza Tansuğ for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives with the Panasonic SV-250 DAT recorder, Symetrix SX 202 dual mic preamp, and Neumann KM-83 mics (omnis).


1) La Ciapa Rusa: Maurizio Martinotti/hurdy-gurdy, dulcimer, vocals; Douata Pinti/vocals; Guiseppe Greppi/melodeon, percussion, vocals; Alessandro Gaydo/keyboards, vocals; Francois Dujardin/violin, flutes; Sergio Berardo/hurdy-gurdy, flutes, reeds;

2) Tesi-Vaillant: Riccardo Tesi/accordion; Patrick Vaillant/mandolin;

3) Calicanto: Gabriele Coltri/cornamusa, clarino; Rosanna Trolese/vocals, guitar, percussions; Roberto Tombesi/vocals, guitar, saxophone, accordion; Corrado Corradi/ vocals, concertina; Giancarlo Tombesi/double bass;

4) Re Niliu: Ettore Castagna/lira, "Jew's harp," tambourine, guitar, saz; Salvatore Megna/vocals, guitar, percussion; Sergio Digiorgio/bagpipes, woodwind, vocals; Danilo Gatto/keyboard, accordion; Domenico Mellace/drums.

See logsheets for detailed list of contents.

This concert was part of the Ethnic Traditions International Concert series (co-sponsored by the UW Ethnomusicology Division) presented by the Northwest Folklife Festival as part of the 1990 Goodwill Arts Festival.

Durations: DAT originals (OTs) - 1:37:52; 50:52; EC reels - 44:21; 42:25; 43:08; 13:32; Work Discs - 66:00; 34:45; 45:12 (total = 2:25:57).

Transmission Data - Digital files created May 2007: 90-18.1.aif, 90-18.2.aif (48 kHz, 16-bit).

Documentation: Program notes.

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

3 optical media
1990018-0001: CD 1
Contents: Tracks 1-6 – La Ciapa Rusa (00:00-29:47); Tracks 7-14 - Riccardo Tesi (accordion) and Patrick Vaillant (mandolin) (29:47-66:00) (Produced from 90-18.1 OT, part 1).
1990018-0002: CD 2
Contents: Tracks 1-5 – Calicanto (00:00-30:20); Track 6 – Re Niliu (continued on next CD) (30:21-34:45) (Produced from 90-18.1 OT, part 2).
1990018-0003: CD 3
Contents: Tracks 1-7 – Re Niliu (continued from previous CD) (00:00-45:12) (Produced from 90-18.2 OT).

AIFF filesReturn to Top

2 audio files
Digital file 1
Digital file 2

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Italy
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Niliu, Re (performer)
    • Tesi-Vaillant (performer)
    Corporate Names
    • Calicanto (Musical group) (performer)
    • La Ciapa Rusa (performer)