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UW Ethnomusicology Archives performance recordings: Sigbjørn B. Osa/Hardanger Fiddle, 1968-08-25
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives performance recordings: Sigbjørn B. Osa/Hardanger Fiddle
- 1 videotapes : EC - 1 vct (VHS, stereo, color); Duration: 17:00
- Collection Number
- Video copy of performance by Sigbjørn B. Osa, recorded and filmed on August 25, 1968 by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Access is restricted.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa (3 May 1910 – 2 February 1990) was a Norwegian fiddler and traditional folk musician. He was one of the best known Norwegian performers of folk music in the 1900s. He started playing for the radio (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) in the 1940s, and recorded more than 350 traditional airs (Norwegian: slått), either on hardingfele or violin, between 1948 and 1978. His airs were often based on the Voss tradition, from elder fiddlers such as Sjur Helgeland, Ola Mosafinn or his own father. He often toured in Norway, Europe and the United States, with concerts or causeries.
He composed a concert for hardingfele, Three fjords, in cooperation with Geirr Tveitt. In the 1970s he cooperated with the rock group "Saft". He published the textbook Hardingfela in 1952. He became Horary Citizen of the U.S. state of Washington in 1968. He received the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award in 1976. He also received the Spellemannprisen Honorary Prize.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Video copy of original unpublished 16mm film footage produced in the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; for audio originals see collection EP1/68-27.
Tape contents have not been identified; film S-001 contains folk dances & the tuning process; S-002a contains a dance and a tone poem; audio tape 68-27.1 corresponds to S-001 (contents match); 68-27.2 seems to correspond to S-002a.
Transferred to VHS video 10/01.
Documentation: Film log
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Video copy of original published 16 mm film footage produced in the UW Ethnomusicology Archives; for audio originals see collection EP1/68-27. Tape contents have not been identified. Film information: S-001 contains folk dances & the tuning process; S-002 a contains a dance and a tone poem; the session logbook lists Anders Anderssen as interpreter. Tape information: 68-27. 1 corresponds to S-001 (contents match); 68-27. 2 seems to correspond to S-002 aTransferred to VHS video 10/01.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Video recordings in ethnomusicology
- Europe--Europe--General Europe
- Seattle (Wash.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Video recordings
- Osa, Sigbjørn Bernhoft, 1910-1990 (performer)