Fredric Lieberman recordings: 1979 Port Townsend Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (original concert recordings), 1979-07

Overview of the Collection

Lieberman, Fredric
Fredric Lieberman recordings: 1979 Port Townsend Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (original concert recordings)
14 audiotapes  :  OT - 14 reels (7 1/2 ips (#1-12) and 15 ips (#13-14), 1/2 tr. stereo, 10"); Duration: 18:30:00; typed notes.
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Concerts recorded at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, July 3-7, 1979.
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.

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Port Townsend Festival 1979: Concert Recordings (original)

Recorded with: Revox recorder, Tapco mixer, Electro-Voice RE-16 mics (tapes 1-12); Sony C-37, stereo mics, Magnacord 1028, mixer Teac 2 (tape 13); (tape 14?)

Recorded by Fred Lieberman and Phil Andrus (recording engineer for Centrum Foundation)

Discussion with Fred Lieberman 8/8/91 - 2 kinds of recordings were made at the 1979 festival: 1) Concert recordings (these are the originals; EC (earliest copy) set is 79036); 2) Workshop and informal recordings (79-37 (originals) and 79-38 (copies))

For contents information see unit description sheets for collection 79-36 (dubs of concert tapes) as well as materials in documentation files for both 79-36 and 91-8.

Documentation: Original archive sheets

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Fiddle tunes
  • Fiddle tunes--United States
  • Folk music
  • Folk music festivals
  • Folk music, American
  • Folk song festivals
  • Music festivals
  • Music festivals--United States

Corporate Names

  • Festival of American Fiddle Tunes

Geographical Names

  • North America
  • Port Townsend (Wash.)
  • United States

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings