UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh, 1976-06-06

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; Lieberman, Fredric; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives session recordings: Z.M. Dagar and Raja C. Singh
3 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 open reel (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Working disc (WD) - 1 compact disc (digital, stereo); 1 AIFF file (48 kHz/24-bit)
Collection Number
Film session at the University of Washington, 1976 June 6. 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

Access is restricted.


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

Performers: Zia Mohiuddin Dagar/rudravina; Raja Chatrapati Singh/pakhawaj; Ann Mancke/tambura.

Original recorded by Robert Garfias (camera) and Fred Lieberman (sound).

Audio recorded with Nagra III, Shure SM57 mics (2), Ampex 407.

Film: EFB film ASA-125, f8, 5.6.

Original tape digitized (48 kHz/24-bit, 76-15.1.aif) and transferred to compact disc (76-15.1 WD); analog work tape (WT) copy de-acquisitioned (June 2011)

Note from original archive sheet:

a) Raga: Suddhatodi; Tala: Chautal; very short alap-jor- composition in chautal (12).

b) Pakhawaj playing Brahma Tal //: + o + + o + + + o + + + + o:// Basic speed - Dugun (2) Ari (1 1/2) Dhaigun (2 1/2) Chakradhar - spoken then played (twice instead of 3 times - mistake; then played different chakradhar correctly) Then 1 1/2 and 3 speed (including tihai) - Uppaj (improvisation)

Film master transferred to Betacam SP and VHS (produced by Alpha Video) September 2001; DVD copy of VHS copy produced February 2012 (2001-25.1 WD); DVD copy of Betacam SP copy (produced by UWTV; includes timecode) February 2013 (2001-25.2 WD)

Duration (WD): 00:23:28

Documentation: Film log

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
Reel 1

Working discsReturn to Top

1 optical media
1976015-0001: CD 1
Contents: Track 1 – Discussion; Track 2 – Suddhatodi (Tala:Chautal) (short alap-jor – Composition in chautal (12)); Track 3 – Discussion; Track 4 – Pakhawaj demonstration 1; Track 5 – Pakhawaj demonstration 2; Track 6 – Pakhawaj demonstration 3; Track 7 – Pakhawaj demonstration 4; Track 8 - Discussion

AIFF filesReturn to Top

1 audio files
76-15.1: Digital file 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Dhrupad
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Pakhawaj
  • Rudra Vina
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin, 1929-1990 (performer)
    • Singh, Raja C. (performer)