UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Frank Cook and Wandjuk Marika (Dancers & Musicians of Australia), 1986

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Frank Cook and Wandjuk Marika (Dancers & Musicians of Australia)
2 items  :  86-21.1 OT - 1 vct (digital audio rec.) (VHS, sp, stereo); 86-21.2 OT - 1 vct (video rec.) (VHS, sp, stereo, color); 86-21.3-4 EC- 2 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); 86-21.1 WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:17:20
Collection Number
Recorded in University of Washington Kane Hall 130, 6/28/86; sponsored by UW School of Music & the Ethnic Heritage Council; co-sponsored by Burke Museum, Aboriginal Artists' Agency, Government of Australia.
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

Laurel Sercombe has been the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington since 1982. She has co-produced a series of music recordings with Northwest Folklife, lectured for classes in Ethnomusicology, Library and Information Science, and American Indian Studies, and designed and taught a course on sound archiving. In 1998 she received a pre-doctoral Smithsonian Research Fellowship and in 2001 received her Ph.D. with the dissertation And Then It Rained: Power and Song in Western Washington Coast Salish Myth Narratives. She is a member of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, for which she served as Current Discographer 1992–2000 and Treasurer 2000–2004. She serves on the boards of Jack Straw Productions and Northwest Heritage Resources. In 2013 she organized and hosted "Sounds of the World," a series of six programs for UWTV featuring film footage from the Robert Garfias Collection in the Ethnomusicology Archives.

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86-21.1 OT - original digital audio recording by Laurel Sercombe (Panasonic PV-6000 VCR, PCM F-1 digital audio processor, RE10 mics (5) with cardioid pattern through Kane Hall P.A. set-up)

86-21.2 OT - original video recording by Kay Norton (Panasonic PV-9000 VCR, JVC GX-M70 (camera), Sony ECM-939LT mic)

86-21.3-4 EC - analog dub of digital original (30:51, 45:55)

86-21.1 WT - digital copy of same.

Contents: (1st half of concert): Australian aboriginal artists; Wandjuk Marika/leader; (2nd half of concert): Torres Strait Island dancers; Frank Cook/leader (see logsheets for complete list of performers)

Additional video recording of concert on 8 mm made by Ter Ellingson; see OI5 Australian Aborigines/87-17.1.

Documentation: Flyer, press release, PSA, review

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Australian Aborigines
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Australia
  • Oceania
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Torres Straits Islands

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Cook, Frank, 1924-1982 (performer)
    • Marika, Wandjuk, -1987 (performer)