Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Balkan Music, 1989-05-13

Overview of the Collection

Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Laurel Sercombe concert recordings: Balkan Music
4 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 VHS (SP, digital audio original); Earliest copies (EC) - 2 open reels (7.5 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.); Working tape (WT) - 1 DAT (digital, stereo)
Collection Number
Balkan music concert recorded by Laurel Sercombe at the University of Washington, Brechemin Auditorium, on 1989 May 13, 8 p.m.
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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe for Archives on Panasonic PV-6110 vcr with Sony PCM-F1 digital audio processor and Neumann KM-83 mics (omnis).

Performers: Ruzice Trio: Irene Markoff, Alma Plancich, Jill Ann Johnson (formerly Zupp)/vocal; guest performer - Hank Bradley/prim, tambura, bouzouki; Ensemble Meraklii: Eric Butterworth/accordion; Elizabeth Foster/violin; Tim Mccormack/darabuka; Sonia Tamar Seeman/clarinet.

See logsheets for list of contents.

Durations of analog reels in EC set: 36:54, 45:07.

Duration (WT): 1:24:31.

Documentation: Concert program, flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Original tapesReturn to Top

1 videotapes
89-17.1: VHS 1

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

2 audiotapes
89-17.2: Reel 1
89-17.3: Reel 3

Working tapesReturn to Top

1 audiotapes
89-17.1: DAT 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Balkan Peoples
  • Concerts
  • Contemporary Macedonians
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--Balkan Peninsula
  • Roma (People)
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Bulgaria--Europe--Southeastern Europe
  • Croatia
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Trio, Ruzice (performer)
    Corporate Names
    • Ensemble Meraklii (performer)