Fredric Lieberman recordings: 1983 Winter Music Festival (The Music Academy, Madras), 1982-1983

Overview of the Collection

Lieberman, Fredric
Fredric Lieberman recordings: 1983 Winter Music Festival (The Music Academy, Madras)
1982-1983 (inclusive)
47 items  :  EC-24 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT-23 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7" (3) and 10" (20)); Duration: 17:08:19
Collection Number
Recordings of performances at the winter 1982-83 music festival held at The Music Academy, Madras (India).
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Originals recorded by Fredric Lieberman with Sony TC-D5M cassette recorder (Dolby B)

Contents: 83-17.1-23 contain South Indian music; 83-17.24 contains North Indian music (but vocalist is South Indian)

When work tapes produced, .16 & .17 EC (earliest copy) were taped onto 1 reel, so numbering got thrown off. As a result there are 24 EC tapes but 23 WTs total.

Documentation: Typed notes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--India
  • Music--India
  • Vocal Music--India

Corporate Names

  • Music Academy (Chennai, India)

Geographical Names

  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • South India

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings