UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Sonia Seeman and Laurel Sercombe recordings (Necdet Yasar Quartet - Lale Gecesi concert), 1989-04-30  PDF  XML

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Seeman, Sonia Tamar, 1958-; Sercombe, Laurel
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Sonia Seeman and Laurel Sercombe recordings (Necdet Yasar Quartet - Lale Gecesi concert)
7 items  :  Original tape (OT) - 1 DAT (digital, stereo, TDK R-120); Earliest copies (EC) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in., Ampex 407); 3 CDs (digital, stereo, Quantegy)
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Concert recorded by Laurel Sercombe and Sonia Seeman at Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington School of Music, on 1989 April 30, at 3:30 p.m.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Necdet Yaşar (1930 - 2017) was a tanbur lute player and teacher, from Nizip, a small town near Gaziantep, Turkey. He graduated from the School of Economy, Istanbul University in 1953. As a student he first played bağlama before switching to tanbur. He played tanbur as a soloist or in a group in many foreign countries: United States, Canada, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Finland, South Korea and Israel. From 1972 to 1973 and 1980 to 81, Yaşar was a resident artist of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he gave lectures on the makam system of Ottoman Classical Music. Yaşar also performed as a tanbur artist and an ambassador of Turkish Classical Music with small or large ensembles including his own "The Necdet Yaşar Ensemble" in Europe, East Asia and North America. Yaşar is noted for his command of the Turkish makam melodic modes, his influential tanbur techniques, and the construction of his taksim improvisations.

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Concert presented by UW School of Music and Jackson School of International Studies, Middle East Center.

Recorded by Laurel Sercombe and Sonia Seeman for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives with Panasonic DAT recorder SV-250 with Neumann KM 83 omni mics and Symetrix SX 202 dual mic preamp.

Performers: Necdet Yasar/tanbur; Nurettin Celik/voice, def; Ahmet Meter/kanun; Hasan Esen/kemence; introductions by Lorraine Sakata and Irene Markoff.

Contents: see logsheets for contents.

Concert duration: 1:38:27 (EC and CD durations: 45:56; 28:11; 24:20).

Documentation: Concert program; detailed index to contents by Sonia Tamar Seeman.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Turkey
  • Turks--Middle East--Middle East

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Celik, Nurettin (performer)
    • Esen, Hasan (performer)
    • Meter, Ahmet (performer)
    • Yaşar, Necdet (performer)