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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Mussems Sang

Artist:
Appleton, Jon H., 1939-  Search this
Composer:
Appleton, Jon H., 1939-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New Hampshire
Contents:
Mussems Sang
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1710
General:
CDR copy; From - Music for synclavier and other digital systems
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1710
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54d4a7b6f-3584-4f0d-81f2-c5416aa5a50f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20141

Tape Recorder Music

Composer:
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990  Search this
Performer:
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Sonic contours / Ussachevsky -- Fantasy in space / Luening -- Incantation / Luening & Ussachevsky -- Invention / Luening -- Low speed / Luening.
Track Information:
101 Sonic Contours / Vladimir Ussachevsky. Piano,Tape recorder music.

102 Fantasy in Space / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

103 Incantation / Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute,Vocals.

104 Invention / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

105 Low Speed / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

106 Sonic Contours / Vladimir Ussachevsky. Piano,Tape recorder music.

107 Fantasy in Space / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

108 Incantation / Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute,Vocals.

109 Invention / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

110 Low Speed / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2417
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
1955
General:
CDR copy; sound file exists in the DAMS system
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Piano  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Flute  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2417
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51b39aa33-97b2-4711-ab9f-8f7e5054c549
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20726

Tape Recorder Music

Artist:
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990  Search this
Composer:
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990  Search this
Performer:
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir, 1911-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
1. Sonic Contours (Ussachevsky) 2. Fantasy in Space (Luening) 3. Incantation (Luening & Ussachevsky) 4. Invention (Luening) 5. Low Speed (Luening)
Track Information:
101 Sonic Contours / Vladimir Ussachevsky. Piano,Tape recorder music.

102 Fantasy In Space / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

103 Incantation / Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening. Piano,Tape recorder music,Flute,Vocals,Triangle (Musical instrument).

104 Invention / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.

105 Low Speed / Otto Luening. Tape recorder music,Flute.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2418
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Piano  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Flute  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Triangle (Musical instrument)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2418
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5812d7d9d-d5b5-4110-affb-a3d22c045cc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20727

Sediment/Orient Express/Clockworks

Performer:
Spiegel, Laurie, 1945-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Contents:
Sediment--Orient express--Clockworks
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2304
General:
CDR copy--Laurie Spiegel (born September 20, 1945 in Chicago) is an American composer. She has worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. Sediment (1972)-Oient express (1974)--Clockworks (1975)
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Electronic music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2304
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b292f7f7-ed06-4011-a06c-7a65d92a8edd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25612

Songs of the Loon and Raven

Performer:
Goldberg, Theo, 1921-2012  Search this
Composer:
Goldberg, Theo, 1921-2012  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Canada
British Columbia
Contents:
Songs of the loon and raven
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4942
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Electronic music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4942
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5cf57e8c0-afe1-4769-80b8-fa4adb5afde9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26627

Ivey- Electronic Music: The Wanderer

Artist:
Ivey, Jean Eichelberger  Search this
Composer:
Ivey, Jean Eichelberger  Search this
Performer:
Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977  Search this
Aitkin, Robert  Search this
Shaeffer, Myron  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
6. The Wanderer
Track Information:
101 Ninety Nine Generations / Hugh Le Caine.

102 Dripsody / Hugh Le Caine.

103 Noisis / Robert Aitkin.

104 Twenty Third Psalm / Myron Shaeffer.

105 Haiku #1 / Myron Shaeffer.

106 Lament / Myron Shaeffer.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5047
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5047
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk52c130fc2-2be0-483a-b822-a6cdc1d2d6d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26731

Electronic Music: Machine Music for Piano, Percussion and Two-Channel Tape Recorder/Time of the Heaven-Nightmare Music

Artist:
Hiller, Lejaren Arthur, 1924-1994  Search this
Composer:
Hiller, Lejaren Arthur, 1924-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
1. Machine Music for Piano, Percussion & Two-Channel Tape Recorder 2. Time of the Heathen
Track Information:
101 Machine Music for Piano, Percussion & Two Channel Tape Recor / Piano,Tape recorder music.

102 Time of the Heathen - Nightmare Music / Piano,Tape recorder music.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5813
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
recorded 1961
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Piano  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5813
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53c65717c-78db-4b86-9b6a-f04acb933440
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27588

Electronic Music: Seven Electronic Studies for Two-Channel Tape Recorder

Performer:
Hiller, Lejaren Arthur, 1924-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
3. Vocalise 4. Proportions 5. Homage to Helmholtz 6. Two Part Invention 7. Ordered Disorder 8. Even Tempered Scherzo 9. Peroration
Track Information:
101 Vocalise / Tape recorder music.

102 Proportions / Tape recorder music.

103 Homage to Helmholtz / Tape recorder music.

104 Two Part Invention / Tape recorder music.

105 Ordered Disorder / Tape recorder music.

106 Even Tempered Scherzo / Tape recorder music.

107 Peroration / Tape recorder music.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5814
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5814
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk559adb393-58e1-4d0c-a311-36fdfd68c2f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27589

Interview with Jon Appleton

Performer:
Appleton, Jon H., 1939-  Search this
Recorder:
Goldsmith, Peter David, 1952-2004  Search this
Creator:
Peter Goldsmith Papers  Search this
Names:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
New Hampshire
Contents:
Imterviews made during research phase of Moses Asch biography, Making People's Music
Local Numbers:
PG-CT-040
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item PG-CT-040
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / Peter Goldsmith
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5933af28f-14ea-4ebe-b842-6b21954eebeb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref28678

Electronic Artist Low Leaf on Musical Identities

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-11-14T21:35:09.000Z
YouTube Category:
Travel & Events  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolklife
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolklife
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jfEpUO00w0U

AKAI EVI1000 Electronic Valve Instrument, used by Miles Davis

User:
Davis, Miles  Search this
Manufacturer:
AKAI Electric Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 3 in x 3 1/2 in; 43.18 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 17 in x 3 in x 3 1/2 in; 43.18 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
wind instrument
Place made:
Japan
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
Credit Line:
Miles Davis Properties
ID Number:
2006.0049.04
Accession number:
2006.0049
Catalog number:
2006.0049.04
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Electronic Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ed60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1304666
Online Media:

Memory Moog, used by Herbie Hancock

User:
Hancock, Herbie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Memory Moog  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
synthesizer: 6 in x 40 in x 17 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 101.6 cm x 44.1325 cm
pedal: 2 5/8 in x 19 5/8 in x 6 in; 6.6675 cm x 49.8475 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
synthesizer
Date made:
ca 1983
Related Publication:
Herbie Hancock and the Rockit Band
Credit Line:
Gift of Herbie Hancock
ID Number:
2004.0055.01
Accession number:
2004.0055
Catalog number:
2004.0055.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Electronic Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6007-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1255577

Low Leaf

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 July 08
Scope and Contents:
Low Leaf Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Low Leaf melds traditional instruments with electronic music to create a freeform approach to music that is all her own. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Low Leaf appeared on the Los Angeles electronic music scene in 2011, producing and self-releasing albums over the next few years featuring harp, piano, guitar, and electronic beats.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2016, Item SFF2016_0708_Arts_And_Industries_0001
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 5: Special Events / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk522dfc61d-2391-4348-b077-dcf38b0fb3ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2016-ref1235

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: Sounds of California / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57a4226c6-5f70-4203-8c59-0e3f6852f8b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2016-ref1389
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Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: On The Move / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e871ee6c-988a-4aec-97fe-ac1f8a7dced6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2017-ref1019

Electronic Music from the University of Illinois

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Illinois
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0822

Helidor.25047
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Helidor
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0822
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54d405614-d9a3-45ff-a3fa-85f460f4b55c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5818

Images fantastiques : electronic experimental music

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1968
Contents:
Momenti (7:04) ; Omaggio a Joyce (6:23) / Berio --Continuo / Maderna (8:10) --Visage V / Ferrari (10:32) --Orient-Occident / Xenakis (10:55) --U 47 / Dufrene-Baronnet (3:33)
Track Information:
101 Momenti.

102 Omaggio a Joyce.

103 Continuo.

201 Visage V.

202 Orient - Occident.

203 U 47.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0839

Limelight.86047
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Limelight 1968
General:
Luciano Berio; Bruno Maderna; Luc Ferrari; Iannis Xenakis; Franc.ois Dufre.ne; Jean Baronnet; et al
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0839
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50a780cac-eaed-4c08-85fb-a1909357856a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5913

Days Have Gone By

Performer:
Fahey, John, 1939-2001  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 357
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Maryland
Oregon
Track Information:
101 Revolt of the Dyke Brigade / Guitar.

102 Impressions of Susan / Guitar.

103 Joe Kirby Blues / Guitar.

104 Night Train to Valhalla / Guitar.

105 The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California / Guitar.

106 Raga Called Pat, A - part one / Guitar.

201 Raga Called Pat, A - part two / Guitar,Tape recorder music.

202 My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs / Guitar.

203 My Grandfather's Clock / Guitar.

204 Days Have Gone By / Guitar.

205 We Would Be Building / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0357

Takoma.1014
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Takoma
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Birds  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0357
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51f7907b5-0599-4f7c-b3e3-8b40e84084b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1118

Technics Turntable, used by Grandmaster Flash

Maker:
Technics  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 45 cm x 37 cm x 8 cm; 17 23/32 in x 14 9/16 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
turntable
Date made:
1979 - 1988
Subject:
Hip-Hop  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Grandmaster Flash
ID Number:
2006.0060.03
Accession number:
2006.0060
Catalog number:
2006.0060.03
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Cultures & Communities
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Electronic Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Entertainment Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-dd07-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1301251
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