Start exploring 390,000 new tracks added to the American Song collection!
No joke. We just added 390,111 completely free tracks to your American Song online listening collection.
How do we even begin to tell you about it all? Why don’t you dive in and see for yourself.
- Songs by Roosevelt Sykes, B.B. King, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, and Al Dexter & His Troopers
- Ranch Records, Classic Blues & Rhythm, JSP Records, American Country Hits Records, Essential Media Group, and hundreds more labels
- New subgenres including zydeco, doo-wop, delta blues, and Nashville sound
Plus, this audio is searchable right alongside your preexisting content, with features including:
- Semantic facet browsing. Narrow results by discipline, release date, language, label, performer, and more.
- High-definition audio. Stream tracks at up to CD quality (320kbps), so you don’t miss a note.
- Waveform view. Use the audio waveform view to create precise audio clips, then share them with your colleagues, classmates, or the world.
- And much more.
Are you working on an article, personal statement, conference proposal or other graduate-level writing this summer? We are pleased to announce that the Odegaard Writing and Research Center will offer drop-in writing help for graduate students in the Research Commons this summer. Drop-in consultations are Thursdays from 12PM-1:30PM through August 14.
Dissertation Boot Camp in the UW Libraries Research Commons
Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m.
Doctoral Students: Are you at the beginning, or about to begin the dissertation writing process? Have you hit a road-block? You need boot camp! The Dissertation Boot Camp in the University Libraries Research Commons is an intensive full day of talks and breakout sessions tailored to your needs as a dissertation writer. Topics for these sessions may include: citation management, tools for productivity and project management, finding graduate funding, submitting your dissertation electronically, open access publishing, dealing with writers block, and more.
Register now →
A $15 fee will be charged at registration, and will cover the cost of your lunch and materials.
To help us tailor and set the program to your needs, please be sure to answer the questions on the Survey section of your registration.
Learn more about computer music and the Stanford laptop orchestra in this TED Talk.
Are you working on a conference proposals, article for publication, presentation, thesis or dissertation this summer? The Odegaard Writing and Research Center has offered to hold drop-in consultations for graduate students in the Research Commons this summer. Tutors will be available in Booth A every week, Thursdays 12:00 — 1:30pm, from June 26 (tomorrow) - August 14. Read more about the details at http://commons.lib.washington.edu/news-events
Over the past year we have been working with our vendor to improve UW Libraries Search beta, largely based on your input. For the summer quarter, we’re launching it as our default search interface on the UW Libraries home page, with the intention of getting more widespread user feedback. UW WorldCat will remain available via a tab above the main search box on the Libraries homepage.
Among the new features and improvements:
Citation tools are integrated into every record so that you can easily copy and paste a citation from the most popular citation styles.
“Permalinks” that provide stable URLs that you can save or share.
Location filters that allow you to narrow your results to items in a particular building, such as Odegaard Undergraduate Library or the Music Library.
View only those items that are currently available, rather than items that are already checked out.
We value your feedback and we’re committed to continuing to provide excellent service to support your teaching and research. Please contact us with your comments and questions.
Yesterday evening, at the Dresden Music Festival and webcast live on medici.tv, Daniele Gatti was conducting a memorial concert for Claudio Abbado. Last January, his departure saddened us all, leaving the whole musical world very lonely. At the beginning of the year, in an interview given by Massimo Biscardi (former artistic consultant to the Orchestra Mozart) for The Economist, this latter declared that Claudio Abbado “was a great mentor to younger conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding and Daniele Gatti.” Yesterday, performing alongside the conductor, was the great mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier, singing among other songs the ‘Urlicht’ (from Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony), that she had recorded in 1994 in a reference version with Claudio Abbado; and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, a world-renowned orchestra founded with the support of the very much lamented conductor. Mahler was, without any doubt, one of Claudio Abbado’s favourite composers. And so, this month, we also suggest you a selection of works shedding light on how influenced by Wagner’s works Mahler was. Both were keen on orchestras of gargantuan proportions, with many brass instruments, as well as long silences and long-held melody tones, chromaticism… Later this month, enjoy for the third year in a row the Flâneries Musicales de Reims and its concerts of young talents (very recently, true stars were revealed there, such as Beatrice Rana and Edgar Moreau), a rare opera by Rossini, and aThird Symphony by Mahler (yes, still him!) conducted by the Bolshoi’s new musical director Tugan Sokhiev, in Toulouse. Last, but definitely not least, on July 6th, while the entire world will be keeping their eyes riveted on Brazil, medici.tv will be in São Paulo to webcast Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Marin Alsop, during the World Cup.
The entire UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music series, recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways, is now available in Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries! Listen now.
We have just released all 127 albums (1,637 tracks) in their entirety. http://search.alexanderstreet.com/glmu/search?f=place_facet%3ASmithsonian%20Folkways%20Recordings/Audivis-UNESCO&sort_by=real_title_sort&sort_order=ASC
A full list of the albums released can also be found here: http://media.smithsonianfolkways.org/docs/folkways/unesco_complete_list.pdf
A little bit about this collection:
Originally published between 1961 and 2003, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music comprises of more than 125 albums from around the world. Out of print since 2005, the entire collection, including many previously unreleased recordings is now available in its entirety from Alexander Street Press. With recordings from more than 70 nations, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music offers a staggering diversity of our shared humanity.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the series in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Alain Daniélou (1907–1994) and the International Music Council (IMC). Collaboration continued more recently with the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music stands as one of the earliest achievements of UNESCO’s program for safeguarding and revitalizing intangible cultural heritage.
For the full story, please see Musical America.
“This is a story about folk music, hill music and scratchy early blues — about guitars and banjos, fifes and flutes, and voices raised in song on sweltering back porches many years ago.
And it’s about how people from the University of Washington School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Program are helping return some of that music — collected decades ago and fading from local memory — to its birthplace, with teaching materials to explain its cultural and historical context.”
Read the full story in UW Today.