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swu

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Hello All~

(I've asked this in Sitar Forum since that is my instrument.)

What were the performance venues/occasions/context for ICM (or HCM?) in the 18th-19th centuries? Was it religious? Outdoors? How long did the performances last? Multiple performers, i.e., more than one sitarist? Did folks just show up to listen? Free? Were there "rehearsals?" Did they play the midnight raags starting at midnight? 1 am? Lasting 'til dawn?

Pointers to historical accounts of performances, etc. greatly appreciated.

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Aanaddha

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Good questions!!
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rex@sitar.co.za

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This is from the British Journal of Ethnomusicology. It's research based on accounts of 17th centurys traveler to India who described the musical performances they encountered (pdf, 3mb):

http://sitar.co.za/pdf/bje9-2finalpdf.pdf
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Many thanks for that download link Rex

That sort of passing on of fascinating info is worth its weight in gold compared with a lot of the undocumented abbreviated performances that appear on esnips and the like these days. ;-)

I just hope I have enough eyesight left to read it all or enough pennies to print it all.

Very Grateful.
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Originally Posted by "rex@sitar.co.za"
This is from the British Journal of Ethnomusicology. It's research based on accounts of 17th centurys traveler to India who described the musical performances they encountered (pdf, 3mb):

http://sitar.co.za/pdf/bje9-2finalpdf.pdf
Hey, thanks! Very nice!

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Aanaddha

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See also:

http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/music/mclayton/mcpubs.htm

for more books and articles by Martin Clayton.

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neela sangeeta

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Martin Clayton's book "Time in Indian music" is excellent. He also has a great article about the entrainment principle in music...
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