Musical Instruments

Practising the gongs on New Year's Day 2008. This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20080101-02_1182_SM_X_Gong.mpg Duration 6'14'" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP01JAN0801 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1182), and runs from 0'00" to 6'14" on that cassette. The performance consists of the late Nyemkoh, Ringnya and Joenwi playing and practising gongs
Practising the gongs on New Year's Day 2008. This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20080101-02_1182_SM_X_Gong.mpg Duration 6'14'" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP01JAN0801 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1182), and runs from 0'00" to 6'14" on that cassette. The performance consists of the late Nyemkoh, Ringnya and Joenwi playing and practising gongs
A recording in which Loekyam Cholim demonstrates the Tangsa military horn This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20080101-03_1182_SM_X_Lukam_Horn.mpg Duration 2'45" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP01JAN0801 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1182), and runs from 6'14" to 8'59" on that cassette.
A recording in which Loekyam Cholim demonstrates the Tangsa military horn This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20080101-03_1182_SM_X_Lukam_Horn.mpg Duration 2'45" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP01JAN0801 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1182), and runs from 6'14" to 8'59" on that cassette.
A recording in which Nongtang Langching and Joenwi Tonglum (Lakkai) demonstrate the making and performance of the bamboo jaw harp (wa kimcha). This consists of the following media files: Media SDM12-20071219-01_1178_SM_X_JawHarp.mpg Duration 15'49" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP15DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1178), and runs from 18'36" to 34'25" on that cassette.
A recording in which Nongtang Langching and Joenwi Tonglum (Lakkai) demonstrate the making and performance of the bamboo jaw harp (wa kimcha). This consists of the following media files: Media SDM12-20071219-01_1178_SM_X_JawHarp.mpg Duration 15'49" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP15DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1178), and runs from 18'36" to 34'25" on that cassette.
A recording in which Loekyam Cholim demonstrates the toro, a bowed stringed musical instrument.. The instrument demonstrated by Loekyam has no strings or bow This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20071220-01_1178_SM_X_Lukam_Toro.mpg Duration 3'03" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP15DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1178), and runs from 34'25" to 37'28" on that cassette.
A recording in which Loekyam Cholim demonstrates the toro, a bowed stringed musical instrument.. The instrument demonstrated by Loekyam has no strings or bow This consists of the following media files: SDM12-20071220-01_1178_SM_X_Lukam_Toro.mpg Duration 3'03" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP15DEC0701 (Phonogrammarchiv No 1178), and runs from 34'25" to 37'28" on that cassette.
A short recording in which Joenwi performs vocalisations of gong sounds., This consists of the following sound file: SDM12-2008Tascam-133.wav, length 0'50" recorded on 13/1/208
A short recording in which Joenwi performs vocalisations of gong sounds., This consists of the following sound file: SDM12-2008Tascam-133.wav, length 0'50" recorded on 13/1/208
Six recordings in which Loekyam Cholim plays flute and discusses its use in various songs.These recordings consist of the following files: SDM12-20091225-01_SM_Lukam_WajomSongFlute.mpeg (This recording runs from 12’13” to 17’01” on the video cassette numbered ASSMVDP24DEC0901 - 1441) and the rest of the five recordings are made on Edirol. SDM12-20100111-171148_JS_E_Flutes_Wajom.wav SDM12-20100111-172648_JS_E_Flutes.wav SDM12-20100111-173652_JS_E_Flutes_KungchyoeGai.wav SDM12-20100111-180744_JS_E_Flutes.wav SDM12-20100111-182014_JS_E_FlutesWajom.wav The detailed description of the video recording is as follows (times on the cassette are in parentheses): SDM12-20091225-01_SM_Lukam_WajomSongFlute.mpeg 4'48" Demonstrating the pu²lu² la²pa³ chho², a type of bamboo recorder. The one that Lukam made was too short – longer ones sound better. SDM12-20100111-171148_JS_E_Flutes_Wajom.wav: Duration 13’20”:Wajom Song. This recording commences with flute playing. At 3’00” He says that this is the played in the field. 3’22” Singing the Wajom song. 4’55” further flute playing.. 12’00” He says the words ‘Oh Wajom” and plays the small portion of flute playing that relates to the words ‘Oh Wajom’. SDM12-20100111-172648_JS_E_Flutes.wav: Duration 6’46”:Discussion of the use of the flute; in which types of songs it can be used. It cannot be used in Wihu songs. He then plays a small section of text that invites friends to come. He tests some of the different flutes and finds which of them can be used. 2’00” the tune of calling the friends (kungchyoe gai). 2’40” he sings the song of inviting friends in Cholim. ke rah jo jo. SDM12-20100111-173652_JS_E_Flutes_KungchyoeGai.wav: Duration 23’13”:About the inviting of friends (kungchyoe gai, literally ‘calling the friends’). He explains that if this song is played on the flute, the friends would come. Not to the house but in the forest or the fields or the gardens. SDM12-20100111-180744_JS_E_Flutes.wav: Duration 10’30”:Flute playing; different types of playing being the Wajom song and the calling of friends. Further discussion of music including the names of the flutes. (2’00”). SDM12-20100111-182014_JS_E_FlutesWajom.wav: Duration 5’48”:Wajom Song, flute version 1’45” singing the Wajom song, up to 3’00”; followed by more flute playing. 4’24” a different song in a different tune; this song mentions the lapocho ‘flute’ and is sung to a tune similar to the boat song and morning song. We do not know what this song is. Finishes at 5’23”
Six recordings in which Loekyam Cholim plays flute and discusses its use in various kinds of songs.These recordings consist of the following files: SDM12-20091225-01_SM_Lukam_WajomSongFlute.mpeg (This recording runs from 12’13” to 17’01” on the video cassette numbered ASSMVDP24DEC0901 - 1441) and the rest of the five recordings are made on Edirol. SDM12-20100111-171148_JS_E_Flutes_Wajom.wav SDM12-20100111-172648_JS_E_Flutes.wav SDM12-20100111-173652_JS_E_Flutes_KungchyoeGai.wav SDM12-20100111-180744_JS_E_Flutes.wav SDM12-20100111-182014_JS_E_FlutesWajom.wav The detailed description of the video recording is as follows (times on the cassette are in parentheses): SDM12-20091225-01_SM_Lukam_WajomSongFlute.mpeg 4'48" Demonstrating the pu²lu² la²pa³ chho², a type of bamboo recorder. The one that Lukam made was too short – longer ones sound better. SDM12-20100111-171148_JS_E_Flutes_Wajom.wav: Duration 13’20”:Wajom Song. This recording commences with flute playing. At 3’00” He says that this is the played in the field. 3’22” Singing the Wajom song. 4’55” further flute playing.. 12’00” He says the words ‘Oh Wajom” and plays the small portion of flute playing that relates to the words ‘Oh Wajom’. SDM12-20100111-172648_JS_E_Flutes.wav: Duration 6’46”:Discussion of the use of the flute; in which types of songs it can be used. It cannot be used in Wihu songs. He then plays a small section of text that invites friends to come. He tests some of the different flutes and finds which of them can be used. 2’00” the tune of calling the friends (kungchyoe gai). 2’40” he sings the song of inviting friends in Cholim. ke rah jo jo. SDM12-20100111-173652_JS_E_Flutes_KungchyoeGai.wav: Duration 23’13”:About the inviting of friends (kungchyoe gai, literally ‘calling the friends’). He explains that if this song is played on the flute, the friends would come. Not to the house but in the forest or the fields or the gardens. SDM12-20100111-180744_JS_E_Flutes.wav: Duration 10’30”:Flute playing; different types of playing being the Wajom song and the calling of friends. Further discussion of music including the names of the flutes. (2’00”). SDM12-20100111-182014_JS_E_FlutesWajom.wav: Duration 5’48”:Wajom Song, flute version 1’45” singing the Wajom song, up to 3’00”; followed by more flute playing. 4’24” a different song in a different tune; this song mentions the lapocho ‘flute’ and is sung to a tune similar to the boat song and morning song. We do not know what this song is. Finishes at 5’23”
One recording in which Lukam Tonglum speaks about Bamboo used for making flutes . This consists of the following media file: SDM12-20100113-01_SM_T_Lukam_Bamboo.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM12-20100113-01_SM_T_Lukam_Bamboo.wav:Duration 2’45”:The types of bamboo that can be used for making flutes, and names of some bamboo types. This recording was interrupted by the arrival of Lakhum Mossang.
One recording in which Lukam Tonglum speaks about Bamboo used for making flutes . This consists of the following media file: SDM12-20100113-01_SM_T_Lukam_Bamboo.wav The details of this recording are as follows: SDM12-20100113-01_SM_T_Lukam_Bamboo.wav:Duration 2’45”:The types of bamboo that can be used for making flutes, and names of some bamboo types. This recording was interrupted by the arrival of Lakhum Mossang.
One recording in which Mr Lukam talks about the Buffalo horn. This consists of the following video file: SDM12-20081209-01_1211_SM_X_BuffaloHorn The details of this recording are as follows: SDM12-20081209-01_1211_SM_X_BuffaloHorn_Duration 2' 00" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP22NOV0801 and runs from 42' 23" to 44' 23" on that cassette. The contents of this recording are as follows (times on the cassette in brackets) 0' 00" (42' 23") About the blowing of the buffalo horn; demonstrating four different signals i.e. ‘all’s well’, ‘attack the enemy’, ‘come back’ 2' 00" (44' 23") end.
One recording in which Mr Lukam talks about the Buffalo horn. This consists of the following video file: SDM12-20081209-01_1211_SM_X_BuffaloHorn The details of this recording are as follows: SDM12-20081209-01_1211_SM_X_BuffaloHorn_Duration 2' 00" This recording forms part of the cassette numbered SMVDP22NOV0801 and runs from 42' 23" to 44' 23" on that cassette. The contents of this recording are as follows (times on the cassette in brackets) 0'00" (42' 23") About the blowing of the buffalo horn; demonstrating four different signals i.e. ‘all’s well’, ‘attack the enemy’, ‘come back’ 2' 00" (44' 23") end.
A recording in which Ringnya Cholim talks about the making and use of a flute. This consists of the following media file: SDM12-20100113-02_SM_Ringnya_Flute.mpeg (This recording runs from 13’21” to 23’41” on the video cassette numbered ASSMVDP12JAN1001 - 1452 ) The details of this recording is as follows:(times on the cassette are in parentheses): SDM12-20100113-02_SM_Ringnya_Flute.mpeg: Duration 10'20": Making a flute and testing it out. This precedes a video recording made by Jürgen Schöpf in which Ringnya performs on this flute.
A recording in which Ringnya Cholim talks about the making and use of a flute. This consists of the following media file: SDM12-20100113-02_SM_Ringnya_Flute.mpeg (This recording runs from 13’21” to 23’41” on the video cassette numbered ASSMVDP12JAN1001 - 1452 ) The details of this recording is as follows:(times on the cassette are in parentheses): SDM12-20100113-02_SM_Ringnya_Flute.mpeg: Duration 10'20": Making a flute and testing it out. This precedes a video recording made by Jürgen Schöpf in which Ringnya performs on this flute.

Citation

Stephen Donald Morey (2007 - 2010). Item "Musical Instruments" in collection "Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/dccece2a-2910-40fc-ae70-f229e7a7d2d0. (Accessed 2024-05-26)

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