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The University of British Columbia Archives recently assisted the Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia in the production of a short documentary film on the work of composer, ethnomusicologist, and UBC School of Music professor Elliot Weisgarber.

The film is part of CMC BC’s Legacy Composer Film Series, celebrating the first generation of Canadian composers to write Western concert music on the West Coast of Canada.  The films each honour one of five B.C. composers, in addition to Weisgarber:  Murray Adaskin, Barbara Pentland, Rudolf Komorous, and Jean Coulthard.  According to CMC BC, “Each of them contributed something unique, completely new and remarkable to the nation’s cultural mosaic, both through their body of work and the living legacy of students they inspired”.

The six-minute film, directed by John Bolton, is titled Aki-No-Hinode (Japanese for “Autumn Sunrise”), after one of Weisgarber’s short works for flute and piano.  Weisgarber’s daughter, Karen Suzanne Smithson, discovered the previously-unknown piece in her parents’ garage in 2002 while sorting through some of her father’s belongings looking for manuscripts to donate to the Archives.

Throughout the film, the sparse notes of Weisgarber’s composition, played on flute and piano, can be heard in the background, while the camera focusses on the manuscripts.  An emotional highlight is Smithson’s story of her discovery of the Aki-No-Hinode manuscript, and playing it “possibly for the first time”.

Aki-No-Hinode was shot in the Mackenzie Seminar Room in UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, with additional scenes showing the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) where the Weisgarber manuscripts are stored.  Karen Smithson and archivist Erwin Wodarczak are featured.  Smithson talks about her father and his work, his fascination with Asian music, and how as a composer he was a pioneer in incorporating Asian (in particular Japanase) influences and instrumentation into Western concert music.  Wodarczak describes how archival collections are stored and can be retrieved from the ASRS.  “There’s a story behind every document, behind every collection” like Weisgarber’s, he says, and describes how gratifying it is when such collections are entrusted to the Archives for safe-keeping.

The film had its debut at an Elliot Weisgarber celebration at the CMC BC’s Creative Hub in Vancouver in April.  It can now be viewed on-line.  The Aki-No-Hinode manuscript is one of 450 compositions by Elliot Weisgarber included in his collection, consisting of textual records and audio recordings, held in the University Archives.

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

BQ988 U887 N57 2016
鈴木大拙の原風景 / 西村惠信著

DS834.9 I76 A5 2016
対談集, あの人ともういちど / 色川大吉

NK1072 O83 K56 2016
近代大阪職人図鑑 : ものづくりのものがたり/ 編著大阪歴史博物館

PL871 A735 A68 2016
暗幕のゲルニカ = Guernica undercover / 原田マハ

PN1998.3 A715 A3 2016
鞍馬天狗のおじさんは : 聞書・嵐寬寿郎一代 / 嵐寬寿郎, 竹中労

 

CHINESE-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

DS777.43 Y375 2015
重返五四现场 : 1919, 一个国家的青春记忆 / 叶曙明著

P121 J536 2016
魏晋六朝与晚期罗马的语言活动与宗教翻译 / 蒋哲杰著

PL1171 F464
中国古文字学概论 = An introduction to Chinese paleography / 冯时著

PL2447 G36 2016
楚简文字与先秦思想文化 / 高华平著

PN1993.5 C4 C4365 2015
底层再现 : 中国当代电影中的城市游民 = Urban vagrants in contemporary Chinese cinema / 陈涛著

 

INDIC-LANGUAGE MATERIALS

PK2077 K52 2016
Khaṭṭī-mīthī preraka kahānīyām̐ / saṃ. Sudhā Mūrti

PK2098.29 U28 P678 2016
Posṭa bôksa naṃ. 203, nālā sopārā / Citrā Mudgala

PK2200 S27 Z62 2016
Sāhira Ludhiyānavī : mere gīta tumhāre / Sunīla Bhaṭṭa.

PK2659 B2854 G85 2016
Gulamohara : kahāṇī-saṅgrahi / Harajīta Kaura Bājawā

PK2659 S3756 P53154 2016
Pighalatī Yādeṃ : upanyāsa / lekhala, Jaranaila Siṃha Sekhā ; anuvādaka, Sañjīva Rāya

The University of British Columbia Archives recently assisted the Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia in the production of a short documentary film on the work of composer, ethnomusicologist, and UBC School of Music professor Elliot Weisgarber.

The film is part of CMC BC’s Legacy Composer Film Series, celebrating the first generation of Canadian composers to write Western concert music on the West Coast of Canada.  The films each honour one of five B.C. composers, in addition to Weisgarber:  Murray Adaskin, Barbara Pentland, Rudolf Komorous, and Jean Coulthard.  According to CMC BC, “Each of them contributed something unique, completely new and remarkable to the nation’s cultural mosaic, both through their body of work and the living legacy of students they inspired”.

The six-minute film, directed by John Bolton, is titled Aki-No-Hinode (Japanese for “Autumn Sunrise”), after one of Weisgarber’s short works for flute and piano.  Weisgarber’s daughter, Karen Suzanne Smithson, discovered the previously-unknown piece in her parents’ garage in 2002 while sorting through some of her father’s belongings looking for manuscripts to donate to the Archives.

Throughout the film, the sparse notes of Weisgarber’s composition, played on flute and piano, can be heard in the background, while the camera focusses on the manuscripts.  An emotional highlight is Smithson’s story of her discovery of the Aki-No-Hinode manuscript, and playing it “possibly for the first time”.

Aki-No-Hinode was shot in the Mackenzie Seminar Room in UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, with additional scenes showing the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) where the Weisgarber manuscripts are stored.  Karen Smithson and archivist Erwin Wodarczak are featured.  Smithson talks about her father and his work, his fascination with Asian music, and how as a composer he was a pioneer in incorporating Asian (in particular Japanase) influences and instrumentation into Western concert music.  Wodarczak describes how archival collections are stored and can be retrieved from the ASRS.  “There’s a story behind every document, behind every collection” like Weisgarber’s, he says, and describes how gratifying it is when such collections are entrusted to the Archives for safe-keeping.

The film had its debut at an Elliot Weisgarber celebration at the CMC BC’s Creative Hub in Vancouver in April.  It can now be viewed on-line.  The Aki-No-Hinode manuscript is one of 450 compositions by Elliot Weisgarber included in his collection, consisting of textual records and audio recordings, held in the University Archives.

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