Sunday, 4 December 2016

Episode 15: Take This Hammer: Ethnographic Field Recordings of Worksong

A survey of ethnographic field recordings of pre-industrial work songs from around the world forms the basis for an inquiry into different experiences of time other than the abstraction and discipline inaugurated by industrial capitalism. The episode ends with a site-specific lecture-performance by Noah Angell titled 'Labour & Rhythm', recorded by Adam Laschinger at Banner Repeater, located in Hackney Downs Railway Station in November 2011.



References
-Ted Gioia, Work Songs, Duke University Press, 2006.
-Emma Robertson, Marek Korczynski & Michael Pickering, Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
-Norm Cohen, "Worksongs: A Demontration Collection by Examples" in Archie Green (ed) Songs About Work: Essays in Occupational Culture, University of Indiana Press, 1993.
-Richard Henderson, "The Primer: Field Recordings", The Wire, February 1998.
-Frank Gunderson, "Musical Labour Performed in Northwest Tanzania, Folkways Magazine, Summer/Fall 2014.

For more recordings of See Noah Angell's work see his website.  Noah will give a lecture-performance Saturday December 10 at Center for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry.


Track list
Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Andy Mosely, "Take This Hammer", Prison Worksongs, Arhoolie Records, 2012.
[No artist listed], "Chants Des Pecheurs De Perles Muharraq", Bahrein et Shardja: Pecheurs de Perles et Musiciens du Golf Persique, Ocora, 1984.
Baka People of Southeast Cameroon, "Water Drums 1", Heart of the Forest: The Music of the Baka Forest People of Southeast Cameroon, Hannibal Records, 1993.  
Baka People of Southeast Cameroon, "Venolouma", Heart of the Forest: The Music of the Baka Forest People of Southeast Cameroon, Hannibal Records, 1993.  
Ari People of Ethiopia, "Woni Lekha (Chant de Fauchage)", Ethiopie: Polyphonies Ari, Ocora, 2002.
Ari People of Ethiopia, "Woni Lekha (Chant de Fauchage)", Ethiopie: Polyphonies Ari, Ocora, 2002.
[No artist listed], "Octopus Fishing (Lofanga Island)", South Pacific: Island Music, Nonesuch Records, 1987. 
[No artist listed], "Shell Money Making (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita)", South Pacific: Island Music, Nonesuch Records, 1987.
Chandra Chhetri, Krishnakumari Chhetri, Asha Rai, Deoki Rai, "Sowing Song By Women", Folksongs & Sacred Music from Nepal, Alliance, 1999.
Kpelle People of Liberia, "Rice Planting Song", Music of the Kpelle of Liberia, Folkways Records, 1972. 
Kpelle People of Liberia, "Bush Clearing Song", Music of the Kpelle of Liberia, Folkways Records, 1972. 
Alan Lomax w/ Peggy Seeger & Ewan McColl, "Three Waulking Songs & A Song for Finishing Cloth", Scottish Drinking and Pipe Songs, Legacy Records, 1991.
[No artist listed], "Nadouri", Georgie: Chants de Travail, Ocora, 1985.
Evangelina Carballo, "Cante de Espadella", World Library of Folk & Primitive Music: Spain, Columbia Masterworks, 1955.
Juze Jezavitiene, Ona Jauneikiene, Petronele Krukoniene, "Harvest Song", Voix des Paix Baltes, Inedit, 1995.
John "Black Sampson" Gibson, "Steel-Laying Holler", Field Recordings Volume 2: North & South Carloina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas (1926-1943), Document Records, 1997.
John "Black Sampson" Gibson, "Track-Lining Song", Field Recordings Volume 2: North & South Carloina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas (1926-1943), Document Records, 1997.
Martin McManus, "The Falling of the Pine", Lumbering Songs From the Ontario Shanties, Ethnic Folkways Library, 1961.
Francisco Capo, "Cant de Trillar", World Library of Folk & Primitive Music: Spain, Columbia Masterworks, 1955.
Leplinas Lamar & Group, "Tomazo Na Prale", Alan Lomax in Haiti: Songs of Labour & Leisure, Harte Recordings, 2009.
"Canto dei Batti-pali (Pile Driver's Song)", The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Volume XV - Northern and Central Italy.
"Workers' Song (Lamento dei Cavatori di Marmo)", The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Volume XV - Northern and Central Italy.
Luo People of Kenya, "Naftali Ouko", The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: British East Africa
Borana People of Ethiopia, "Borana Singing Wells", Olivia Wyatt: Staring Into the Sun, Sublime Frequencies, 2011.
Bavuma People of Uganda, "Boat Song, Island of Buvuma, Lake Victoria, Uganda", Music! The Berlin Phonogramm Archiv (1900-2000), Museum Collection Berlin, 2014.
Noah Angell, "Labour & Rhythm".