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Bibliography and materials collected by Bentzon



Books

- The Launeddas - A Sardinian Folk Music Instrument
Volume One
Volume Two (contains music transcripts)
Acta Ethnomusicologica Danica, N. 1. Copenaghen, 1969.

The launeddas The launeddas

View Volume I and Volume II in pdf

[Iscandula published an Italian version complete with 3 audio CDs]



        

Articles in trade press

- Et sardisk folkemusikinstrument

(An instrument of Sardinian folk music) Budstikken 1959, National Museum of Denmark, Pages 41-59. Copenhagen.

Et sardisk folkemusikinstrument     View the pdf>


- Notes sur la vie musicale d'un village sarde
( Notes on the musical life of a Sardinian village ), Folk vol. 2, 1960, Pages 13-32, Copenhagen.


- Launeddas, et sardisk folkemusikinstrument

(Launeddas, an instrument of Sardinian folk music), Dansk Musiktidsskrift, N. 3, May 1961, Pages 97-105. Copenhagen.

Launeddas, et sardisk folkemusikinstrument     View the pdf>


- Is launeddas

Ichnusa, n. 45, 1961, Pages 22-33.

Is launeddas     View the pdf>


- Music of the Waiwai Indians

Niels Fock, in Waiwai: religion and society of an Amazonian tribe, APPENDIX I, 1963, National Museets skrifter. Etnografiske Raekke VIII, Pages 262-302. Copenhagen.

Music of the Waiwai Indians     View the pdf >


- Glædeligt nytaar - Etnologisk blaalys paa en dansk overgangsrite

(Happy New Year – An ethnological tease on the ritual Danish way to welcome the New Year), Jordens Folk, Etnografisk Revy, 2nd year, N. 1, 1966, Pages 173-174. Copenhagen.

Glædeligt nytaar - Etnologisk blaalys paa en dansk overgangsrite     View the pdf >


- Den sydvietnamesiske Bonde

(The farmer from South Vietnam) and Om vietnamesisk (The language of South Vietnam), Jordens Folk, Etnografisk Revy, 2nd year, N. 4, 1966, Pages 338-343. Copenhagen.

Den sydvietnamesiske Bonde     View the pdf >


- Enkernes og banditternes fest - Et karneval paa Sardinien

(The farmer from South Vietnam) and Om vietnamesisk (The language of South Vietnam), Jordens Folk, Etnografisk Revy, 2nd year, N. 4, 1966, Pages 338-343. Copenhagen.

Enkernes og banditternes fest     View the pdf >


- Sydøstasien

(South East Asia), Nicolaisen, Nellemann, Kehler (eds.), Verdens folkeslag i vor tid, Pages 44-64. Copenhagen 1968.

Sydøstasien    View the pdf >


- Is launeddas – Field research on a Sardinian musical instrument by Andreas Fridolin Weis Bentzon in 1957-58 and 1962

Copenhagen 1970. Published as attachment to the record of the same name by: Dischi del sole, regional series Sardinia, Milan 1974.

Also published on BRADS n. 4, 1972-73, pagg. 3-8.

Is launeddas - Ricerca sul campo su uno strumento musicale sardo     View the pdf >

Carbon copy of the text sent by Bentzon to produce the record mentioned above >



        

Records

- That's a plenty


- Jazz i club Montmartre
Sonet, 1955, 33½ rpm. DLP 1, Adrian Bentzon's New Orleans Orkester. Fridolin played the double bass in all tracks bar one, where he played the banjo.


- Untitled
In 1966, Fridolin recorded two songs by Peppino Deiala on vinyl. The record is owned by the heirs of Deiala, but displays no label or description. It is likely to be a single vinyl print of tracks that Fridolin broadcast in one of his Danish Radio shows. A 1966 receipt for 50 Danish kroner was issued to Peppino Deiala in payment of Author's Rights by the Danish Radio


- Is launeddas – Field research on a Sardinian musical instrument by Andreas Fridolin Weis Bentzon in 1957-58 and 1962
Record published by Dischi del sole, Milan 1974



        

Presentations

- A dialogue with music students at the University of Copenhagen
-Untitled, November 1958, 5 pages on launeddas in Danish.


- Functions of launeddas in Sardinian communities
This was certainly prepared for a conference held around 1958, since it ends with a sample from the player Giovanni Lai, introduced as being 20 years old. Giovanni Lai was born in 1937. There is no reference to the theme or location of the conference. In Italian, five pages.


- Sardiniens Folkemusik
(Sardinian folk music), Foredrag holdt i Dante Alighieri mandag d. 19/2/1962, 9 pages in Danish.


- Launeddas
Foredrag i Dansk Etnografisk Forening 6/12/1964. 11 pages in Danish


- Is launeddas – Sociology and Esthetics of a Sardinian Folk Music Tradition.
Conference held at the Music Academy in Sassari on 29/05/1965, 20 pages in Italian.


- Udviklingen af den sydsardiske dansmusik, og dens sociale forudsætninger
(The development of dances in Southern Sardinia and its social basis). 6 pages in Danish.


- Writings on a research on the shepherds' community in Nule

Iscandula has the following writings:

  • Material for courses in methodology 1, 302 pp.;
  • Material for courses in methodology 2, 178 pp;
  • Further notes , 100 pp;
  • Notes as told by Michela Coloru ,91 pp;
  • Unnumbered notes, 51 pp;
  • Preliminary work ..., 202 pp;
  • Concentrates on the main subject of the studies, 31 pp.


        

Films

In the course of the summer of 1962, Bentzon filmed 20 B&W, 16 mm rolls of film, a total of 60 minutes, to record the world of launeddas players. In 1998, Fiorenzo Serra, commissioned by Iscandula, used this filming, plus sound recordings and photographs, to put together a 38-minute documentary entitled ‘Is launeddas, the music of the Sardinians'.

   View the 20 films >



        

Radio programmes

In January 1962, Bentzon produced three shows for the Danish Radio and two for the Norwegian Radio.



        

Materials

We have not been able to compile a full list of the materials available to date. In 1979, several documents were transferred from the Institute of Anthropology of the University of Copenhagen to ISRE in Nuoro, but the latter has not allowed us to view them.



        

Photographs

Photographs taken between 1955 and 1962 are kept at the National Museum of Denmark, and hey amount to c.257 negatives, a copy of which is currently held in Iscandula's archives.

We are aware that the ISRE institute in Nuoro holds an interesting set of photographs taken by Fridolin e Sara Ruth Bentzon.



        

Ethnographic material collected in Sardinia

While researching launeddas in 1958, Fridolin collected some 151 tools on behalf of the National Museum of Denmark, illustrating the world of farmers and shepherds, as well as religion, carnival, bread-making, folk music etc. In 1959, these were exhibited for two months at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.



        

Sound recordings

In addition to sound recordings of launeddas, Benzon collected: 38 women's songs, 28 guitar sonatas, 18 poems, 80 tenores recordings and 85 fantasy tales. Iscandula plans to publish a selection of these recordings in the near future.



        

Materials on gamelan music

In 1963, Fridolin developed an interest in gamelan music and started a band with friends and co-workers. He wrote a wealth of music sheets and other material, which are now kept in Danish Folklore Archives in Copenhagen.

 

 

 
 
          
 
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