RECORDINGS
Bosavi Music and Rainforest Ambiences by Steven Feld
[All author royalties from the sales of these recordings benefit the Bosavi People’s Fund]

 

Voices of the Rainforest. CD with booklet of photos and descriptive notes, 1991. Produced by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart for his World Series on Rykodisc. A day in the life of Bosavi; mixes rainforest ambiences with work, play and ritual sounds of the Bosavi people.Republished in 2011 as part of the Mickey Hart Collection by Smithsonian Folkways. Album details, audio samples, and pdf of liner notes at:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3295
Rainforest Soundwalks: Ambiences of Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. CD with booklet of photos and notes, 2001. Produced for EarthEar in collaboration with the Bosavi People’s Fund. A CD of environmental ambiences: a 15 minute dawn butcherbird solo, followed by sounds of the Bosavi rainforest in morning, afternoon, and evening. Second edition published in 2011 by VoxLox. Album details, audio samples, and pdf of liner notes at:

http://www.earthear.com/catalog/rainforestsoundwalks.html

http://voxlox.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/steven-feld-rainforest-soundwalks

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevenfeld1

Bosavi: Rainforest. 3CD box set with 80 page book of photos and notes, 2001. A collaborative production of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies. Two generations of Bosavi musicians and twenty-five years of field recordings in a historical anthology. The three CDs feature guitar bands of the 1990s, sounds and songs of everyday life, and sounds and songs of ritual and ceremony (including pieces discussed and transcribed in the book Sound and Sentiment). Album details, audio samples, and pdf of liner notes at:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=2690


A complete discography of Steven Feld’s Bosavi recordings

1981 Music of the Kaluli. 12" stereo LP, booklet with map, photographs, descriptive notes; cassette (contains no liner materials). Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, IPNGS 001. LP out of print; cassette available from IPNGS.

1983Voices of the Forest. 30 minute audio tape commissioned by and broadcast on National Public Radio in narrated and non-narrated forms; re-broadcast on NPR and Pacifica networks from 1983-1990. Field recordings by Steven Feld; program edited, mixed, and produced by Scott Sinkler and Steven Feld. NPR cassette edition out of print; republished 1988, B side of cassette supplement to Yearbook for Traditional Music, 20. Re-edited 2001, on CD II of Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea.

1985 The Kaluli of Papua Nugini; Weeping and Song. 12" stereo LP, booklet with map, photographs, descriptive notes in German and English. Music of Oceania, Barenreiter Musicaphon BM 30 SL 2702. Out of print.

1987gisalo, ilib kuwo:, heyalo, iwo:, four tracks originally published on Music of the Kaluli, and The Kaluli of Papua Nugini; Weeping and Song. Republished on, Southern Highlands Province cassette compilation with the book Papua New Guinea Music Collection, 11 cassettes and book edited by Don Niles and Michael Webb. Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 008.

1988Example cassette tape to accompany the article "Aesthetics as Iconicity of Style, or, ‘lift-up-over sounding:’ Getting into the Kaluli Groove," Yearbook for Traditional Music, 20. B side contains non-narrated version of the 1983 NPR program Voices in the Forest.

1991 Voices of the Rainforest. CD/cassette, booklet with photos and descriptive notes. The World Series, Producer: Mickey Hart. Rykodisc 10173.

1991bamboo jews harp, originally published on Voices of the Rainforest. Around the World (for a Song): A World Series Sampler. Rykodisc 00217

1993Excerpts, gisalo song, originally published on The Kaluli of Papua Nugini; Weeping and Song. Cassette example tape to accompany John Kaemmer, Music in Human Life: Anthropological Perspectives on Music. University of Texas Press.

1994Kaluli song; audio remix of heyalo song and forest ambience originally published on Voices of the Forest. Jim Metzner, editor, Pulse of the Planet, book and CD, The Nature Company. Recording; photograph and text (pp. 27-29).

1994bamboo jews harp, originally published on Voices of the Rainforest. The Best of Both Worlds (sampler). Rykodisc 30298.

1995Excerpts, gisalo song, originally published on The Kaluli of Papua Nugini; Weeping and Song; garden cleaning song, originally published on Music of the Kaluli. Cassette example tape to accompany William P. Malm, Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East and Asia, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall.

1996heyalo song, originally published on Music of the Kaluli. Les Voix du Monde/Voices of the World. Book and 3 CD compilation, edited by Hugo Zemp. Le Chant du Monde CMX 374 1010.12.

1996rainforest ambient sounds, "The Next Step," Mickey Hart, Mystery Box. Rykodisc 10338.

1997Excerpt, Making Sago, originally published on Voices of the Rainforest. Music From Nature, CD to accompany the Music/Nature issue of the journal Terra Nova, 2(3); also distributed as Music From Nature: A Terra Nova Compilation. Republished on the CD to accompany The Music and Nature Book, ed. By David Rothenberg and Marta Ulvaeus, Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

1998Excerpts, gisalo ceremony, 1984 (previously unpublished). Danses du Monde/Dances of the World, book and 2 CD compilation, edited by Hugo Zemp. Le Chant du Monde CML 274 1106.07.

1998rainforest ambient sounds, "Space Dust," Mickey Hart & Planet Drum. Supralingua. Rykodisc 10396.

2001Rainforest Soundwalks: Ambiences of Bosavi, Papua New Guinea. CD with booklet, photos, notes. EarthEar 1062.

2001 Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea. 3CD box set with book,, photos, notes. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies SFW CD 40487.

2007 ambient rainforest samples, Kaluli Groove, on Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo, Global Drum Project, CD, Shout Factory 826663-10706.