Frederick King lectures at the University of Connecticut
- 1982 - 1987
Musician Frederick King delivered 4 lectures. He spoke on 4/27/1982 (2015-0002/RR208), 4/19/1983 (2015-0002/RR209), 3/25/1986 (2015-0002/RR210) and 4/28/1987 (2015-0002/RR211).
Biographical / Historical
Frederick L. King received his B.A. and M.A. in percussion and orchesteral conducting at the University of Iowa. He did post-graduate work at Juilliard School of Music, studying under New York Philharmonic timbanist, Saul Goodman. In 1969, King was a Ethnomusicology doctoral candidate at Columbia University and also worked and travelled internationally with with the New York Pro Musica (under Noah Greenberg). In addition, King was active in performaing and recording pop and jazz music. In August 1968, King invited to organize the department of percussion at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (1968-1975). While at the Conservatory, King traveled and performed throughout the Caribbean with Pablo Casals, the founder of the Conservatory. He continued to be a freelance percussionist in New York and continued to teach and perform with symphonic orchestras, chamber music groups and was affiliated with Max Roach's M'Boom.
[Information from recordings and "Frederick King and the New Sound of Percussion," by Francis Schwartz, San Juan Star, 2 March 1969.]
4 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings) : RR 208 1 reel, Side A-1:27:56, Side B-1:19:12; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. The recordings were combined for ease of listening. The combined run time of the digital recording is 1:12:18. RR 209 1 reel, 1:13:03; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 210 1 reel, 1:24:51; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 211 1 reel. 1:29:56; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.
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