The International society for traditional arts research (ISTAR) was founded in India (Delhi) and launched a number of projects that led to some very interesting articles published in 1984 and 85. The members of the society and their associated are now stalwarts in their respective fields: Bernard Bel, Joep Bor, the late James Arnold, Wim van der Meer and Jim Kippen. They collaborated closely with people who are by now legends: Prem Lata Sharma, Shahab Sarmadee, Nazir Jairazbhoy, Dilip Chandra Vedi and Fahimuddin Dagar, to name but a few.
Peter Mueller: A Journey to Shrutiland
Louis Soret and Anello Capuano: Influences of Oriental Music on the West in the Middle Ages
James Arnold: Raga Rupa 1
James Kippen: Listen out for the Tabla!
Wim van der Meer: Thats and Murcchanas 1
Bernard Bel: News from ISTAR’s workshop
Pt. Dilip Chandra Vedi: Essence of Music
Joep Bor: My Name is Gauhar Jan
Bernard Bel: Musical Acoustics: Beyond Levy’s ‘Intonation of Indian Music’ 1
Andréine Bel: East-West Dance Encounters: Did Isadora Duncan have the Answers?
Joep Bor: Raga Sketches
Itsuo Tsuda: Education of the Subconscious
Jim Kippen and Bernard Bel: Linguistic Study of Rhythm: Computer Models of Tabla Language
Joep Bor: Memories of an Old Sarangi Player (Ustad Mohammad Jan)
Pt. Dilip Chandra Vedi: On Famous Women Singers and their Teachers
Srivatsa Goswami: The Svarupas of Radha and Krishna from Swami Shriramji Sharma’s Rasamandali
Shahab Sarmadee: Mankutuhal and Rag Darpan, Reflections of a Great Seventeenth Century Scholar-Musician
Onkar Prasad: Santal Music and Dance Terminology
Joep Bor, W.J. Arnold and Issaro Mott: Notating Hindustani Music, Giving Importance to Note Treatment
Nazir Jairazbhoy: Response to Musical Acoustics: Beyond Levy’s ‘Intonation of Indian Music’
W.J.Arnold, Joep Bor, Wim van der Meer: On Measuring Notes, A Response to N.A.Jairazbhoy
W.J.Arnold, Bernard Bel and Wim van der Meer: Stretching Scales
W.J.Arnold: Playing with Intonation