Robert Garfias field recordings (Hong Kong), 1966-04-21  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias field recordings (Hong Kong)
Dates
1966-04-21
Quantity
4 items  :  OT-2 reels (15 ips, 1/4 tr. [stereo?]); WT-2 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); Duration: 00:32:04; list of Chinese titles.
Collection Number
1966008
Summary
Field recordings made in Hong Kong by Robert Garfias, 4/21/66.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.

- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Performer: Chen Hanguang/zheng (note on original archive sheet - "actually converted koto") (native of Chaozhon, Tuangdong province)

Contents:

Tape 1 - Fisherman's Evening Song; Lotus Emerging from Water; Wild Geese Alight On the Sandy Shore; Winter Crows Frolicking In Water.

Tape 2 - Lights From A Thousand Homes; Waves Washing the Sand (incomplete); Lady Liu Qing (with false start)

Documentation: Garfias info. log #2 - Philippines (last entries)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
1966008-0001
1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk music--China
  • Koto music
  • Music--China
  • Zheng
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • China
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Chen, Hanguang (performer)