Robert Garfias recordings: King Island Dances, 1971-05-23  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
Robert Garfias recordings: King Island Dances
Dates
1971-05-23
Quantity
3 items  :  2 vcts - 2000-9.1 = Betacam SP (copy of 16mm film), 2000-9.2 = VHS (copy of Betacam SP copy); WD - 1 DVD; Duration: 00:10:04; copy of film log entry and brief hand-written note in doc file.
Collection Number
2000009
Summary
Eight dances with drum performed by Inupiat people from King Island, Alaska; recorded in Seattle at the University of Washington (at the "Columns"), 5-23-71.
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

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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

Dancers (Inupiat people from King Island, Alaska): Teresa Penatac, Charlie Penatac, Sarah Koyuk, Joachim Koyuk, and Charlie Tigmeac (living in Seattle at time of filming) (Total duration = 10:04)

The Choyuk (drum) was made from walrus stomach with drift wood frame (stick made of hickory).

Contents: Ch. 1 - Welcome dance; Ch. 2 - Kayak dance; Ch. 3 - Walrus dance (Joachim Koyuk); Ch. 4 - Snow dance (Teresa Penatac and Sarah Koyuk); Ch. 5 - Drum and chanting; Ch. 6 - Good-Evil spirit dance (Joachim Koyuk); Ch. 7 - Wolf dance (take 1) - battery problems; Ch. 8 - Wolf dance (take 2) - wrong sound with picture; Ch. 9 - Fun dance (no sound)

Original film title: Eskimo Dances.

Video copies produced in the course of National Film Preservation Foundation grant in 1999 to obtain new 16mm internegative, optical soundtrack negative, and answer print. (See film inventory for complete description of film holdings); VHS copy digitized and work disc produced 5/2009.

Note: on the video copies, the audio for the "Fun dance" was mistakenly matched with the second take of the "Wolf dance" (there was audio for only one take of the "Wolf dance"); hence, there is no sound accompanying the "Fun dance" on the video copies.

Related Collection: 71-16 (original audio recording)

Documentation: See under collection 71-16: Film Log Book I, pp. 103-104

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2000009-0002
1 optical media : DVD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
Dancers (Inupiat people from King Island, Alaska): Teresa Penatac, Charlie Penatac, Sarah Koyuk, Joachim Koyuk, and Charlie Tigmeac (living in Seattle at time of filming) (Total duration = 10:04). The Choyuk (drum) was made from walrus stomach with drift wood frame (stick made of hickory). Contents: Ch. 1 - Welcome dance; Ch. 2 - Kayak dance; Ch. 3 - Walrus dance (Joachim Koyuk); Ch. 4 - Snow dance (Teresa Penatac and Sarah Koyuk); Ch. 5 - Drum and chanting; Ch. 6 - Good-Evil spirit dance (Joachim Koyuk); Ch. 7 - Wolf dance (take 1) - battery problems; Ch. 8 - Wolf dance (take 2) - wrong sound with picture; Ch. 9 - Fun dance (no sound). Original film title: Eskimo Dances. Video copies produced in the course of National Film Preservation Foundation grant in 1999 to obtain new 16mm internegative, optical soundtrack negative, and answer print. (See film inventory for complete description of film holdings); VHS copy digitized and work disc produced 5/2009.Note: on the video copies, the audio for the "Fun dance" was mistakenly matched with the second take of the "Wolf dance" (there was audio for only one take of the "Wolf dance"); hence, there is no sound accompanying the "Fun dance" on the video copies. Related Collection: 71-16 (original audio recording).
1971-05-23

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Alaskan Aborigines
  • American Indian
  • Art, Inupiat
  • Dance--Alaska
  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Inupiat
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska
  • North America
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Koyuk, Joachim (performer)
    • Koyuk, Sarah (performer)
    • Penatac, Charlie (performer)
    • Penatac, Teresa (performer)
    • Tigmeac, Charlie (performer)