Robert Garfias recordings: Hayashi Tamio/sho and Ue Chikamasa/biwa, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias recordings: Hayashi Tamio/sho and Ue Chikamasa/biwa
2 audiotapes  :  EC-1 reel; WT-1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7")
Collection Number
Performance featuring Japanese sho and biwa musicians, recorded at the University of Washington by Robert Garfias.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

Contents: 1) Sho and biwa, K'onjo jo (from Tsuke-Dokoroo) and Ha - first taiko; 2) Sho-Aitake, Te Utsuri; 3) Choshi, first Aitake; 4) Hyojo - 3 ku; 5) Ichikotsu - 3 ku; 6) Banshikicho - 3 ku; 7) Banshikicho - "Etenraku"

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Biwa
  • Biwa music
  • Classical Music--Japan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--Japan
  • Shō
  • Shō music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings