Robert Garfias field recordings (film masters), 1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias field recordings (film masters)
3 audiotapes  :  OT - 2 reels (15 ips, full-track, 7"); WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:25:47
Collection Number
Audio masters of Korean performances, filmed and recorded in Seoul, South Korea.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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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

These two reels contain certain items from audio masters of Korea films - sections were removed from the master tapes during film editing process. These items were thought to be lost between 1982 (when L.S. arrived) and December 1996, at which time the reels emerged during a purge of old tape reels and boxes in the archives.

The original tape numbers are given for each item; the archive sheets for these original tapes should be consulted for names of performers, genres, etc.

Contents: 96-19.1 - 1) K406/s-b - So Mu (66-1.6 OT); 2) K402/s-b - Mu Ko (drum dance) (66-1.2); 96-19.2 - 1) K414/s-b - Tae Ch'wi T'a (66-1.39); 2) K414/s-a - Pop Ko (drum dance) (66-1.39); 3) K416/s-d - Bong San T'al Ch'um (mask dance)(66-1.46); 4) K427/s-b - Kang Kang Su Wol Le (66-1.73); 5) K651/s-a - Nong Ak (Farmer's dance) (66-1.78).

Documentation: Tape and film log books.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance--Korea
  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk Music--Korea
  • Folk-Songs, Korean
  • Music--Korea
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Korea--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings