Robert Garfias field recordings (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico), 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias field recordings (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico)
Dates
1972
Quantity
24 items  :  OT - 12 reels (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 5"); WD - 12 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 4:12:39
Collection Number
1972010
Summary
Field recordings collected in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico in 1972.
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

Contents: 72-10.1-6/NW1 Guatemala (Field nos. 72101/GUA - 72106/GUA) (total duration for Guatemala - 2:35:35)

72-10.7/NX1 Belize (Field no. 72107/BZE) (11:42)

72-10.8/NW1 Guatemala (Field no. 72108/GUA) (included in above total duration)

72-10.9/SA7 Honduras (Field no. 72109/HON) (16:35)

72-10.10-12/NU1 Mexico (Field nos. 72110/MEX - 72112/MEX) (1:08:47)

Transmission Data: Digital files created 4/2010 - 72-10.1.wav through 72-10.12.wav (96 kHz, 24-bit); Work disc copies produced 4/2010.

Work tape copies de-acquisitioned 5/2010 (12 reels (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"))

Documentation: Photo-copies of field notes and tape boxes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1972010-0001: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Guatemala.
1972-07-17
1972010-0002: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Guatemala.
1972-07-17
1972010-0003: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Guatemala.
1972-07-17
1972010-0004: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba de Tecomates with cajas and xul, recorded in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala.
1972-08-25
1972010-0005: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba de Tecomates with cajas and xul, recorded in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala.
1972-08-25
1972010-0006: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Guatemala.
1972-07-17
1972010-0007: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Belize.
1972-08-31
1972010-0008: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Guatemala.
1972-07-17
1972010-0009: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Recorded in Honduras.
1972-09-05
1972010-0010: J. Hernandez Bielmaz; R. Hernandez Hernandez
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Julian Hernandez Bielmaz / pito (flute) and Roberto Hernandez Hernandez / caja (drum); recorded in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.
1972-09-10
1972010-0011: Bands
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2 bands (alternating) recorded "out of window next to dance area," in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.
1972-09-10
1972010-0012: Marimba Music
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
Marimba band recorded in the Zocalo, Oaxaca.
1972-09-11

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Marimba music
  • Geographical Names :
  • Belize
  • Central America
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • South/Latin America
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings