Robert Garfias concert recording: Sri A.K.C. Natarajan, 1966-01-01  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias concert recording: Sri A.K.C. Natarajan
2 items  :  OT - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 1 WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:15:42
Collection Number
Concert recorded at the Music Academy, Madras, 1/1/66, 9pm.
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

Contents information from back of tape box (appears to be Robert Garfias' handwriting) and concert program: Sri A.K.C. Natarajan, clarinet, & Party; instruments - 2 clarinets, 2 tavils, tampura, harmonium; title - 1) Srirangapura vihara (M. Diksitar) - Raga-Brindavana Saranga, Tala-Rupaka; 2) Javali - Veganivu - Raga-Surati, Tala-Rupaka; 3) Tiruppuhazh - Raga-Hamsanandi, Tala-Chatusra Jampa [@3 minutes of Latin music at end of tape]

This recording appears to include only a portion of the concert, according to the printed program.

Tape digitized 4/2015 - 66-24.1.wav (48 kHz, 24-bit)

Documentation: Concert program

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1966024-0001: Concert: Sri A.K.C. Natarajan
1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clarinet
  • Classical Music--Carnatic
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Harmonium
  • Music--India
  • Tavil
  • Corporate Names :
  • Music Academy (Chennai, India)
  • Geographical Names :
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • South India
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Natarajan, A. K. C., 1930- (performer)