Robert Garfias recordings: University of Washington Gagaku (1960s), 1963-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias recordings: University of Washington Gagaku (1960s)
Dates
1963-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 items  :  EC - 6 audio reels (7 1/2 ips (4) and 15 ips (2), full-track (5) and 1/2 tr. mono (1), 5" (1) and 7" (5); 6 WAV files; Duration: 1:45:18
Collection Number
2013022
Summary
Recordings of the University of Washington Gagaku ensemble made 1963-1965 (part of Robert Garfias' personal collection, donated to the Ethnomusicology Archives).
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 summary (see notes in documentation file for detailed descriptions):

2013-22.1 EC - recording session, June 8, 1963, University of Washington - Keitoku (2 takes), Bato, Shimaka (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 21:44)

2013-22.2 EC - concert recorded at the Bon Marche, September 27, 1963 (part 1) - Censuraku (Senshuraku) (KRAB radio label on tape box back - recorded by KRAB?) (15 ips, full-track, 7", 9:33)

2013-22.3 EC - concert recorded at the Bon Marche, September 27, 1963 (part 2) - Nasore (KRAB radio label on tape box back - recorded by KRAB?) (15 ips, full-track, 7", 15:52)

2013-22.4 EC - rehearsal recorded April 28, 1964 - Sogo, Netori, Shuhoshi (sp.?), Ryukaen (sp.?) (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 5", 16:24)

2013-22.5 EC - performance recorded March 14, 1965 - Netori [remainder of contents difficult to decipher] (tape labeled "Master" - 7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7", 26:42)

2013-22.6 EC - "Gagaku Concert U of W 2" [no date] [tape in box labeled "Gagaku Concert U of W 1" is blank] (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7", 15:03)

Transmission Data: Digital files created 1/2014 - 2013-22.1.wav through 2013-22.6.wav (48 kHz, 16-bit)

Documentation: Photo-copy of notes written on tape boxes

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music--Japan
  • Concerts
  • Dance--Japan
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gagaku
  • Music--Japan
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. Gagaku Group (performer)