Robert Garfias collection: Korean film footage, 1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; Schultz, Harold
Robert Garfias collection: Korean film footage
6 optical media  :  WD - 6 DVDs; Duration: 00:19:18; documentation for collection 66-1.
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Footage filmed by Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz on 16mm film in several locations in Seoul, South Korea, June and July 1966, featuring traditional music and dance.
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)

Harold "Bud" Schultz was an ethnomusicology graduate student from the University of Washington in the 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top


2013-11.1 - Korean Court Dances: Mugo - Drum Dance (Film no. - Job 4e, K2/b; Field no. - K402s/b; Audio original - UWEA 66-1.2 OT) (Duration: 4:53)

2013-11.2 - Korean Court Music: Ujo Karak - Chamber Music (Film no. - Job 6d, K7/a; Field no. - K407s/a; Audio original - UWEA 66-1.7 OT) (Duration: 2:21)

2013-11.3 - Korean Improvisational Music: Kayagum Sanjo (Hwang Byong-Gi, kayagum) (Film no. - Job 19, K16/b; Field no. - K415s/b; Audio original - UWEA 66-1.35 OT) (Duration: 3:22)

2013-11.4 - Buddhist Dance of Korea: Ch'onsu Para - Cymbal Dance (Film no. - Job5c, K17/a; Field no. - K414s/c; Audio original - UWEA 66-1.39 OT) (Duration: 3:30)

2013-11.5 - Korean Dance: Sa Ja Ch'um - Lion Dance (Film no. - K20/a (MIM file -; Field no. - K418s/a; Audio original - UWEA 66-1.48 OT) (Duration: 3:04)

2013-11.6 - Korean Dance: P'al Muk Sung Mu - Dance of 8 Monks (Film no. - [not on Archives film list] (MIM file -; (Duration: 2:08)

These 6 DVDs were compiled from the .mov file copies of film footage digitized by the UCLA Film & Television Archive (2013-11.1-4) and the Musical Instrument Museum (2013-11.5-6) and transferred to the UW Ethno. Archives; the material on these DVDs was included in the UWTV series "Sounds of the World" (2013) in the program on Korean music.

Related collections: 66-1 (audio originals); 86-27 (Buddhist Dances of Korea); 86-33 (Five Korean Court Dances); 94-7 (Sanjo: Korean Improvisational Music); 2011-9 (digital copies of Korean and Philippine film footage).

Documentation: Film and tape log books

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Buddhism--Korea
  • Chamber music
  • Classical Music--Korea
  • Cymbals
  • Dance--Korea
  • Drums (Musical instruments)
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk Music--Korea
  • Folk-Songs, Korean
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Kayagum
  • Music--Korea
  • Religion
  • Religious dance
  • Sanjo (Folk music)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Korea--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field recordings
  • Video recordings