Robert Garfias recordings: Sanjo (Korean improvisational music), 1966  PDF

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Schultz, Harold; Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Robert Garfias recordings: Sanjo (Korean improvisational music)
2 videotapes  :  EC - 1 vct (VHS, sp, black & white) (copy 1); 1 vct (U-matic) (copy 2); Duration: 00:30:37; film log.
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Video copies of 16mm film showing performances of sanjo (Korean improvisational music), published by the University of Washington Press in 1970 (out of print, 1998), originally recorded in South Korea by Robert Garfias and Harold Schultz July 20, 23 and June 6, 1966.
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

From credits: Produced by UW Archives of Ethnic Music and Dance in cooperation with Seoul National University, with the assistance of the JDR 3rd Fund.

Performers: Kum Byong-Ho/ajaeng and kayagum; Yu Tae-Bong/kayagum; Hwang Byong-Gi/kayagum; ?/changgo.

Documentation: Old UW Press catalogs

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 4
Performers: Kum Byong-Ho/ajaeng; Yu Tae-Bong/kayagum; Hwang Byong-Gi; unidentified changgo player(s) (not visible on screen). Contents: 1) Ajaeng Sanjo (Kum Byong-Ho); 2) Kayagum Sanjo (Yu Tae-Bong); 3) Kayagum Sanjo (Kum Byong-Ho); 4) Kayagum Sanjo (Hwang Byong-gi). See logsheet for individual timings.
6/6/66, 7/20/66, 7/23/66

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ajaeng
  • Changgo
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk Music--Korea
  • Folk-Songs, Korean
  • Kayagum
  • Music--Korea
  • Sanjo (Folk music)
  • Sanjo (Music)
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Korea--Asia--East Asia
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Byong-Gi, Hwang (performer)
    • Byong-Ho, Kum (performer)
    • Tae-Bong, Yu (performer)