Robert Garfias collection (Japan, Okinawa, China, and other Asian countries), Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Garfias, Robert
Title
Robert Garfias collection (Japan, Okinawa, China, and other Asian countries)
Dates
Undated
Quantity
41 items  :  EC - 27 audio reels; WD - 14 compact discs
Collection Number
2013013
Summary
Tapes collected over the years by Robert Garfias: music from Japan, Okinawa, China, and other Asian countries.
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

Access is restricted.

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: Tapes 1-14 digitized 10/2013 (48 kHz, 24-bit); work discs and logsheets produced.

2013-13.1 - 78rpm dubs from 1) Kunaisho Gagaku Bu collection; 2) Daitowa Ongaku Shusei I (2013-13.1A.wav, 2013-13.1B.wav) (61:52)

2013-13.2 - 78rpm dubs - Daitowa Ongaku Shusai II (2013-13.2A.wav, 2013-13.2B.wav) (66:14)

2013-13.3 - 78rpm dubs - Daitowa Ongaku Shusai III (2013-13.3A.wav, 2013-13.3B.wav) (69:35)

2013-13.4 - 78rpm dubs - Gagaku (2013-13.4A.wav, 2013-13.4B.wav) (62:09)

2013-13.5 - Gagaku - NHK airchecks 1959 (2013-13.5.wav) (32:29)

2013-13.6 - Tatsuya Araki, shakuhachi, 5/19/64 (2013-13.6.wav) (12:47)

2013-13.7 - Okinawa - copies of studio recordings made by Mary Evans, 1960?; "Okinawa Buyo: performed by Okinawan musicians in Tokyo" (2013-13.7A.wav, 2013-13.7B.wav) (52:21)

2013-13.8 - Okinawa - Koto solo performed by Mrs. Kami Kamisato and her daughter Motoko Ganaja (Ganeha), recorded by Robert Garfias 6/27/62 (2013-13.8A.wav, 2013-13.8B.wav) (51:34)

2013-13.9 - Dubs of 2 commercial recordings: Meihawde Shenghwo - The Beautiful Life: Music of the Uighur in Singkiang Province (Art-Tune Record ATC-407); Jingsherde Herswei - The Golden River Water: Music of the Kazakh of Singkiang Province (Art-Tune Record COE-5082) (2013-13.9.wav) (42:37)

2013-13.10 - 78rpm dubs - Chinese Drama (Art-Tune records) (2013-13.10A.wav, 2013-13.10B.wav) (66:48)

2013-13.11 - 78rpm dubs - Chinese Opera (Art-Tune records) (2013-13.11A.wav, 2013-13.11B.wav) (61:23)

2013-13.12 - 78rpm dubs - Rakuko Nakamura, koto (Yamada Ryu tradition) (2013-13.12.wav) (17:54)

2013-13.13 - Cheng demonstration by Linda Ch'ao - Geese on the Sandy Beach, recorded by Robert Garfias (2013-13.13.wav) (16:01)

2013-13.14 - Cheng demonstration by Linda Ch'ao - Flowers on Brocade, recorded by Robert Garfias (2013-13.14.wav) (16:31)

Tapes 15-27 (all Japanese recordings) have not been previewed or digitized - contents information has been taken from tape box notes (transcribed as accurately as possible).

2013-13.15 - Gagaku: Ryuteki - Ue Chikamasa / Ichikotsu-cho, Hyojo, Sojo / Tokyo 3/21/60 / Recorded by Robert Garfias / MASTER [detailed notes inserted in tape box.

2013-13.16 - Hichiriki / 11/24 Koma-Ichikotsu / 12/3/60 Konju solo / MASTER / recorded in Tokyo (notes inserted in box)

2013-13.17 - Typed note in box: "Master Tapes - Recordings of Gagaku Ryuteki by Ue Chikamatsu I / Tokyo September 1960 / Oshiki-cho, Bashiki-cho, Taishiki-cho" (see typed note for additional information)

2013-13.18 - Master tape - Japanese Gagaku / Hichiriki solos by Togi Suenobu ["Masataro" has been crossed out] / Recorded Nov. 12, 1960.

2013-13.19 - Gagaku - Hichiriki solos by Togi Masataro / started April 1960 / with Togi Suenobu on Nov. 9, 1960 (notes inserted in box)

2013-13.20 - Typed note from Robert Garfias in box: "An Unknown Gagaku Dub...I think these recordings were given to me by my teacher, Togi Masataro (Wataro)....These recordings appear to have been made at the Konpira Shrine Shikoko..." (see typed note for additional information)

2013-13.21 - Typed note from Robert Garfias in box: "Master Tapes-Recordings of Gagaku Ryuteki by Ue Chikamatsu II / Tokyo December 5, 1960 Ishikotsu-cho Kagura, Biwa" (see type note for additional information)

2013-13.22 - Bokyaku / Sukuma songs (no other information on tape box)

2013-13.23 - NHK Dub - Nagasaki Music I

2013-13.24 - NHK Dub - Nagasaki Music II 1958 / Dubbed by NHK 1959

2013-13.25 - Note from Robert Garfias: "This is a 1960 radio broadcast (NHK) with Robert Garfias, Uri Epstein, [and] Don Philippi interviewed by Koizumi Fumio in Japanese"; tape digitized 1/2014 (30:39)

2013-13.26 - Tokyo Ono [?] Gagakukai [?] / Shinto Ceremonial Music [5" reel)

2013-13.27 - Note on tape box: "Robert Garfias talking about and playing Gagaku - for KRAB radio show?" (10" reel)

Documentation: Lists of contents for some recordings

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
2013013-0001: 78rpm dubs: 1) Kunaisho Gagaku Bu; 2) Daitowa Ongaku Shusei I
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0002: 78rpm dubs - Daitowa Ongaku Shusai II
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0003: 78rpm dubs - Daitowa Ongaku Shusai III
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0004: 78rpm dubs - Gagaku
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0005: Gagaku - NHK airchecks 1959
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0006: Tatsuya Araki, shakuhachi, 5/19/64
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0007: Okinawa - recordings made by Mary Evans; Okinawa Buyo
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0008: Okinawa - Koto solo performed by Kami Kamisato and Motoko Ganaja (Ganeha)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0009: Music of the Uighur; Music of the Kazakh
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0010: 78rpm dubs - Chinese Drama (Art-Tune records)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0011: 78rpm dubs - Chinese Opera (Art-Tune records)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0012: 78rpm dubs - Rakuko Nakamura, koto
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0013: Cheng demonstration by Linda Ch'ao (1)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished
2013013-0014: Cheng demonstration by Linda Ch'ao (2)
1 optical media : CD - unpublished

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cheng (Musical instrument)
  • Classical Music--China
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gagaku
  • Koto music
  • Music--China
  • Radio
  • Corporate Names :
  • NHK Hōsō Bunka Kenkyūjo
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • China--Asia--East Asia
  • Japan
  • Kazakh--Asia--Central Asia
  • Okinawa
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Radio programs
  • Sound Recordings