Robert Garfias recordings: Kodo Araki V/shakuhachi, 1967-03-10

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias recordings: Kodo Araki V/shakuhachi
12 items  :  OT-6 reels (15 ips, full-track); WT-6 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr., 7"); Duration: 1:24:30
Collection Number
Performance recorded at the University of Washington, School of Music Room 58, 3/10/67.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


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

Recordist: Robert Garfias assisted by Dan Grinstead.

Performer: Kodo Araki V/shakuhachi.


Tape 1 (SM401/a) - Kogarashi.

Tape 2 (SM402/a) - Asakaze.

Tape 3 (SM403/s-a, Film no. SM1/4xx-a) - Yuzuki; Iwashimizu ni dan.

Tape 4 (SM601) - Mine no tsuki; Shufugin.

Tape 5 (SM602/a) - Kogetsucho.

Tape 6 (SM603/a) - Tsuru no suyomori.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1967005-0001: Shakuhachi-Kodo Araki V
1 audiotape : Audio Reel

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music, Japanese
  • Music--Japan
  • Shakuhachi

Corporate Names

  • Music Building (Seattle, Wash.)

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Araki, Kodō (prf)