Robert Garfias field recordings-dubs (Romania), 1977

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias field recordings-dubs (Romania)
5 audiotapes  :  D- 5 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. mono (left channel only), 7"); Duration: 3:15:40
Collection Number
Recordings from the Institutl de Cercetari Etnologice Si Dialectologice, Bucharest, autumn 1977.
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

According to archive sheet: "These tapes are dubs of material collected under collection 77-51.1-8. The 8 tapes (recorded on 2 tracks) have been dubbed onto 5 tapes (1 track)..." so no work tapes made for this collection. (use work tapes in 77-51.)

Documentation: See notes for 77-51.1-8 EC.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Romania

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings