Robert Garfias field recordings (Bali), 1973  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert
Robert Garfias field recordings (Bali)
14 items  :  OT - 1 reel (7.5 ips, full-track, 5"); EC - 6 reels (7.5 ips (reel 2 = 3.75 ips), full-track (reel 4 = 1/2 tr. mono), 5"); WT - 7 DATs (digital, stereo); Duration: 2:32:00; Garfias correspondence.
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Field recordings collected in Bali by Robert Garfias in 1973 featuring gamelan music.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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

Contents: 73-7.1 EC - field # 73/044/DPS - Gamelan Luang, an archaic form, recorded in village of Singapadu by I Made Bandem (15:45); 73-7.2 EC - field # 73/046/DPS - Gender Wayang from village of Sukawati; Madra Ketut (dalang); recorded by I Made Bandem (46:48); 73-7.3 EC - field # 73/045/DPS - Gambuh; recorded by I Made Bandem (15:56); 73-7.4 EC - Wayang Lombok - Pak Sateb; dub of field tape made by Tielman Seebass and I Made Bandem in Lombok; Bandem gave copy to Garfias (P.C. with R. Garfias 4/89) (24:00); 73-7.5 OT - field # 73/041/DPS - Den Pasar Conservatory Gamelan Gong Gde; recorded by R. Garfias (16:00); 73-7.6 EC - field # 73/042/DPS - Semar Pegulingan Pagan - Den Pasar; recorded by ? (16:10); 73-7.7 EC - field # 73/043/DPS - Gambang - Kapal; recorded by ? (13:40)

Some identifying information on tape boxes - the "DPS" designation after Garfias field numbers refers to Den Pasar (capital city of Bali)

Tapes 5 through 7 were in Archives unnumbered and unlabeled until 1997; added to this collection after consultation w/ R. Garfias; source of .6 and .7 not clear.

Source information (from P.C. with R. Garfias 5/89, 6/89 and 9/95) - .1 not recorded by R. Garfias - he got this from Den Pasar Conservatory tape, probably originally recorded by I Made Bandem (or copied by him from someone else's original); .2 same as .1 - (not R. Garfias' hand-writing on back of box); .3 same as .1; .4 R. Garfias got copy from Bandem - he says it was flawed but that most of the material is on Barenreiter Unesco LP; .5 - R. Garfias' own recording of the Den Pasar Conservatory Gamelan Gong Gde; .6-7 - Dubs from ? (R. Ggarfias not sure what "R.Q." on .6 tape box means)

Documentation: Photo-copies of backs of tape boxes

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Balinese--Asia--Southeast Asia
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gamelan
  • Gamelan Gambuh
  • Gamelan Music
  • Gamelan Music--Indonesia--Bali Island
  • Gender Wayang
  • Wayang

Geographical Names

  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
  • Lombok
  • Oceania

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field recordings
  • Sound Recordings