LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for ARSCLIST Archives


ARSCLIST Archives

ARSCLIST Archives


ARSCLIST@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

ARSCLIST Home

ARSCLIST Home

ARSCLIST  May 2007

ARSCLIST May 2007

Subject:

ARSC Conference report: Day 2

From:

Cary Ginell <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 5 May 2007 01:06:52 -0400

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (47 lines)

Yeah, well, the simultaneous stuff hit us head-on today, when the whole day was divided up in two tracks (no wonder I felt like an Ampex tape deck all day...), so choices needed to be made and people were slipping in and out of the various meeting rooms all day. Nathaniel Shilkret's grandson, Niel Shell (kind of shorthand for his famous relative) pointed out a series of impressive factoids about his Zelig-like relative. Dennis Rooney presented a audio-visual memorial for those personalities in music who passed away in 1957 (c'mon, Dennis! What happened to Carson Robison? The program promised!). Actually, somehow how I can't picture the erudite Rooney saying "Life Gits Teejus, Don't It" with a straight face. Hannah Sommers gave us a quick tour of the musical archives of National Public Radio and Deborah Gillespie played some highlights from the huge John Steiner collection that was donated to the Chicago Jazz Library (4 truckloads of stuff). To every question that was asked that started: "Did the collection contain...?" she responded, "there were FOUR TRUCKLOADS" of material" - most has still not been examined. 
 
I missed much of the next session because I was up to my knees in vintage paper memorabilia in a nearby used bookstore that Irish music expert Harry Bradshaw said was "absolutely Dickensian." Actually, The Old Curiosity Shop would have been a good name for this place because it was floor-to-ceiling with books and surprising stuff. I picked up vintage supplements and catalogs from Musicraft and Asch/Stinson, plus a Carnegie Hall program of the memorial concert for Sergei Rachmaninoff from 1943, and a Geraldine Farrar program from 1913, among other goodies. 
 
Richard Hess, Seth Winner, and Doug Pomeroy displayed their prodigious talents in restoring damaged recordings, with Cedar and its new plug-in known as RETOUCH which seamlessly eliminated intrusive coughs from live performances, technicians bumping into equipment, and even ground hum explosions caused by repatching a cord, not to mention the usual ticks, pops, and cracks. Magical stuff. I should know. One of the first things Seth did with RETOUCH was a cracked copy of a Frank Trumbauer alternate take that we eventually issued on our Bix Restored, Vol. 5 CD.
 
The conference took a little break for the evening, so instead of engaging in the usual can-you-top-this stories at the Roundtable, I took a bus to Miller Park and watched the Milwaukee Brewers demolish the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-0. I hadn't eaten lunch, and it was $1.00 hot dog night. Plus, I got a free Jim Gantner bobble head doll, which will go nicely next to the caricature centerpiece of Snooky Young I got at his 80th birthday party. Bet nobody has both of those!!
 
Buses take off for the Victorian Palace early tomorrow morning so I'm going to hit the ol' hay. Since I missed quite a few presentations in the parallel track, I'm sure someone else will fill in the blanks on what else was presented.
 
 
 
Cary Ginell
Origin Jazz Library
www.originjazz.com
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: [log in to unmask]
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Fri, 4 May 2007 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [78-l] ARSC Conference report: Day 1


Thanks Cary! This sounds fabulous. I've never been to a dull ARSC conference (in fact the last one in Cleveland was too damn busy, with too many things to attend simultaneously) and I hope I'll be able to get to the next one. 
 
dl 
 
[log in to unmask] wrote: 
> It's 11:30pm here in Milwaukee and I've just ended my day here at the 41st ASRC Conference. I suppose other conference-goers are still out sampling the Milwaukee beer, but since I hate beer, I'm in my room, kicking back and checking out all the goodies we've been getting. 
> > It has been a most enjoyable and productive conference so far. The first day was filled with great information, music, and a few laughs as well. We knew that the conference was going to be special when we received our de regeurs tote bags. Over the years we've received different kinds, from canvas bags like you get a health food stores to cheap plastic record store bags. This year's is a beautiful black bag with zippered compartments and a shoulder strap with the ARSC logo (and sponsors as well) on it. 
> > Accomodations are first rate here at the Hilton, an Art Deco building that has been beautifully restored. All conference goers were presented with a coupon for a free CD from Archeophone, documenting REALLY naughty cylinders from the Victorian era - we're not talking double entendre records here, folks, these are indecent recordings from the 1890s (known as pornophony) that I wouldn't let my wife hear, much less my kids. Even David Diehl is blushing... 
> > The conference began with my presentation on vocalist/guitarist Jack Teter, leader of the Jack Teter Trio and a longtime Milwaukee favorite on radio. Teter's daughter Beverly was in attendance and was very moved by the tribute to her father. Following that was Mike Biel's fascinating "pre-history" of the various station identification chimes used by the NBC network, many of which were decidedly different from the familiar G-E-C triad of notes. Bill Klinger showed us a prototype of a new polycarbonate-based archival holder for cylinders, which will be prove to be not only beneficial to the preservation of cylinders, but inexpensive for collectors as well as institutions. Rob Bamberger and Tim Brooks updated us on the current status of the Copyright Wars; in light of the UK's recent rejection of a proposal to extend copyrights on sound recordings in excess of 50 years, this proves encouraging for efforts to change or even revert U.S. copyright laws. 
> > After lunch, the theme was preservation of audio materials in small institutions as well as how the New York Philharmonic archives are handled, the latter courtesy of a film by curator Adrian Cosentini. Finally, a fascinating two-part study on early Irish American music, presented by probably the two most respected scholars on the subject; Mick Moloney and Harry Bradshaw. We heard original recordings by everyone from Nora Bayes and Michael Coleman to the immortal John McCormack and many fabulous traditional Irish instrumental recordings from the 1920s. 
> > After this, everyone bussed over to the Ward Irish Fest Center where we were treated to a sumptuous banquet of local sausages, sauerkraut, and potatoes, while being serenaded by Frogwater, a fiddle and guitar duo playing traditional Irish music. The Ward archive upstairs houses a remarkable collection of Irish and Irish-related material, including Irish sheet music, instruments, 78s, victrolas, jukeboxes, and one of the largest collections of Bing Crosby recordings in one place. > > The weather was chilly with light winds blowing, but most of us stayed in the hotel for most of the day. There was too much to do and see! The silent auction is in full swing, with a few 78s but mostly enticing books on display. Kudos to Kurt Nauck, Barry Stapleton, and Ed Ward and the Ward Irish Music Archive for really showing us how to put on a conference! Wish everybody was here. I'm sure there will be other reports trickling in over the next week or so, but those were my two cents. 
> > Cary Ginell 
> Origin Jazz Library 
> www.originjazz.com 
> ________________________________________________________________________ 
> AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com. 
 
------------------------------------------- 
To unsubscribe, see http://www.78online.com 
 
________________________________________________________________________
AOL now offers free email to everyone.  Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.LOC.GOV

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager