The following message has been posted by the Outreach Committee of the
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).
---- 2007 ARSC PRESERVATION GRANTS AWARDS ----
The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients
of the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The
program for these grants was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the
ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of
historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by
individuals and organizations.
-- The Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester --
The Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester was awarded $9,593 to
defray part of the cost of transferring 1,246 reels of ProDigital X-86 tape,
recorded at the school between 1990 and 1998. The recordings, made on an
obsolete reel-to-reel format, need to be transferred to viable digital
storage before the school's equipment fails. The tapes, part of the Eastman
Audio Archive, carry performances of the widest appeal and research
applicability, and include ESM student ensembles, important guests,
premieres of 34 works, and special events focusing on contemporary music and
music of women composers.
-- National Public Radio --
National Public Radio was awarded $10,000 to cover about 14 percent of the
cost of its Studio 4A Performance Preservation Project, which will digitize
and preserve 250 master-session DAT tapes determined to have important
cultural and historical content. The Studio 4A classical recordings of
interviews and performances by emerging and established artists are
primarily from the program "Performance Today." These tapes are master
recordings and the only copies in existence. The transfers will be stored in
NPR's new content-management system.
For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music
Historical Recordings, visit
http://www.arsc-audio.org/preservationgrants.html . The deadline for receipt
of applications for the next grant cycle is December 15, 2007.