The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
---- 2014 ARSC CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS ---- Proposal deadline:
January 6, 2014
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations at its 48th annual conference, to be held May 14-17, 2014, in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
ARSC welcomes papers on the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in
all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. We
seek papers and panels that are informative, display a passion for their
subjects, and include compelling audio and visual content.
One of the benefits of having ARSC conferences in a different city every
year is learning about the unique regional musical influences of each area.
The Mid-Eastern seaboard is an area of rich cultural influences, especially
with regard to American roots music. The area from Virginia to Georgia has
been vital in the creation and dissemination of rural music forms,
especially in hillbilly (or country, if you will), blues, and ethnic styles.
In addition, the Carolinas gave birth to the close harmony "brother"
tradition in country music, and the Piedmont guitar style that permeated
blues in the 1930s. Descendants of African slaves who lived in the Gullah
region, from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida, were the
subjects of DuBose Heyward's novel "Porgy," which George and Ira Gershwin
developed into their folk opera, "Porgy & Bess," in 1935.
Historical recordings concerning these topics are plentiful and are but a
few terrific potential topics relating to this rich cultural territory.
Preference will be given to regionally relevant topics such as these, among
the proposals that will be considered for the conference.
The deadline for presentation proposals is January 6, 2014. Receipt will be
acknowledged by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of acceptance
approximately one month thereafter.
For more information and the Call for Presentations form, visit:
Questions about the Call for Presentations should be directed to Cary
Ginell, ARSC Program Chair, at [log in to unmask]
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.