The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
---- 2014 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.
--- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ---
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra receives $10,000 for the digital preservation
of 32 reel-to-reel tapes from the Robert Shaw Years (1975-1986). Some of
Shaw's signature choral performances are included, as well as recordings of
several premieres and commissioned works, which may not have been recorded
--- Dr. Jorge Antunes ---
Dr. Jorge Antunes, retired professor at the University of Brasilia, has been
awarded $7800 to conserve and digitize nine reels of paper tape and wire
recordings dating from 1940 to 1950 that contain lectures and music by
Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos. A wire recording contains two pieces
for guitar by Villa-Lobos, for which the scores have been lost. The project
will include their reconstruction and publication. The original recordings
will be housed at the Brazilian Society for Electroacoustic Music, after the
project is completed.
--- Carol Seymour and Richard Drazin ---
Carol Seymour and Richard Drazin receive $800 to make digital copies of
privately recorded instantaneous discs of performances by pianist Jerold
Frederic. CD copies will be distributed to several interested music
The grants this year are awarded in memory of long-time Grants Committee
Chair Richard Warren, Jr., in recognition of a special donation by his wife
For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music
Historical Recordings, visit:
The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is
December 15, 2014.
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.