If these films were made with Federal dollars, does one of the U.S. government archives not have a right to them?
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This just in from NYC from Electra Yourke, the daughter of the late conductor and musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky. Anyone have any ideas?
These are filmed interviews with important composers.
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John Huszar, who made the documentary on NS, has an extraordinary archive of virtually complete one-hour video interviews (and some performances) of 20th century American composers. These were filmed with NIH/NIA funds but the series (for broadcast) was abandoned before it was completed. Subjects include Ned Rorem, David Diamond, Lou Harrison, Ellen Zwilich, Robert Craft, Jacob Druckman, etc. He has finally consented, after I have badgered him for years, to seek out a repository for these works where scholars, musicians, etc. could access them on line. There is a total of 26, all created with the highest professional standards, broadcast quality, only needing perhaps $10,000 each for final editing and conversion to digital. Do you have some ideas where these materials could be deposited, their existence made known to the interested public, with the ability to disseminate them appropriately..??
Rights are owned by FilmAmerica, John's company.