I shall attend the conference, and have a post-conference leisure time:
*Sunday 12 May to Monday 13 May*.
Have never been to *Seattle *and consider driving up there early in the
morning and spend two days sightseeing.
*My interests* are: contemporary art, gourmet food and wine, private or
public record archives, scenery and junkshopping.
Or should I rather stay on in Portland and explore the closer environment?
At any rate: look forward to seeing you there!
Am 02.03.2019 um 03:11 schrieb Bill Klinger:
> The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
> (ARSC) posts the following message.
> --- 2019 ARSC CONFERENCE: PORTLAND, OREGON ---
> Please join us for the 53rd annual ARSC Conference, May 8-11, 2019, in
> Portland, Oregon.
> The conference programs will take place at the Benson Hotel, an historic
> hotel located within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment
> in the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown Portland. It is within
> striking distance of several of the city's many record stores and Powell's
> City of Books. Museums include the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical
> Society, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
> The pre-conference workshop, "All Things Digital: Digital Audio Workstation
> Basics," will be held on May 8, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Crystal
> Ballroom, in the Benson Hotel.
> A block of rooms has been reserved at special rates for ARSC conference
> attendees. ARSC's contracted dates extend from May 7-11. Additionally, the
> group rate will be honored three days before and three days after, based on
> availability. The deadline for reservations at the group rate is April 12.
> After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at
> the prevailing rate.
> For more information about the hotel, room rates, and reservations:
> Register early and save! In order to receive the early registration
> discount, you must register for the conference by April 19. Registration
> options are available for members and non-members. A special fee waiver
> program is available for student members. Online registration is now
> available at:
> For further details about the conference:
> For general information about the conference, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss,
> Conference Manager: [log in to unmask]
> To discuss or arrange sponsorship, exhibits, or advertising, contact Curtis
> Peoples, Assistant Conference Manager: [log in to unmask]
> CONFERENCE PROGRAM
> The preliminary conference schedule (subject to change) can be viewed at:
> ARSC is dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in
> all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods.
> Reflecting this broad mission, the upcoming conference offers talks and
> sessions that will appeal to both professionals and collectors.
> Presenters include representatives from archives across North America and
> Europe, as well as record collectors, dealers, audio engineers and
> producers, academics, historians, and musicians.
> This year's plenary sessions are:
> -- The Music Modernization Act and You
> -- Discogs -- Collaboration and Crowdsourcing in the 21st Century
> Presentations and session topics include:
> -- The Fabulous Wailers and the Founding of the Northwest Rock 'n' Roll
> -- Phil Moore: Portland's Forgotten Groomer of the Stars and Musical Genius
> -- Portland's Native Son Mel Blanc: "Wascally Wabbit" Making "Wecords"
> -- Recent Developments in Audio Retrieval via Optical Methods
> -- Discography, Then and Now
> -- Recent Developments in the Preservation of Wire Recordings, Magnabelts,
> and Dictabelts
> -- The First Black-Owned Recording Ventures Reissued: Black Swans
> -- Jack Penewell: The Paramount Test Pressings and Private Recordings of the
> Inventor of the Twin-Six Guitar
> -- Lacquers: Playback and Content
> -- How to Leverage Open Mass Digitization Audio Projects
> -- A Century of Concert Spiritual Recordings: The Pioneers
> -- The First Days of Disco
> -- Preserving NBC Radio Coverage of the Founding of the United Nations
> -- Media Preservation and Digitization Principles and Practices
> -- Portland's DIY Scene: The Punk Underground, and Rock and Roll
> -- Mahalia Jackson's Apollo Recordings
> -- How Archiving Challenges of the Past Can Be Used to Shape Future
> -- Laurel and Hardy on the Radio: Rare and Well Done
> -- Bob Fass and Radio Unnameable: Saving NYC's Radical Radio History
> -- Surveying Archival Yiddish Audio Collections: A Treasure of Yiddish Songs
> and Stories
> -- Where the Music Matters: KEXP Audio Archives Digitization
> -- Inventing the Recording in 1900 Spain: The Era of the Gabinetes
> Don't forget: there will be an "Ask the Technical Committee" session on
> Thursday evening and the "Collectors' Roundtable" (open to the general
> public) on Friday evening.
> Also on Friday evening, join Mark Cantor for the music-on-film event, "Music
> is Where You Find It." Most fans of music on film are well aware of the
> riches to be found within feature films, short subjects, SOUNDIES, and
> television broadcasts. But popular music -- jazz, blues, country, ethnic,
> and just plain "pop" -- can be found in many other film genres. In this
> session, we will explore some of the other sources -- often neglected when
> music on film is discussed -- where great performances can be found: fund
> raising films, industrial shorts, television commercials, raw newsreel
> footage, experimental and independent films, propaganda pieces, animated
> cartoons, and home movies. This program is drawn from the Celluloid
> Improvisations Music Film Archive, perhaps the largest private collection of
> musical content where 16mm sound film is the primary source. Join us for a
> session of rarities that includes appearances from Benny Goodman, Duke
> Ellington, Helen Humes, Don Shirley, Big Bill Broonzy, "Cannonball"
> Adderley, Spade Cooley, Eddie Lang, and many more!
> PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
> "All Things Digital: Digital Audio Workstation Basics" is a full-day,
> hands-on workshop on May 8, at the Benson Hotel. The workshop will give
> attendees a practical overview of digital audio workstation use for archival
> applications. It is intended for archivists, collection managers,
> researchers, students, and anyone who needs to have a working knowledge of
> digital audio. No previous experience necessary. The workshop is limited to
> 50 attendees.
> For more information:
> or contact:
> Curtis Peoples, [log in to unmask]
> OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR
> On May 8, tour Cascade Record Pressing, the first large-production,
> automated record pressing plant in the Pacific Northwest. It is Oregon's
> only vinyl record pressing plant, and produces high-quality records for
> discerning artists and labels. Learn about all aspects of the record
> pressing process. Cascade Record Pressing is located about 20 minutes
> southeast of downtown Portland in Milwaukie. Grace Krause, Project Manager
> at Cascade Record Pressing, is generously offering a pre-conference tour for
> a limited number of participants (maximum: 15). Participants meet in the
> Benson Hotel lobby at 1:15 p.m. for 1:30 p.m. departure for the tour.
> Transportation will be by shared Uber vehicles. Participants return to hotel
> at 3:30 p.m. Fee applies (covers transportation).
> For registration:
> NEWCOMER ORIENTATION and MENTORING PROGRAM
> ARSC invites first-time conference attendees and conference veterans to
> participate in the Conference Mentoring Program. The program pairs newcomers
> with long-time members, based on their shared interests. Mentors provide
> mentees with an orientation to the conference, the association, and its
> participants in informal meetings over the course of the conference. Only
> ARSC veterans who are committed to the mentoring program should volunteer.
> AWARDS BANQUET
> The conference will conclude on Saturday evening with the annual Awards
> Banquet. Winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence and 2019 Lifetime
> Achievement and Distinguished Service awards will be honored. Finalists for
> the 2019 Awards for Excellence will be announced.
> 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.
Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
53177 Bonn (Germany)