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ARSC New York Chapter

ARSC New York meets monthly at various venues in New York including the ARChive of Contemporary Music and the CCNY Sonic Arts Center. To be notified of local events contact ARSC New York Chapter coordinator: Dennis Rooney

Next Meeting

July 2017


Past Meetings

May 2017

The International Bibliography of Discographies, presented by Peter Laurence. [pdf]

April 2017

An interview with Gunther Schuller on his Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee., moderated by Dennis Rooney and Tom Fine. [pdf]

March 2017

In Memoriam: Max Wilcox (1928-2017), moderated by Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels. [pdf]

February 2017

Richard Pryor's Laff Recordings, presented by Dan Blazek. [pdf]

December 15, 2016

Sixty Years of the Vocal Record Collectors Society, moderated by Joe Pearce and Seth Winner. [pdf]

November 17, 2016

KHJ's 1969 "History of Rock and Roll", presented by Matthew Barton. [pdf]

October 20, 2016

Forgotten Crooner: The Extraordinary and Short-lived Career of Russ Columbo, presented by Dennis D. Rooney. [pdf]

September 15, 2016

Uncommon Encores of the Great Pianists, presented by Donald Manildi. [pdf]

June 16, 2016

The Art of the Record Cover, Part One: The History of Record Sleeves, presented by Michael Biel. [pdf]

May 19, 2016

Stinson Records: A look at the label from its founding in 1939, the collaboration with Moe Asch of Folkways during the war years, and its subsequent history and influence in the late 1940s and early 1950s, presented by Matthew Barton. [pdf]

April 21, 2016

Tales from the Desk: The Vicissitudes of Music Producing, A Round Table Discussion with Record Producers Moderated by Joseph Patrych. Panelists include, Susan Del Giorno, David Frost, Dennis D. Rooney, Jon M. Samuels, Jonathan Schultz, and Judith Sherman. [pdf]

March 17, 2016

"I May Be Crazy but I Ain't No Fool": The Legacy of Funnyman "Ragtime Bob" Roberts, presented by David N. Lewis and Rebecca Forste. [pdf]

February 18, 2016

Fritz Busch: A Career in Exile - March 3, 1933 and Beyond, presented by Gary Thalheimer [pdf]

January 21, 2016

Milestones of Achievement by WNYC and WQXR, moderated by Andy Lanset, Director of the New York Public Radio Archives [pdf]

December 17, 2015

The Art of Recording the Big Band, presented by Robert Auld [pdf]

November 2015

No meeting this month. Happy Thanksgiving! [pdf]

October 6, 2015

Revisiting the Legendary 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert, or "The Greatest Broadcast That Never Happened", hosted by Robert Auld, with Vincent Pelote and Seth B.Winner [pdf]

September 17, 2015

Earl Wild at 100: The Man; The Musician; The Personality, moderated by Joseph Patrych and Jon M. Samuels [pdf]

June 18, 2015

When Summer Is Gone: The Life & Legacy of Bandleader Hal Kemp, (expanded version of 2014 annual conference presentation) presented by David N. "Uncle Dave" Lewis and Rebecca Forste [pdf]

May 21, 2015

Preserving "Music at the United Nations", presented by Al Schlachtmeyer and Sok-Min Seo [pdf]

April 16, 2015

The Columbia Recordings of Fritz Reiner and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1940-1947, presented by Dennis D. Rooney [pdf]


March 26, 2015

The Unknown Nadia Boulanger: Recordings from The Crane School of Music Archives, presented by Gary Galo, Audio Engineer Emeritus [pdf]

February 26, 2015

Tom Fine presents, Mercury Living Presence: A Technical History [pdf]

January 15, 2015

Gary Thalheimer presents, The 'Unknown' Richard Strauss [pdf]

December 18, 2014

Matthew Barton presents, Hollywood Two Step: How Bob Wills and his Friends Made Western Movies Swing [pdf]

November 20, 2014

Joe Patrych and Jon M. Samuels present, A Centennial Tribute to Jorge Bolet


October 16, 2014

An Evening at the New York Philharmonic Archives [pdf]


June 19, 2014

Jazz Historian and Musician Vince Giordano discusses the music from Boardwalk Empire [pdf]


MAY 22, 2014

Joe Patrych chairs discussion about digitizing analog audio, with Adrian Cosentini, John Haley, Doug Pomeroy, Jon Samuels, and Seth Winner


April 24, 2014

"Liberace: Entertainer at the Piano," presented by Dennis D. Rooney [pdf]

March 27, 2014

"The Two Gary's" - Galo and Thalheimer, on Lauritz Melchior and German singers in Verdi roles [pdf]


February 20, 2014

Tom Fine presents, "Orchestral Recording: From One Mic To Many" [pdf]


January 16, 2014

Seth B. Winner presents, "Getting Back to the Source (or as close as possible)" [pdf]


December 2013

No December Meeting | Happy Holidays! [pdf]

November 2013

Gary Thalheimer pesents a centennial tribute to Austrailian Soprano, Dame Joan Hammond [pdf]

October 2013

Joseph Patrych and Jon M. Samuels on producing the 41-CD Set "Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" [pdf]

September 2013

Two-Part Program On The Judy Garland Legacy, with with Lawrence Schulman and John Meyer [pdf]

June 2013

Donn Fileti talks with author John Broven: Born To Be A Record Man [pdf]

May 2013

Joseph Patrych: Super-Centenary of 5 Pianists born in 1903; Report on ARSC Kansas City [pdf]

April 2013

Dennis Rooney: Eugene Goossens: Conductor of the Future [pdf]

March 2013

Gary Thalheimer: J├╝rgen Grundheber - Archivist/Pirate; Gary Galo: Tenor Helge Roswaenge [pdf]

February 2013

Tom Fine: The Dawn of Digital [pdf]

January 2013

Matthew Barton: Sports Broadcasting Highlights at LC; Gary Thalheimer: Literature of Record Collecting [pdf]

December 2012

Seth Winner on David Hall; Andy Lanset: WNYC Online [pdf]

November 2012

John Haley on Yma Sumac [pdf]

June 2012

Allan Evans & Edward Herbst: Arbiter of Cultural Traditions [pdf]

May 2012

James H. North: The Life and Career of Andre Kostelanetz [pdf]

April 2012

Adrian Cosentini, Joseph Patrych, Jon Samuels & Seth Winner: Roundtable [pdf]

March 2012

Gary Galo: An Archival Phono Preamplifier [msword]

February 2012

Dennis Rooney: The Recorded Legacy of Serge Koussevitzky [msword]

December 2011

Remembering Willy Lerner and Music Masters [msword]



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