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36th Annual ARSC Conference (Santa Barbara, California, May 8-11, 2002)

Preliminary Conference Program (as of April 1, 2002)

Wednesday, May 8

Time Event Location
9:00am - 5:00pm ARSC Board Meeting El Monte Room
9:00am - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Basic Care and Management of Sound Recordings La Cantina
1:00pm - 5:00pm Wine Tasting Tour of the Santa Ynez Valley
Hosted by ARSC members and California wine aficionados, Martin Silver and Garrett Bowles. Separate registration fee required. Limited to 20 people. Bus leaves from the Radisson at 1:00pm.
Bus from Radisson
1:00pm - 3:30pm Lotusland Botanic Gardens Tour
Bus from Radisson
2:00pm - 8:00pm Registration El Cabrillo Room Foyer
6:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored in part by KAB Electro - Acoustics. The Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center is across the street from the Radisson Hotel on the beach. Please join us for food, local wines and entertainment provided by The Hoshuwas.
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center

Thursday, May 9

Time Event Location
8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibits The Gazebo
8:00am - 5:00pm Silent Auction El Cabrillo Room
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration El Cabrillo Room Foyer
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome and ARSC Business meeting El Cabrillo Room
8:30am - 9:10am Morning Sessions
American "Exhibition" Recordings of 1888-1889: Prologue to the Recording Industry. Patrick Feaster, Indiana University.
9:10am - 9:40am The Earliest Hawaiian Recordings, Facts & Myths. Malcolm Rockwell, Kula, Hawaii.  
9:40am - 10:30am The Rise of the Hit Record and Jazz at Edison, 1917-1923. Jerry Fabris, Edison National Historic Site.  
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break sponsored by Nauck's Vintage Records  
10:45am - 11:30am Morning Sessions, continued
Understanding Beecham: The Post-War Contract Negotiations with Columbia Records and EMI.
David Patmore, University of Sheffield
11:30am - 12:30pm Confessions of Stan Cornyn, author of Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group. Stan Cornyn, Santa Barbara, California.  
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch On your own
2:00pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Sessions
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presentation: Preserving the Pop Masters. Ralph Sutton, Wonderland Recording Studios, and Al Schmitt.
El Cabrillo Room
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break, Sponsored by the Otari Corporation  
3:15pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Sessions, continued
Lalo Guerrero, The Father of Chicano Music.
Salvador Güereña, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara and Dan Guerrero, Hollywood, California.
4:00pm - 5:00pm Preservation and Accessibility through Digitizing the Arhoolie Foundation's Frontera Collection. Chris Strachwitz and Tom Diamant, The Arhoolie Foundation.  
7:30pm - 9:00pm Evening Session
Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Concert of February 15, 1941.
Seth B. Winner, New York Public Library.

Friday, May 10

Time Event Location
8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibits The Gazebo
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration El Cabrillo Room Foyer
8:00am - 12:30pm Silent Auction El Cabrillo Room
8:00am - 8:30am Morning Sessions
California Dreamin': The Romance of California in Sheet Music and Popular Recordings of the Early 20th Century.
Tom and Virginia Hawthorn, Hawthorn's Antique Audio.
El Cabrillo Room
8:30am - 9:00am Roy Ringwald: Arranger Extraordinaire. Peter F. Kiefer, Penn State University.  
9:00am - 9:30am Early Mozart Recordings: Documents of Traditions and New Concepts. Martin Elste, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.  
9:30am - 10:15am Composer and Creator Performances on Record. Gary Galo, State University of New York, Potsdam.  
10:15am - 10:30am Coffee Break, sponsored by EMTEC Multimedia.  
10:30am - 11:15pm Morning Sessions, continued
Update on the International Piano Archive: Delights, Disasters, and Discoveries.
Don Manildi, University of Maryland.
11:15am - 11:50am The Search for Sister O.M. Terrell. Bruce Nemerov, The Center for Popular Music.  
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch On your own
1:30pm - 2:15pm Technical Sessions
Gary Galo, Co-chair ARSC Technical Committee, ModeratorStorage and Preservation Today for Tomorrow. David Wexler, Hollywood Vaults, Inc.
El Cabrillo Room
2:15pm - 3:00pm The Otari Digital Archive System. John Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, Otari Corporation. El Cabrillo Room
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break, sponsored by Hollywood Vaults, Inc.  
3:15pm - 4:15pm Technical Sessions, continued
Motion Picture Sound Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age. Bob Heiber and Richard Young, Chace Sound.
4:15pm - 5:00pm Retrieving and Restoring Information from Damaged Full-track Monaural Tape Recordings. Seth B. Winner, Seth B. Winner Sound Studios, New York and Dennis Rooney, New York, NY.  
7:30pm - 8:15pm Evening Session
Hillbillies Out West: Early Country Music Recording in California 1928-1941.
Cary Ginell, Sound Thinking Music Research and Origin Jazz Library, Thousand Oaks, California.
El Cabrillo Room
8:15pm - 9:00pm 'Home is Pasadena': California in Popular Song. Bill Schurk, Bowling Green State University.  

Saturday, May 11 (Sessions take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara)

Time Event Location
8:00am Buses leave Radisson Hotel  
8:30am - Noon Registration Corwin Pavilion Lobby
8:30am - 9:30am Continental breakfast sponsored by the UCSB Libraries Corwin Pavilion Patio
9:30am - 10:10am Morning Sessions
The California Antique Phonograph Society Southwest Museum Cylinder Project. Michael F. Khanchalian, Mark Ulano, and Dan Reed.
Corwin Pavilion
10:10am - 10:30am Mexican-American Music in the Lummis Wax Cylinder Collection: Issues in Transcription and Publication. John Koegel, California State University, Fullerton.  
10:30am - 11:00am From Central Avenue to the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Documenting Community Arts in the African American Community of Los Angeles. Steven L. Isoardi, UCLA Oral History Program.  
11:00am - 11:45 Rabbits, Rats, and Trained Widow Spiders: The Story of Jazz Bandleader and Amateur Zoologist, Harry Spindler (1893-1961). David N. Lewis, All Music Guide.  
11:45 - 1:00pm Lunch On you own (in the UCen)
Noon - 2:00pm UCSB Libraries Book and Record Sale Davidson Library, 8th Floor
Proceeds from the record and book sale will benefit the Friends of the UCSB Libraries.  
Noon - 1:00pm UCSB Libraries: Tours of Special Collections
Limited to 15 people per group. Tours are free, but signup on the registration form. Meet in the lobby of the Special Collections Department.
Davidson Library, 3rd Floor 
1:00pm - 1:45pm Afternoon Sessions
The Durbeck Archive: Documenting Complete Opera Recordings of the LP Era.
Edward F. Durbeck III, Oceanside, California.
Corwin Pavilion
1:45pm - 2:15pm Archival Collections on the Web: Cylinders & Berliner On-line. David Seubert, University of California, Santa Barbara, Richard Green, National Library of Canada and Samuel Brylawski, Library of Congress.  
2:15pm - 3:00pm ARSC and the National Recording Preservation Board. Bill Klinger, Chardon, Ohio.  
3:00pm - 4:15pm ARSC Membership meeting Corwin Pavilion
4:30pm Bus leaves for Radisson  
7:00pm - 9:00pm ARSC Awards Banquet
Sponsored by Gary Thal Music. Separate registration fee required. Please join your colleauges at 6:30 for a happy hour wine reception prior to the Awards Banquet.
El Cabrillo Room


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