ARSC Newsletter (Winter 2000, No. 90)
Help ARSC Grow with Matching Grants
Does your employer have a "matching contribution" program? Many do. This doubles your contribution to ARSC at no cost to you. Ask your employer and send your employer's form to Peter Shambarger, ARSC Executive Director along with your contribution.
Volunteer Needed: Assistant Editor, ARSC Journal
The Board of Directors of ARSC has created a new position and seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Editor of the ARSC Journal, the premier journal of its kind in the world. The successful candidate will work directly with the editor of the ARSC Journal and assume responsibility for publication design and page layout, following agreed upon guidelines and specifications.
The individual will also be responsible for production coordination, working primarily with the designated printing company. Familiarity with computer technology in publication work, including page design/layout software is a prerequisite and experience in print production is an asset.
For information or to apply, contact Barry R. Ashpole, Editor, ARSC Journal at email@example.com or by phone at (416) 362-4804 (during normal business hours), or (416) 486-9669 (evenings or weekends).
EDISON DIAMOND DISCS WANTED
EDISON DIAMOND DISCS 50348, 80232 and unnumbered "Holiday Greetings from the bunch at Orange" wanted. Also, cylinder records, boxes, tops, catalogs. Describe, price.
Gregory R. Reed
ATTENTION LP and 78 COLLECTORS!
Offering for sale a huge private collection of LPs and 78s consisting of all categories of classical music: vocal, orchestral, instrumental and chamber. Jazz and military band lists also available. Records priced to sell: more than 5,000 at $5 or less. Audiophile and extreme rarities, most at set prices. Send wants; lists published bimonthly. Specify whether you want LP, 78 lists or both. Send requests to:
Nathan E. Brown
IGOR KIPNIS WEBSITE: http://people.mags.net/kipnis
Illustrated website of performer (harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, piano) with complete discography (86 discs, 56 solo), biography, picture gallery, sections on father (bass Alexander Kipnis) and Kipnis-Kushner Duo (piano, four-hands duo with Karen Kushner), lecture subjects, and bulletin board performance itinerary.
IN SEARCH OF RADIO PROGRAMS:
1939 Rose Bowl game on NBC, with Bill Stern announcing; 1955 World
Series, 7th game.
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Tim Pyatt and Steve Weiss, Co-chairs, Local Arrangements Committee hope that all ARSC members will consider spending May 31 through June 3, 2000 in what locals like to call "the Southern Part of Heaven." As your hosts, we have scheduled what we trust will be a few enjoyable days in Chapel Hill, North Carolina!
The conference will open with a reception at the recently restored Carolina Inn. While you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks, ARSC member Mike Casey and his band, Cucanandy, will treat you to music from Cape Breton and Ireland. Conference program sessions will be held in the Pleasants Room of historic Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Events slated for Thursday and Friday include "behind the scenes" tours of the Southern Folklife Collection, a special exhibit of historical sound recordings, and an open house of the Manuscripts Department, home to the Southern Historical Collection, Southern Folklife Collection, and the John Rivers Sound Preservation Studio. We also will provide all attendees with a map of local record and book stores as well as a listing of music in clubs during your visit.
The final event of the conference will be an old-fashioned pig-pickin' on the lawn in front of Wilson Library. [Note: this will now take place IN the Library.] Although North Carolina hog farmers cannot understand why, we also will provide a vegetarian alternative. The Green Level Entertainers will serenade us with some traditional bluegrass music.
Accommodations will be available at a wide range of prices. The nearby Carolina Inn provides elegant accommodations while Granville Towers provides more economical lodging in a dorm-like setting. Both are within easy walking distance of the campus meeting site and downtown. All majors motels/hotels can be found within a short driving distance; a list of these will be included in your registration packet.
Chapel Hill is quite pleasant in late May with temperatures ranging from the high 70s in the day to the low 60s in the evening. Downtown Chapel Hill - only a block from campus, the Carolina Inn, and Granville Towers - offers a wealth of entertainment and dining. You can shop for used and rare books, dine on everything from shrimp and grits to burritos, sample beer at one of our two micro- breweries, or listen to a wide range of live music. We hope you will mark your calendars for May 31- June 3, 2000 and plan on partaking of our Southern hospitality! Information on local arrangements for the ARSC Annual Conference in Chapel Hill is available on the ARSC website at http://www.arsc-audio.org.
The Women's Museum, an institution documenting American women's social history, is opening this fall in Dallas. In our inaugural exhibition, we will have a two-part time capsule displaying the material culture of America in 1900 and 2000. We would like to request the loan of a phonograph circa 1900 to be included in this exhibition. The phonograph would be used to illustrate the progress of technology, the advent of recorded sound, and the enrichment music and the spoken word continues to provide in our lives. Additionally, we are looking for a popular recording from this time period (performed by a woman or about women) to be included in the time capsule portion of the audio tour. All costs of insurance and transportation would be covered by the museum and the loaner would be fully credited. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your collection with over half a million people per year. For further information or to share your ideas, please contact:
The silent auction of ARSC Awards publications has been such a success at recent annual meetings that it will be expanded this year in Chapel Hill. All ARSC members and member institutions are invited to donate items (books, recordings, memorabilia, whatever you think may interest ARSC members) for this year's auction. It's a very simple way to benefit ARSC, so consider what you might contribute to the cause. Details on how to make donations will be included in the annual conference registration packet. In the meantime, questions about the auction may be directed to members of the Silent Auction Committee: Brenda Nelson-Strauss (email@example.com or 312.294-3057), Barbara Sawka (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.723-9312), or Wendy Sistrunk (email@example.com or 816.235-5291).
Greetings from Rochester!
Here's a brief summary of ARSC Executive Committee activity during the past three months:
I hope to see you in Chapel Hill!
The ARSC Education and Training Committee will present a one-day introductory workshop on the basic care and management of sound recordings held immediately preceding the 2000 conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 31st, from 9:00 to 4:30. The session will focus on general principles and practices of caring for and managing sound recordings. Designed as an introduction to audio archives management, the workshop will be offered to librarians and archivists whose collections include audio materials. Attendance will be open to ARSC Conference attendees and audio collectors as well. Issues to be discussed include: historical survey of sound carriers, preservation/handling/storage, access, and copyright. Workshop cost: $50 for ARSC members; $60 for non-members. Applicants must register by April 28, 2000. Further details and registration forms will be included in ARSC conference registration packets that will be mailed in March. For more information contact Sara Velez (212.870-1662; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy Seeger (202.707-5494; email@example.com).
ARSC and all of its members extend a heart-felt thank you to Mike Gray as he leaves the post of book review editor of the ARSC Journal. Mike has served ARSC in many capacities over the last twenty-five or so years. He held the post of ARSC president during 1983-87; treasurer, 1975-76; ARSC Journal Editor, 1976-83 and co-editor, 1987-88; and publisher 1987-90. He served several terms as chair of the Publication Committee, as well as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee in 1987 and the Membership Committee in 1974-76. His contributions to the ARSC Journal include the Discography of World's Greatest Music and World's Greatest Operas series, and a fine article on the birth of Decca Stereo, and he has made numerous conference presentations. Suzanne Stover, current ARSC president said, "we are all grateful for the time, energy and professionalism you put into [the book review editorship]. Thank you for making the Book Review section one of the most widely read columns in the ARSC Journal." It almost sounds like we're sending Mike off on an around the world cruise from which he might not return. Not so. We look forward to Mike's continued contributions to ARSC, and to many more opportunities for friendship and camaraderie. Thanks Mike.
Here is a listing of events to help ARSC members plan for participation.
May 31-June 3 ARSC Annual Conference -
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan. 12-17 ALA Midwinter Meeting - Washington,
AES = Audio Engineering Society
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