nationals and African students through the sound archive. From such perspective on the circulation of knowledge and its accessibility in African ...
Author: Luis Gimenez Amoros
Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe analyses the revitalisation and repatriation of historical recordings from the largest sound archive in Africa, the International Library of African Music (ILAM). It provides a postcolonial study on the African sound archive divided into three historical periods: the colonial period offers a critical analysis on how ILAM classifies its music through ethnic and linguistic groups; the postcolonial period reconsiders postcolonial nationhood, new/old mobility and cultural border crossing in present Africa; and the recent period of repatriation focuses on the author’s revitalisation of the sound archive. The main goal of this study is to reconsider the colonial demarcations of southern African mbira music provided by the International Library of African Music (ILAM). These mbira recordings reveal that the harmonic system used in different lamellophones (or mbiras) in southern Africa is musically related. The analysis of sound archives in Africa is an essential tool to envision the new ways in which African culture can be directed not only from postcolonial notions of nationhood or Afrocentric discourses but also for the necessity of bringing awareness of the circulation of musical cultures from and beyond colonial African borders.
INTRODUCTION ] Since the Essex Sound Archive was established in 1988 ,
nearly 1,000 pieces of recorded material have been received into the collection .
1 1 They have come to us from local groups and societies throughout Essex and
This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme.
Author: Alan Ward
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings.
A founding member of the International Association of Sound Archives, he has
served as the Association's Secretary, Editor and President and was also
founding President of the International Association for Audio Visual Media in
Sound Archive Sergeant Frederick Bailey (Sound Archive interview number 11752). Captain Robert Barron (Sound Archive interview number 10887).
Author: Richard Duckett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the mountains and jungles of occupied Burma during World War II, British special forces launched a series of secret operations, assisted by parts of the Burmese population. The men of the SOE, trained in sabotage and guerrilla warfare, worked in the jungle, deep behind enemy lines, to frustrate the puppet Burmese government of Ba Maw and continue the fight against Hirohito's Japan in a theatre starved of resources. Here, Richard Duckett uses newly declassified documents from the National Archives to reveal for the first time the extent of British special forces' involvement - from the 1941 operations until beyond Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1948. Duckett argues convincingly that `Operation Character' and `Operation Billet' - large SOE missions launched in support of General Slim's XIV Army offensive to liberate Burma - rank among the most militarily significant of the SOE's secret missions. Featuring a wealth of photographs and accompanying material never before published, including direct testimony recorded by veterans of the campaign and maps from the SOE files, The SOE in Burma tells a compelling story of courage and struggle in during World War II
... Review Sound Archives , a Guide to medical ) institutes are to be example : the
value of many their Establishment and ... held by the British IASA Special
Publication No 4 , with him about the former , the Library National Sound Archive
Interview with Martin Jay , tape reference C685 / 91 / 1 - 3 , British Library
National Sound Archive , transcript p 31 . 29 . Interview with Andrew Crookston ,
tape reference C685 / 44 / 1 - 2 , British Library National Sound Archive ,
transcript p 20 .
773 . Les Phonographes Pathé ( firm ) . 515 . Leschetizky , Theodor ( pianist ) .
584 . Collection of Historical Sound Recordings . LIBRARY OF CONGRESS . 388
, 591 , 702 . Licette , Miriam ( soprano ) . 489 . Lichstein , Arthur ( violinist ) . 524 .
Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.
Category: Sound recording industry
This alphabetical reference covers the entire spectrum of the recording of sound, from Edison's experimental cylinders to contemporary high technology. The major focus is on the recorded sound industry in the US, with additional material on Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The coverage is particularly strong on the earliest periods of recorded sound history--1877-1948, the 78 rpm era and 1949-1982, the LP era. In addition to performers and their work, entries also cover important commercial organizations, individuals who made significant technical contributions, societies and associations, sound archives and libraries, magazines, catalogs, award winners, technical topics, special and foreign terms, copyright laws, and other areas of interest. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
050 International Association of Sound Archives ( IASA ) Address c / o Helen P .
Harrison , President , Open University , Media Library , Walton Hall , Milton
Keynes MK7 6AA , UNITED KINGDOM ( not permanent ) . Tel : 44 ( 908 ) 653530
Author: Institute of Paper ConservationPublish On: 1999
Tel : 01752 663322 Wales Film and Television Archive , Unit 1 , Aberystwyth
Science Park , Cefn Llan , Aberystwyth , SY23 3AH . Tel : 01970 626007 Wessex
Film and Sound Archive , Hampshire Record Office , Sussex Street , Winchester ...
For Marclay, “Recorded sound is dead sound, in the sense that it's not live anymore. The music is embalmed. I'm trying to bring it back to life through my ...
Author: Aa. Vv.
Category: Performing Arts
As Jacques Derrida wrote in 1995, while considering Archive Fever, nothing is less reliable or less clear today than the word “archive”. Nevertheless, the historic-cultural dimension of the contemporary discursive practices in cinema and art develops in the semantic openendedness of the term, in the repositioning of the idea of archive.The individual disciplines involved in one such field – history of cinema and art, theory of cinema and art, aesthetics, semiotics, philology, etc. – begin to open up to questioning the notion of archive even ‘in negative’: in other words what – after Michel Foucault – the “archive” is not, or does not seem to be. The “archive” is not the ‘library of libraries’ or ‘encyclopedia’, it is not ‘memory’, it is not museum, it is not a ‘database’.In recent years, the attention focused on such ideas has not so much highlighted the ‘impulses’, ‘turns’ and specific forms of art (“art archive”) as it has revealed in many ways how the “archive” concerns us in the interrelation of aesthetic, political, ethical and legal levels among various disciplinary fields.
25 Sound and Film Archives 4 . 0 Library Use and Users 4 . 11. human rights
violations , abuses and those arising out of truth and reconcili - ation
commissions may be preserved and made accessible as part of a nation ' s
collective memory .
BIRS was set up in 1955, joining the British Library in April 1983 when it was renamed the National Sound Archive (NSA). It is now Britain's national ...
Author: Donald A. Ritchie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations.
archives on the post-production access and preservation of the data, as well as
on dealings with later researchers. A major facet of archival work involves
performing public services inhouse, such as answering reference questions and
Author: Frederick J. Stielow
This book is an introduction to the management of oral history sound archives and offers guidance on processing and preservation of sound collections.
The Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images ( SLBA )
is a separate institution that includes all audiovisual output with the exception of
cinema film ; in South Africa , the National Archives covers the whole audiovisual
Nerys Williams deftly employs modernist techniques in her innovative new collection of poems.
Author: Nerys Williams
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
In her innovative debut collection, Nerys Williams crafts poetry that disrupts classical narrative and is spiked with jarring word choices and punctuation. The poems often spring from a description of a landscape, but are ultimately more concerned with perceptions and values than their ostensible subjects. Innovative and unusual, this collection utilizes humor and satire to subvert the readers’ expectations about what it might mean to be a woman writing against the background of two formidable traditions—that of Welsh-speaking Wales and of English literature.