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---- 2016 ARSC GRANTS RECIPIENTS ---- --- GRANTS for PRESERVATION of CLASSICAL MUSIC HISTORICAL RECORDINGS --- The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The program for this grant was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations. -- Interlochen Public Radio -- Interlochen Public Radio received a $9000 grant to hire an archival intern to assist with a project to digitize open-reel recordings of performances at the Interlochen Academy of the Arts. The tapes, recorded between 1954 and 1991, include performances by Van Cliburn, Claudette Sorel, William Doppmann, and Janos Starker. Frederick Fennell and Howard Hanson are among the conductors of the performances. The recordings include at least two American premieres of note: Bartok's "The Wooden Prince" and Sibelius' "The Captive Queen, Opus 48." The digital recordings made from the tapes will be available for broadcast over Interlochen Public Radio. They will also be available to the public via streaming, as copyright permits. -- Professor Jordi Roquer Gonzalez -- Piano rolls are an early and popular form of recording technology. To support the playback and recording of piano rolls cut by Catalan composers Federico Mompou and Manuel Blancafort between 1914 and 1929, Professor Jordi Roquer Gonzalez, of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, received a $2300 grant. Professor Roquer Gonzalez will use the grant to hire a pianolist and a recording engineer to produce recordings of the rolls, which will eventually be available on the Internet. For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings, visit: http://go.sparkpostmail.com/f/a/DdSAACu0zZdlJ31Pteyx7A~~/AABF2wA~/RgRZKfmiP0EIAWukLUqaHuUXWAQAAAAAWQZzaGFyZWRCCgAFIsZIVwRBpEFSGGFyY2hpdmVAbWFpbC1hcmNoaXZlLmNvbQlRBAAAAABEPGh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYXJzYy1hdWRpby5vcmcvY29tbWl0dGVlcy9wcmVzZXJ2YXRpb25ncmFudHMuaHRtbEcCe30~ The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is December 15, 2016. --- RESEARCH GRANTS --- The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. This year's projects include three studies of the recording industry, each with a slightly different focus. -- Ian Eagleson -- Ian Eagleson, an ethnomusicologist and independent scholar, received a $1000 grant for travel to study the recording industry in Kenya. He will do historical research on Kenyan popular music and the recording industry during the middle to late twentieth century. Eagleson will conduct oral history interviews and discographic research with musicians/producers who came to the forefront of this activity during the 1960s, including Gabriel Omolo, David Amunga, and John Nzenze. This project will supplement preparation of a book manuscript, "Ok Oyot System: Benga and the Kenyan Recording Industry from 1950-2015," which documents guitar-based benga music and the history of Kenyan recording practices. In addition, Eagleson will visit the British Library Sound Archive to examine the work of Alice Werner, who recorded Kenyan songs and language in 1912, on wax cylinders. -- Filip Sir -- Filip Sir, librarian and sound specialist at the Moravian Library in Prague, Czech Republic, received $1000 for travel to U.S. repositories to collect information on recordings made for Czech immigrants to the U.S. The main purpose of this research project is to examine and describe the production of sound recordings for Czech-speaking immigrants in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. He plans to visit the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The results of this research will help to create a publication that includes: a discography of Czech records for immigrants in the U.S.; stories of the Czech countrymen in the U.S. who made them; and pictures of record labels. A short article focusing on this research will be published in the ARSC Journal. -- Matt Swiatlowski -- Matt Swiatlowski, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, received a $1000 grant. The money will go towards his archival study on New World Records' Recorded Anthology of American Music (RAAM). His study will be conducted in the archives of New World Records, in New York. The 100-disc RAAM commemorates the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration. It is an exhaustive survey of vernacular, popular, and serious-music recordings made in the U.S., and includes several titles dedicated to ethnic vernacular forms. His research on RAAM is part of a larger dissertation project on the circulation of commercially-produced, pre-war ethnic vernacular recording in the post-war reissue economy. For more information about the Research Grants, visit: http://go.sparkpostmail.com/f/a/Q2NvHeKrZFOUn2Hk6LIoOg~~/AABF2wA~/RgRZKfmiP0EIAWukLUqaHuUXWAQAAAAAWQZzaGFyZWRCCgAFIsZIVwRBpEFSGGFyY2hpdmVAbWFpbC1hcmNoaXZlLmNvbQlRBAAAAABEOGh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYXJzYy1hdWRpby5vcmcvY29tbWl0dGVlcy9yZXNlYXJjaGdyYW50cy5odG1sRwJ7fQ~~ The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is February 28, 2017. 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. 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