It’s hard to fathom the music that has been lost in the ether of history, but Seattle-based musician Paul Kikuchi oversees a unique project at the crux of this idea. Read the rest of the article here.
For many people, New Orleans is practically synonymous with jazz; it’s the birthplace of both the music and many of its leading lights, from Louis Armstrong to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. But now, one organization is working to draw attention to the city’s history of opera music. Read more at npr.org
A transition is under way at the University of Washington, where an agreement between the School of Music and UW Libraries takes effect July 1 transferring curatorship of the UW’s internationally renowned Ethnomusicology Archives from the School of Music to UW Libraries. Read the article here.
Amateur cryptologist Mark Pitt reckons he’s uncovered the hidden theme that’s baffled sleuths for more than 100 years. Read the story at The Guardian.
Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. He spent decades in the field, recording heralded artists like Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as far more obscure musicians, from the British Isles to Haiti. He also created systems to classify this music and explore the links between cultures. Continue reading the article here.
President Cauce has encouraged us to share our expertise for the public good but what role can academics play in solving today’s pressing problems? How can we break out of the cloistered world of academic journals and conferences and share our research with a broad audience? How can we bring facts to the forefront of today’s urgent issues? Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9am-3pm in the Allen Library South, Research Commons to learn more. This interdisciplinary program will provide faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press (print & radio), social media, and other venues. An unconference style lunch is included with registration. Space is limited so register today!
What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.
Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment. New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health
When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.
Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.
Judy Garland’s hit single “Over The Rainbow”; the original-cast album of “The Wiz”; the rap group N.W.A’s seminal album, “Straight Outta Compton”; the Eagles’ 1976 “Their Greatest Hits”; and the national anthem of black America have been designated as aural treasures worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these recordings and 20 other titles to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage. Read more here.
In the new paradigm, artists generate coverage by their clothes, hook-ups, and run-ins with the law. What happened to the music? Read the article at The Daily Beast.