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ASRA Conference 2007
Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference
“The Art of Audio” at
Conference will be held in the Board Room at the NFSA
“ There’s not a problem that I can’t fix, ‘cos I can do it in the mix”. – Indeep, ‘ Last Night a DJ saved my Life ’
Audio recordings, held in collections of every type, are artistic statements in their own right. The aesthetic of a recording says almost as much as the content. Our sound heritage is the work of sound recordists, social historians, audio engineers, record producers, musicians, ethnographers, oral historians, linguists, sound artists, radio broadcasters, DJs, and designers of instruments and equipment. How are their skills perceived? Are they creating an artwork or practicing a craft, which requires certain technical knowledge and skills? What turns a recording into an aesthetic experience? Is recording an art form?
Speakers will include professionals from the radio, audio production, music and sound archiving industries, plus representatives from academia, the arts and private collectors. ASRA’s membership includes professionals from the archiving institutions, collectors and all those interested in Australia’s recorded sound collections.
The theme of this conference will be of interest to field recordists, oral historians, broadcasters, musicians, composers, DJs, record producers, theorists, curators, collection managers, preservation specialists, musicologists, forensic audio specialists, ethnographers and historians.
Call For Papers
The conference theme is the art and aesthetics of sound recordings. Papers are sought on any subject relevant to audio and collections.
Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length and will be considered for publication in the ASRA journal. Speakers are encouraged to include audio presentations as part of their papers.
Please forward your abstract to:
Maryanne Doyle, Conference
The conference will explore topics including:
“ A record is a world. It is the world scratched by man in a form that may survive him.” – Evan Eisenberg, ‘The Recording Angel’ 1987.
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