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Conference 2002 - Provisional Program

Waltzing Matilda Back Home:
Echoes of Identity Through Australasian Sound
ScreenSound Australia, Canberra, Australia
25th - 27th September, 2002

Download the Provisional Program as a PDF (24k)

Wednesday, 25th September, 2002

8.00 Registration

9.15 Welcome and Official Opening

  • Kevin Bradley, President, ASRA
  • Ron Brent, Director, ScreenSound Australia

9.30 Special Guest Paper with discussion

  • Emil Telmanyi: The Hungarian Violinist and Son-in-law of Carl Nielson
    Dr George Brock-Nannestad, Preservation Tactics, Denmark

11.00 Morning Tea

11.30 Australia and the World (Chair: Pam Saunders, ScreenSound Australia)

  • Context Australia, Sound Recording and the World in 1902
    Dr Jeff Brownrigg, ScreenSound Australia
  • Soundless in Canberra: Aspects of the Public Interpretation of Social and Political History in Australia
    Michael Richards, Old Parliament House
    Roslyn Poignant, Independent Scholar, London
  • Florence Austral Comes Home James Moffat

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Technical Session I: Keeping and Disseminating: Collection Management (Chair: TBA)

  • Ian Gilmour, ScreenSound Australia
  • MusicAustralia: A Digital Strategy for Music, Robyn Holmes, National Library of Australia
  • Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, MusicAustralia
  • Current Audiovisual Preservation Activities at the National Archives of Australia Peter Shaw, National Archives of Australia

3.30 Afternoon Tea

4.00 Listening to Melba: Various Recordings Session (Chair: Dr Jeff Brownrigg, ScreenSound Australia)

  • The New ScreenSound Melba CD: How they did it:
    • Bruce Skilton
    • Angelo O'Reilly, ScreenSound Australia
    • Mark Hogan, ScreenSound Australia
  • Listening/Audience participation: Melbas of the Past (NFSA/Larrikin, HMV, Shellac and Vinyl London and America, Elektra transfers)

5.30 Close

6.00 Drinks at ScreenSound Australia

Thursday, 26th September, 2002

9.00 Collection Content (Chair: TBA)

  • Do We Know What We Have? Dr George Brock-Nannestad, Preservation Tactics, Denmark
  • Popularity, Pleasure, Payment and Pain: What Should the National Collection Contain? - and Other Questions, James McCarthy
  • Discussion of the issues raised in both papers

10.30 Morning Tea

11.00 Home and Away (Chair: Shelly Grant, National Library of Australia)

  • Ghana in Melbourne, Ghana in Malta: Music and Change in Migrant Cultures, Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia
  • Interviewing Australian Performing Artists, Bill Stephens, Oral History Interviewer
  • Paying the Rent: Roy Agnew in Sydney, Professor Dr Larry Sitsky, Canberra School of Music

12.30 Lunch

2.00 Technical Session II: Digitisation and Digital Storage (Chair: Kevin Bradley, National Library of Australia)

  • Quadriga Presentation, Brent Heber, Syncrotech
  • Low-Cost Ingest Options, Greg Moss, ScreenSound Australia

3.30 Afternoon Tea

4.00 Thinking Deeper: The Changes Caused by Digitisation

  • Mark Denbow, AIATSIS
  • Adam Chapman, AIATSIS
  • Forensic Audio - Is It Restoration? Graeme Kinraid, Australian Federal Police

5.00 Technical Committee - Elections and Planning

7.00 Conference Dinner

  • "The Green Herring", Ginninderra Village
  • Presentation of ASRA Awards

Friday, 27th September, 2002

9.00 Annual General Meeting

11.00 Morning Tea

11.30 Inaugural Dr Alice Moyle Lecture (Chair: Kevin Bradley, NLA)

'This is for you, Mrs Mathews': The Cross-cultural Recordings of Janet Mathews (1914-1991), Dr Martin Thomas, National Library of Australia, Harold White Fellow

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Access and Rights Management (Chair: TBA)

  • Public Performance, Private Property: The Rights and Wrongs of Rights Management, Ron Brent, Director, ScreenSound Australia
  • Speaker 2 - TBA





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