Restoration of UCI Music Performance Recordings
Hello from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts!
We are excited and honored to preserve the legacy of music and musical theater at UCI. Thank you for your contribution to digitize these wonderful old recordings, and for helping to make them available online for future generations.
We're asking your help in funding the restoration of deteriorating audio tape recordings of significant UCI Music and Drama performances from 1969-1991. These include symphony, choir, chamber music ensemble, musical theater, Gassmann Electronic Music programs, composers' concerts, and other institutional performances which must be preserved for history.
- University of California, Irvine Inauguration - 1965
The reel-to-reel tapes are sent out to be "baked" slowly overnight, then carefully played back and digitally transferred by Mass Productions in Boston, Massachusetts, who provides this type of service to Harvard University, The Smithsonian Institute, MIT and many other prestigious institutions. The tapes we have transferred thus far have turned out fantastically well, and they sound great. Unfortunately, we cannot find sufficient university funds for this project within the urgent time frame in which it needs to be done before the contents are unrecoverable. We're asking those of you who participated in one way or another in these productions -- as a musician, actor, costume maker, choreographer -- or anyone else interested in preserving the history of performance at UCI, to contribute any amount of money you can.
These recordings will be uploaded to Calisphere https://calisphere.org and catalogued for public access. Anyone in the world with open Internet access will be able to search and listen to these recordings using a standard search engine.
Your donation qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable contribution.
Please give now to show your support!
Many thanks for your help,
H. Colin Slim, Stephen Barker, Joseph Huszti, Nina Scolnik, Ross Whitney
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
- Claire Trevor School of the Arts Audio Archives - 2017
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