Please join us for the 57th annual ARSC Conference, May 17-20, 2023, in downtown Pittsburgh at the DoubleTree Hotel, One Bigelow Square. 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. ARSC uniquely brings together private individuals and institutional professionals interested in recorded sound.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The conference workshop, “Collecting 101,” will be held on Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
A Pittsburgh-focused plenary session on Thursday includes speakers from Duquesne University and Penn State sharing their research on singer-songwriter Betty Davis, radio announcer Porky Chedwick, and the city’s historic Hill District. ARSC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop in a special keynote session on Saturday highlighting the genre’s past, present, and future.
Concurrent sessions throughout the three days cover various topics related to the study and preservation of recorded sound. Traditional sessions on recording history, music makers, and folk and ethnographic collections are complemented by others that explore the cultural impact of recording technologies and the impact of private collections.
THERE ARE FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS FRIDAY EVENING.
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