A Community Centenary Initiatives Fund grant allowed ArtSound FM to catalogue its large recordings collection from the early 1980s to 2000, most of which was in the custody of the ACT Heritage Library. The collection comprises plays, programs on and interviews with Australian poets, writers, artists and arts-related personalities, and concerts by local, interstate and nationally acclaimed musicians (jazz, folk, and classical music). These recordings include rarely-recorded Australian musicians and poets, many of whom never released commercial recordings. All were locally recorded in Canberra and are a significant part of Canberra’s social and musical history.
ArtSound experts assessed the collection, identified and extracted the gems and prioritised those in most urgent need of restoration. In 2013 ArtSound will produce programs featuring the most exciting material in the collection. These will be broadcast as part of the 2013 Centenary of Canberra, spreading the centenary message around Australia and the world.
For more information, contact the organiser by calling 6295 7444, by emailing email@example.com or visit www.artsound.fm.