Following up briefly on the recent post that dealt a bit with field recordings: NPR had a story about the Field Recorders’ Collective. The members were concerned about recordings that simply disappeared onto archive shelves never to be heard again. Their idea:
Why not preserve their old recordings themselves? They call their ad hoc group The Field Recorders’ Collective. They decided to use the Internet to bring this little-heard music to a new audience. Every year, they remaster and release 10 to 15 old recordings. Using their home computers to edit audio, the collective then packages every CD in a simple cardboard sleeve. Liner notes are available online, with photos.
I haven’t delved into it, but interesting idea.