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Podcasts ‘R’ Us?

Podcasts pose challenges beyond the historical applications of analog oral history methodology.  Pre-interview etiquette, in-depth narrator research, closely monitored sound recording levels and interviewing techniques all continue to be valuable skills of born-digital oral history collection; however, as the Oral

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Posted in Las Cruces

Autumn Dreams

This summer, after too much time spent working rather than recording, a chance presented itself to schedule sound recordings along Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Transferring sound equipment —i.e. checklist packing to allow for easy hauling, set-up, and tear down—

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Posted in Albuquerque, Sound

Rain Cars

Near Los Griegos Library, the normally welcome sound of rain is questioned by the street traffic noise of Griegos Road along North West Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recording environments in open (outside) spaces can be intimidating without the right equipment. It’s

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narrator

A realistic effort to record story, place, and memory remains crucial to narrator sense of past, present, and future story telling. The ability to perform memory during sound recording continues with keystone interview questions to help promote memory recall: the

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Posted in Pueblo

active sound research

During stage performance or live-sound event, writing and sound recording are a presence within contextually social and monetary use of corporeal body with its energy. Should storytellers choose not to be recorded, other storytellers may tell “Story” as their own

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Posted in Sound
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David Lee

creates dynamic open-access community archive environments for public history sound recording projects, reasonable workflow, and longterm digital preservation. Potential narrators welcome for telephone interviews by appointment. Teams-oriented Organizational History available.

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