The Reel Living Dead: Tales from the Archival Vaults

Date/Time: Thu 14 Nov / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Elizabeth Burchill Seminar Room, 5th Floor East Wing, Menzies Building

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

The Music Archive of Monash University presents a

Public Seminar by Professor Anthony Seeger of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)


Audiovisual archives may seem like dark dusty places where old and obsolete stuff–like reels of audio tape–is put to moulder away.  But materials stored for decades in archival vaults have brought the wisdom and art of dead generations to inspire and improve the lives of people around the world.  They haven’t fed on brains, but rather fed brains. These tales about ways people have used old archival materials to improve their lives, their art, and their futures come from four different countries.

At the end of the seminar, Professor Seeger will launch a new Display in the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU)


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