Virtual Talk-Shop: Basement Tapes Day

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
When: 2:00pm - 3:00pm



Co-founders of Basement Tapes Day, Yuri Shimoda and Miles Levy, will join us to share a presentation on Basement Tapes! 

Basement Tapes Day provides the public with access to vintage audio playback devices so they can listen to the home recordings on open-reel tapes, cassettes, and micro-cassettes that have been sitting in their attics or basements for years. The annual event is staffed by volunteers from Los Angeles’ audio preservation community —  archivists, engineers, collectors, restoration experts, conservators, and graduate students from UCLA’s Media Archival Studies program. Attendees can hear and publicly share their tapes, while learning about the history of recorded sound, common deterioration issues with magnetic audio formats, and how to best store and care for their collections.

The "LAAS Virtual Talk-Shop Series" is part workshop and part informal discussion that provides opportunities for L.A. as Subject members to come together to learn new skills and engage in active discussions.