For class tomorrow we are going to be covering a lot of ground: “Segregating Sounds (1910s – 20s) and Archival Acquisition/Fieldwork.” For the music related readings please consider the following:
- Why does Armbruster characterize the 20s as a “paradoxical age”?
- What is a “blue law”?
- What was Local 76’s attitude towards jazz?
- Why was Local 458 reconstituted into Local 493 in 1922?
- What impact did the advent of cinema have on the local music scene?
- Did women receive the same pay as men in Local 76?
- What did the New York Times say about Cornish?
- According to De Barros, what was Seattle’s early “contradiction in the city’s psychology”?
- What do you think would have happened had black musicians tried to join Local 76 in 1909?
- What role do minstrel shows play in the development of jazz?
- How would you characterize The Seattle Times’ turn of the century characterization of black entertainers?
- When and where was Seattle’s first jazz performance?
And for the archive/fieldwork related portion of the readings, consider….
- What are some of the ways in which sound and audiovisual archives acquire their collections?
- What should be a person’s paramount responsibility when making a new recording for an archive?
- What should we do with recordings that were made w/out the knowledge or permission of performers?
And we will be applying Bartis’ guide to an activity during the latter half of the class.
See you tomorrow!