Fwd: The Derby Tape Club


Subject: Fwd: The Derby Tape Club
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 10:16:55 EDT


>Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 07:53:16 +0100 (BST)
>From: mark vernon <meagreresource@hotmail.com>
>Subject: The Derby Tape Club
>Sender: sonicartsnet-request@sheffield.ac.uk
>
>
>For anyone who missed it the first time there’s another chance to
>hear ‘The Derby Tape Club’ Programme on Radio 4, this Wednesday the
>29th September at 11.30pm.
>
>A radiophonic elegy to the pioneers of home recording and their
>forgotten enthusiasm: domestic tape recording and amateur radio in
>the 1960s and 70s.
>
>* * *
>
>Several years ago sound artist Mark Vernon bought a hoard of old
>reel-to-reel audio tapes as a job lot with an elderly and very heavy
>tape recorder from a car boot sale in Derby. Coaxing the old
>machine back to life and lacing the tape up, he realized he had
>rescued the jettisoned archive of the Derby Tape Club.
>
>The little known phenomenon of tape recording clubs reached its peak
>in the 60s and 70s, as tape recording technology became more widely
>available. Enthusiasts would meet regularly and present recorded
>mixes, quizzes, documentaries and slide or cine shows to one
>another, swapping tips and arranging activities such as group field
>recording trips.
>
>This programme started out as a six part series for Resonance fm -
>part oral history document, part ethnographic archive, The Derby
>Tape Club preserves voices, accents and attitudes from a more
>innocent age - a radiophonic elegy to an anonymous group of people
>and their forgotten enthusiasm.
>
>Producer : Mark Vernon
>
>A LOFTUS production for BBC Radio 4
>
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>Mark Vernon
>Flat 2/2, 1088 Argyle Street
>Glasgow
>G3 8LY
>Tel: + 44 (0) 141 248 5853
>email: meagreresource@hotmail.com
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