Digitizing the Composer to Composer Recordings

Grant to: Other Minds (2018)


An award in the amount of $10,000.00 to Other Minds in 2018.


Other Minds in San Francisco will digitize, catalog, and preserve a collection of DAT tapes dating from 1988–1991 documenting various conversations, lectures, interviews, and performances presented at the Composer to Composer Festival in Telluride, Colorado. “The collection comprises approximately 120 hours of recordings as well as numerous ephemeral items related to the festival,” says Charles Amirkhanian, Executive & Artistic Director of Other Minds. “During those four years, the festival hosted numerous emerging and illustrious composers including John Cage, Lou Harrison, Joan La Barbara, Laurie Anderson, Anthony Davis, Terry Riley, Conlon Nancarrow, Pauline Oliveros, and many more.” Their extensive interviews will be preserved for future generations.

About the NRPF

The National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF) is an independent, charitable organization and registered 501(c)(3) entity. The NRPF works across the United States to foster awareness of the diverse perspectives and communities documented in audio, to support the preservation of historical and at-risk audio collections, and to coordinate resources for the digital preservation of audio recordings. The NRPF was mandated through federal charter by the U.S. Congress under the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-474) and was thereafter duly incorporated in 2010.

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