Watch the Event
REPLAY is a day-long symposium that will explore, with the help of a panel of experts, the use of digital sampling and the re-use of historical recorded sound in musical innovation.
Friday, April 9, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Live Webcast on
A distinguished panel—including a world renowned copyright expert; musicians who use sampling in their compositions; an academic expert; and a record label representative—will participate in a series of structured conversations about the law, business, technology, theory, and culture of sampling recorded sound. The event will also feature a live demo of sampling from the Belfer Audio Archive. The program will also be professionally filmed and simulcast on the Web.
The goal of REPLAY is to foster understanding of the myriad issues involved in sampling and to involve participants in developing best practices that can guide future use of recorded sound. The event also aims to connect with the broader creative, archival, and sound communities to help generate incisive discussion about the intersection of archival media, technology, and intellectual property.
REPLAY’s companion website at sampling.syr.edu
(available March 15, 2010) will add context to the day’s proceedings. Information on recorded sound sampling—its culture, technologies, economics, legality, and musicality—will be presented and made available before and after the event. Portions of the webcast will also be made available for later viewing.
The Key Players
REPLAY is produced by the Belfer Audio Archive, Syracuse University Library, and is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Central New York Humanities Corridor. The symposium is sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Syracuse University Library.