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== Parallel Anthology ==
 
== Parallel Anthology ==
  
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We're working with [http://www.thisistomorrow.info This Is Tomorrow] to develop a night inviting bands, musicians and producers to cover, reinterpret and remix '''Parallel Anthology''' - a collection of out-of-copyright versions of tracks on Harry Smith's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_of_American_Music Anthology of American Folk Music] - at [http://www.whitechapelgallery.org Whitechapel Gallery] on '''Friday 30th July'''.
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'''Friday 30 July, 8pm - 11pm'''
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Whitechapel Gallery<br/>
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77-82 Whitechapel High Street<br/>
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London E1 7QX
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An evening of music inspired by musicologist, record collector and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright - from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. For this event musicians and producers have been invited to perform covers and remixes of Parallel Anthology for a night of plugged and unplugged performances.
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''Live Parallel Anthology sets by:''
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'''Leafcutter John'''<br/>
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'''patten'''<br/>
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'''Karen Gwyer'''
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Plus Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set
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'''Free Parallel Anthology source CD gift was presented on entry.'''
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
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anthology, distributing rich material that remains open   
 
anthology, distributing rich material that remains open   
 
for use and reuse.
 
for use and reuse.
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== Audio ==
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<swf>http://www.openmusicarchive.org/xspf_player/xspf_player.swf?playlist_url=http://www.openmusicarchive.org/xspf_player/whitechapel-late6.xspf&repeat_playlist=true&autoplay=true</swf>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Uncle%20Rat%20Went%20Out%20To%20Ride%20-%20Karen%20Gwyer.mp3 Karen Gwyer - Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride] 8.4Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br/>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Our%20Goodman%20-%20Leafcutter%20John.mp3 Leafcutter John - Our Goodman] 7.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br/>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/No%20Sir%20-%20Leafcutter%20John.mp3 Leafcutter John - No Sir] 9.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
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patten recordings coming soon . . .
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''Live sound engineering by Richard Johnson''
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== Images ==
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[[Image:Whitechapel-late-01.jpg|200px]]
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[[Image:Whitechapel-late-02.jpg|200px]]
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[[Image:Whitechapel-late-03.jpg|200px]]
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[[Image:Whitechapel-late-04.jpg|200px]]
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[[Image:Whitechapel-late-05.jpg|200px]]
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photos by Sally Mumby-Croft
  
 
== Source Files ==
 
== Source Files ==
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/03%20Uncle%20Rat%20Went%20Out%20To%20Ride.mp3 Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride (The Frog And The Mouse)]<br />
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[[Image:parallel anthology map.png|300px]]
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/03%20Uncle%20Rat%20Went%20Out%20To%20Ride.mp3 Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride (The Frog And The Mouse)] 2.2Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Elizabeth Cronin<br />
 
sung by Elizabeth Cronin<br />
Recorded 7 August 1948 County Cork, Ireland
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Recorded 7 August 1948 County Cork, Ireland<br/>
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/01%20Our%20Goodman.mp3 Our Goodman] <br />
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/01%20Our%20Goodman.mp3 Our Goodman] 3.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Thomas Moran <br />
 
sung by Thomas Moran <br />
 
Recorded december 1954 Mohill Leitrim, Ireland  
 
Recorded december 1954 Mohill Leitrim, Ireland  
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/02%20The%20Devil.mp3 The Devil (The Farmer’s Curst wife)] <br />
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/02%20The%20Devil.mp3 The Devil (The Farmer’s Curst wife)] 3.8Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Jimmy White <br />
 
sung by Jimmy White <br />
 
Recorded 9 june 1954 Whittingham, Northumberland, England  
 
Recorded 9 june 1954 Whittingham, Northumberland, England  
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/04%20The%20Cuckoo.mp3 The Cuckoo] <br />
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/04%20The%20Cuckoo.mp3 The Cuckoo] 1.6Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Bill Westaway <br />
 
sung by Bill Westaway <br />
 
Recorded 26 may 1952 Belstone Devon, England  
 
Recorded 26 may 1952 Belstone Devon, England  
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/05%20What%20Shall%20I%20Wear%20To%20The%20Wedding%20John_.mp3 What Shall I Wear To The Wedding John?]<br />
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/05%20What%20Shall%20I%20Wear%20To%20The%20Wedding%20John_.mp3 What Shall I Wear To The Wedding John?] 4.8Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Aunt Fanny Rumble/Albert Collins <br />
 
sung by Aunt Fanny Rumble/Albert Collins <br />
 
Recorded 6 October 1954 Tilshead, Wiltshire, England  
 
Recorded 6 October 1954 Tilshead, Wiltshire, England  
  
[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/06%20No%20Sir.mp3 No Sir (Oh No John!)]<br />
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/06%20No%20Sir.mp3 No Sir (Oh No John!)] 3.4Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br />
 
sung by Emily Bishop <br />
 
sung by Emily Bishop <br />
Recorded 13 October 1952  Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England  
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Recorded 13 October 1952  Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England
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full res audio files available soon (email infoATopenmusicarchiveDOTorg for more info)
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== Video ==
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<videoflash>WrAiBbyrGtA</videoflash>
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== Lyrics ==
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[[Parallel Anthology lyrics]]
  
 
== Credits ==
 
== Credits ==
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Researcher: Matthew White  
 
Researcher: Matthew White  
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Thanks: James Smith, Rebecca Page, Meem, Alyssa Moxley, [http://leafcutterjohn.com Leafcutter John],[http://www.myspace.com/pattensongs patten], [http://www.myspace.com/karengwyersound Karen Gwyer], Richard Johnson, Lucky Dragons
  
 
Recordings gleaned from BBC gramophone collection: 11989, 17794, 18678, 20606, 21493, 22029
 
Recordings gleaned from BBC gramophone collection: 11989, 17794, 18678, 20606, 21493, 22029
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Parallel Anthology CD duplication made possible through MIRIAD: Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design.

Latest revision as of 19:32, 14 January 2012

Parallel Anthology

Parallel anthology cd front.png

Friday 30 July, 8pm - 11pm

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

An evening of music inspired by musicologist, record collector and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Simpson and White have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright - from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired. For this event musicians and producers have been invited to perform covers and remixes of Parallel Anthology for a night of plugged and unplugged performances.

Live Parallel Anthology sets by:

Leafcutter John
patten
Karen Gwyer

Plus Open Music Archive out-of-copyright/copyleft DJ set

Free Parallel Anthology source CD gift was presented on entry.

Background

The 1952 release of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music was a compilation bringing together a selection of Smith’s personal collection of 78rpm records. As such, it was effectively a bootleg and operated under the legal radar until it was digitised, re-mastered and fully licensed in 1997.

The recordings in the anthology are those from the early days of the record industry, a time which saw the establishment of a system that fixed collectively-authored folk lyrics and melodies to individual authors in an attempt to control the flow of this previously fluid cultural material.

The Parallel Anthology project aims to map the public/private territory of Smith’s anthology and to scrutinize different levels of access to the material – researching details of future dates when compositions will enter the public domain, sourcing alternative versions of recordings, and gathering together fragments of archive manuscripts and lyrics.

Parallel Anthology volume 1 begins the process of collecting together alternative versions of tracks and makes available a small selection of public domain versions not closed down by copyright. Future volumes will collect, publish and distribute recordings whose proprietary interests have expired, along with new versions and remixes of the material collected.

The project re-envisages Smith’s anthology as a series of nodes in a larger network and employs a kind of sonic virology – tracing songs across spatial and temporal distances.

A parallel collection is proposed: a new roots and future anthology, distributing rich material that remains open for use and reuse.

Audio

<swf>http://www.openmusicarchive.org/xspf_player/xspf_player.swf?playlist_url=http://www.openmusicarchive.org/xspf_player/whitechapel-late6.xspf&repeat_playlist=true&autoplay=true</swf>

sound file Karen Gwyer - Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride 8.4Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sound file Leafcutter John - Our Goodman 7.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sound file Leafcutter John - No Sir 9.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)


patten recordings coming soon . . .

Live sound engineering by Richard Johnson

Images

Whitechapel-late-01.jpg Whitechapel-late-02.jpg Whitechapel-late-03.jpg Whitechapel-late-04.jpg Whitechapel-late-05.jpg

photos by Sally Mumby-Croft

Source Files

Parallel anthology map.png

sound file Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride (The Frog And The Mouse) 2.2Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Elizabeth Cronin
Recorded 7 August 1948 County Cork, Ireland

sound file Our Goodman 3.1Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Thomas Moran
Recorded december 1954 Mohill Leitrim, Ireland

sound file The Devil (The Farmer’s Curst wife) 3.8Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Jimmy White
Recorded 9 june 1954 Whittingham, Northumberland, England

sound file The Cuckoo 1.6Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Bill Westaway
Recorded 26 may 1952 Belstone Devon, England

sound file What Shall I Wear To The Wedding John? 4.8Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Aunt Fanny Rumble/Albert Collins
Recorded 6 October 1954 Tilshead, Wiltshire, England

sound file No Sir (Oh No John!) 3.4Mb MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
sung by Emily Bishop
Recorded 13 October 1952 Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England

full res audio files available soon (email infoATopenmusicarchiveDOTorg for more info)

Video

<videoflash>WrAiBbyrGtA</videoflash>

Lyrics

Parallel Anthology lyrics

Credits

Parallel Anthology project was launched on the occasion of the 17th Biennale of Sydney

Researcher: Matthew White

Thanks: James Smith, Rebecca Page, Meem, Alyssa Moxley, Leafcutter John,patten, Karen Gwyer, Richard Johnson, Lucky Dragons

Recordings gleaned from BBC gramophone collection: 11989, 17794, 18678, 20606, 21493, 22029

Parallel Anthology CD duplication made possible through MIRIAD: Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design.