IASA-AMIA 2010 conference

Additional tours

Two additional events added:

Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives present: Philadelphia Sound and Vision
Monday - November 1 - Ibrahim Theatre @ International House

Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives presents a look at hidden stories of music and sound in Philadelphia. It features some of the more distinct characters, traditions and venues in the city's recent history. The screening will feature: free-jazz performer Sun Ra and his Arkestra, David Bowie visiting Veterans Stadium, synthesizer expert Gerson Rosenbloom, Philadelphia International soul legends McFadden & Whitehead, punk/...new wave stalwart Ken Kweeder at the Hot Club, the organist at the Spectrum sports and entertainment venue, jazz-vibraphonist Khan Jamal, Mummers new years string bands, the original Electric Factory concert venue and more! The program consists of unique footage from the Urban Archives' collections including unaired news footage, television broadcasts, news magazines and documentaries from local networks WPVI 6 and KYW 3. This highlights recent preservation and digitization work done on our film and video holdings. Open to the general public - and free!

Tour of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
Saturday - Nov 6 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The largest symphonic pipe organ in the world resides one block from our conference hotel. The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Macy’s Department Store has been the performance vehicle for many of the world’s most famous organists for nearly a century. Hearing this organ is a must for sound archivists, organ aficionados, and classical music lovers. A tour of the internal workings of this huge musical instrument of 28,500 pipes is being offered to registrants for the IASA/AMIA conference. The Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, the foundation that cares for the organ, will conduct the tour which is being sponsored by your friends and fellow conferees, Ralph Sargent and Alan Stark, from Film Technology Company, Inc. Please go to www.wanamakerorgan.com where you will find much information about the organ. The tour will begin at noon with a 45 minute concert that is also open to the public. At the conclusion of the concert, your tour through the organ will begin. (Free - tour limited to 30 people)

Plus! Don't miss these unique events ..

Penn Museum After Hours Reception
Tuesday - November 2 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Penn Museum Archive is hosting a reception for visiting AMIA and IASA members! Featured at the reception will be an exhibition of production stills from Matto Grosso (1931), one of the earliest sync sound documentary films. A museum sponsored expeditionary film which takes place in interior Brazil, Matto Grosso will also be screened continuously on monitors in one of the galleries. Matto Grosso was restored with a grant from NFPF in 2008. Just a short cab ride from the hotel, this is a great opportunity to see the Penn Museum while you're in Philadelphia! ($10)

An Evening at Eastern State Penitentiary
Wednesday - November 3 - 8:00pm

In addition to the Penitentiary, the tour will also include a screening inside an actual prison cell of the film "Release" by Bill Morrison, with the filmmaker in attendance. Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. Until its closure in 1971, it housed inmates such as Al Capone, Freda Frost, Slick Willie Sutton, and Morris Bolber. Also screened will be an 8minute silent film created at the prison in 1929. Eastern State Penitentiary is a short cab ride from the hotel. ($10) To add any of these events to your registration, just use this link and your confirmation code: Click here to view the event summary | Confirmation number: 7SN8BJMTJKA. No pre-registration is necessary for Philadelphia Sound and Vision. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!