In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, project creator David Coffin just posted this short clip of his father, clergyman and social justice activist William Sloane Coffin, offering a few words on Dr. King.
The younger Coffin is working to establish an archive of Rev. Coffin’s sermons from his long tenure at the helm of New York’s Riverside Church.
A diver and photographer, Sid spent 13 years in the Red Sea town of Eilat, amassing an enormous archive of underwater photography. Together, he and his wife are working on preserving this resource and making the images available to the public through a digital film library.
Thanks to the Creative Audio Archive and 180 Kickstarter backers, more than 1,000 unique recordings of seminal Chicago musicians will be preserved for the next generation.
Malachi Ritscher was a musician, recording engineer and activist, who recorded countless live performances in Chicago’s experimental music scene over nearly 25 years. Ritscher committed suicide in 2006 as an act of protest against the Iraq war, leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions — and his unparalleled archive of seminal music.
As a living tribute to Ritscher’s artistic dedication, the Creative Audio Archive is preserving and sharing his phenomenal body of recordings. We’re thrilled that this unique resource will continue to inspire future generations of musicians in Chicago and beyond.
To What Strange Place is a 3xCD collection of music that was recorded during the early 20th century by NYC-bound immigrants from the dissolving Ottoman Empire. More than just songs, these are the sounds and stories of a generation — and the roots of pop music as we now know it. We’ll sing to that! It’s our Project of the Day.