Digitizing a sound archive

Bidragets oversatte titel: Digitalisering af et lydarkiv

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In 1990 an artist by the name of William Louis Sørensen was hired by the National Gallery of Denmark to collect important works of art – made from sound. His job was to acquire sound art, but also recordings that captured rare artistic occurrences, music, performances and happenings from both Danish and international artists. His methodology left us with a large collection of unique and inspirational time-based media sound artworks that have, until very recently, been inaccessible. Existing on an array of different media formats, such as open reel tapes, 8-track and 4 track cassettes, VHS tapes and vinyl, the oldest being from the beginning of the 1960’s, this collection is the focus of an intensive digitization process, converting old analog tape formats to digital files.
Bidragets oversatte titelDigitalisering af et lydarkiv
Publikationsdato12 dec. 2017
UdgiverStatens Museum for Kunst
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 12 dec. 2017


  • Lydkunst, digitalisering, lydbånd, spolebånd, cellulose acetate, polyester, PVC