On March 18, I did a direct to disc 78RPM recording, with 1935 equipment : a ‘portable’ disc cutter and two ancient ribbon microphones; a Melodium 42B (for the ensemble) and an RCA 74B Jr (for the female singer). Some recordings can be listened to here:
At het end of the year, I will be doing lectures at the Dutch institute for Image and Sound (Beeld en Geluid). It is meant as a side program during the ‘Top 2000 of 2016’, which will be broadcasted between December 27th and 30. I am really looking forward to the event.
I was invited to hold a masterclass at the Paris SAE, on the 16th of November. It turned out to be an event which was both exciting and successful .
I hope to be able to do more lectures in the near future.
In early November author and book will be part of the ‘Crossing Border’ International literature festival, in The Hague.
The book is selling all over the World and receives a lot of praise from its readers.
In May I gave the first successful lecture about the book; the audience was captivated.
Starting May 10, 2016, the book can be ordered from Amazon.co.uk and soon thru other European Amazon branches.
On April 16 and 17, the book will be presented at Europe’s biggest Vintage Collectors Fare, in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, which is held together with the Mega Records and CD fare.
The author will be there to sign Witnesses of Words books, and lots of microphones will be present in a dedicated stand at the fair. The cabinets and interactive sound-solums will be there, as well as lots of other microphones and some old tape-recorders and sound equipment.
The book is now also available in Germany, where it is sold at the Pro qm bookstore, in the Almstadstrasse 48, Berlin. It can be ordered from there as well.
The book is now on sale at Rock Palace, musical instruments shop, in The Hague. Together with an exposition of twelve vintage microphones, in two cabinets accompanied by two inter active sound columns; through these historic sound bites can be heard, that were once spoken into these microphones.
The installation was welcomed with enthusiasm by Rock Palace’s crew.
Key Music will be selling the book at their other branches too, as well as on line.