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Feature: 2011 Freedman Fellows, as the 2012 Program Opens
Case faculty are invited to submit proposals for this year's Freedman Fellows Award Program, in existence since 2005 to help faculty bring their research & teaching projects to fruition with digital technologies, tools, and support.
Read more about the 2012 program criteria, and enjoy these weekly features about the 2011 Freedman Fellows Award winners and their developing projects, like Putting the Adelbert Two-Step and Cleveland Music Publishing On the Map:
Music department faculty Daniel Goldmark knows what musical life in Cleveland was like 100 years ago, when "There was a theme song for everything, from vaudeville to Cleveland's Peerless Motor Car Company, & the Great Lakes Exposition of 1936-37." He's researched & acquired 900+ pieces of Cleveland-produced sheet music, covering musical genres from 1890-1950s, including the theme song for the Exposition. Goldmark says his Freedman Fellows 2011 project is about "the presentation of the Cleveland musical story, the diversity of publishers, and how the mass media in music started."
Goldmark's plan to apply GIS (geographic information system) to his project will take people to the publishers' houses, theaters, and streets of a city that had a thriving sheet music publishing industry like Chicago & New York City, revealing trends & relationships beyond the sheet music. A scanned border detail (above) from the Adelbert Two-Step (James D. Johnston) might be mapped to 365 Bond Street in Cleveland, the theater, to performers, and ultimately to an 1896 Billboard review of this baseball song.
Take An Historic Musical Journey
Music, metadata, images and information in his project will ultimately take you on a musical journey through Cleveland's sheet music trade and its local history, perhaps to a local landmark via sheet music covers like The New Euclid Arcade March Two Step by Louis C. Snyder.
Now planning details for a searchable database, embedded music files, & interactive web portal, Goldmark will bring it to life, and says of his 2011 Freedman Fellows Award, "It's knowing that support is there, as a scholar. I know about this part of my project—and I know that technology makes it possible."
The Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center is a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library.
Posted by Karen Oye on March 12, 2012 07:02 PM