Courtesy of a generous grant from Maryland Humanities, Global Z will be setting up audio recording gear in approximately 15 libraries across the state of Maryland. For a period of one year, library patrons will be invited to record their oral histories of how the pandemic has impacted their lives. The recordings of this crucial project will be archived in the Digital Maryland and Maryland State Archives collections, and select stories will be distributed by National Public Radio.
It is exciting to see libraries in Maryland opening back up after having doors closed for so long! In anticipation of libraries being fully accessible, we have been busy creating training and related project resources for library staff and patrons.
Next week, we will begin to collaborate with our pilot site partner, Urbana Regional Library, to begin testing technologies and related processes. We are looking forward to rolling this project out to Marylanders throughout the summer months!
eLearn Magazine has recently published my peer-reviewed paper, ‘Designing for Social Connectivity (Not Everyone Likes Webcams). The article explores the pros and cons of communicating online via webcams. While the reasons for using webcams can be quite obvious, the reasons for not using a webcam may well surprise you. https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1145%25252F3462445.3457174/reader
The Global Z Recording Project is fortunate to be sponsored by some amazing companies. One of these is Audiomovers. In a recent announcement, Audiomovers has shared the following awesome news…
…”We have an endless roadmap of exciting new features and products, so we have decided to team up with Abbey Road Studios to make it happen. We will be supported by Abbey Road Studios operationally and we are excited to work with their engineers to make ListenTo even better.“
Global Z is proud to be in such fine, celebrated, and exceptional company. Congratulations to Audiomovers and Abbey Road Studios!
Special thanks to Graham Cullen, journalist, and The Frederick News-Post for featuring The Global Z Recording Project in an excellent article focusing on our Phase II North American Indigenous Music Project.
Many thanks to our friends at Sweetwater Sound for their recent gift of musical equipment. Their donation will assist us in meeting current and future project needs – especially those we are scheduled to deliver during an exciting 2021 calendar year!
The world watched as mayhem, violence and destruction took center-stage in Washington, DC. 24 hours later, I find myself stunned and still in a state of disbelief.
The Global Z Recording Project is based just north of Washington. We stand for civility, respect, democratic principles, treating each other with dignity, and we embrace our cultural differences. We know and value the differences and unique perspectives each individual brings to the world. We cannot accept the violence and rage on display January 6th. We give peace a chance through music.
I hope the destructive events of yesterday at our nation’s Capitol serve as a catalyst for each of us to look inward. Let’s use this time to reflect on who we are, how we view life, how we view others different from ourselves, and how we resolve issues that prove contrary to our own philosophies.
It is clear, violent actions delivered as part of a mob mentality is not the way to go. These were not acts of freedom or democracy. These are not the principles on which the United States were founded. I ask you all to stand with us and find the peace within. Solve differences with dialogue, not with pain, physical harm, heartbreak and destruction.
Danielle is a highly talented musician, composer, conductor, educator and more. She brings a rich level of international experience working with culturally-diverse groups of student musicians. Danielle will be assisting Global Z as our International Music Education subject matter expert. We are glad you are here!