Marcos Sueiro Bal is the Senior Archivist at New York Public Radio.
Marcos is Co-Chair of the Technical Committee at the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, and was part of the Collection Management Task Force that drafted the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan in 2012. In 2011 he co-translated the definitive text on audio preservation, Guidelines for the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects. He is a member of the Standards Committee of the Audio Engineering Society and of the Independent Media Arts Preservation board. He has mastered and restored 2011’s Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, and he was nominated for a Grammy for his work on 2008’s Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette. He has worked at the Alan Lomax Archives, Columbia University Libraries (where he developed AVDb, a preservation prioritization tool), Masterdisk mastering studios, and Emory University. He teaches Audio Preservation at Long Island University's Palmer School of Library Science.
Marcos Sueiro Bal appears in the following:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Friday, October 03, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Friday, September 05, 2014
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Back in happier, non-World-Cup-matches-between-Belgium-and-USA times, this is what the New York state governor said. Listen to the whole, happy broadcast here.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
His humorous and edgy 1982 “sermon” took on the question of whether hydrogen bombs would deliver us from more terrifying circumstances. A literary classic, the full audio recording is now available for the first time.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Decades before Mel Brooks made it okay to sing about Hitler, an obscure singer recorded this defiant song about the Fuhrer. Just a two weeks later, in September 1940, the Germans bombarded London.
Monday, April 28, 2014
It arrived at the New York World's Fair 50 years ago, and breakfast was never the same. To celebrate such a sweet event, listen to this report on the 1958 Brussels World's Fair —"the first World's Fair of the Atomic Age!!"
Friday, April 25, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The late Paul Fussell (1924-2012) was a noted cultural and literary historian, who taught at Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote about such diverse subjects as Samuel Johnson, travel, and the American class system. His numerous books include Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, The Great War and Modern Memory (for which he won a National Book Award), and The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-45. Fussell was a veteran of World War II, fighting in Europe, where he was wounded and decorated with a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Last week we presented an allegory for retrieving audio, where we compared it to listening to a distant radio station. Of course, that is only half of what audio archivists do: the other half is to try to extend the reach of that signal into the future.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Picture yourself on a weekend retreat in a rented cabin in the woods, not far from your home. Although you love the isolation (no wi-fi, no TV), you would like to listen to your favorite radio show on Saturday afternoon¹. After looking around, you find a cheap clock radio in the bedroom and, at the appointed time, you fiddle with the (maddeningly small) tuner wheel, tune the (analog) dial, and hope that your favorite station's signal reaches your receiver's dinky little antenna.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Celebrate the retreat of winter with an extraordinary performance of The Waters of March. It's not just a song about Spring, it's a song about "the rebirth of the human spirit."
Monday, February 17, 2014
In 1951, jazz superstar Hazel Scott boldly spoke against Jim Crow. At least a decade before Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the former "Darling of Café Society" talked about her own hopes of a future with "all racial prejudice eliminated."