How Bob Dylan’s Analog Artifacts Have Powered the Digital Frontier — Observer


Librarian was a-talkin’, there’s a lecture she gave / She said every man’s file cabinet’s disorganized and arcane…

When a very young Bob Dylan laid down some of his earliest tracks at the Gaslight Cafe in 1962, a sound engineer named Richard Alderson made the historic recordings. Alderson would go on to record all kinds of music, including capturing traditional music throughout Mexico. Before that, though, Alderson would tape Dylan again, in 1966, this time as he went from NYC scenester to global star on a world tour.

The rediscovery of of Alderson’s recurring involvement during Dylan’s ascent was made courtesy of a tool from Digital ReLab, called Starchive, which connects digital media using advanced metadata, the extra tags and notes computers make about every file (from the date produced to subject matter).

via How Bob Dylan’s Analog Artifacts Have Powered the Digital Frontier — Observer

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