In Fall 2020, the Percy Grainger Society's application was accepted for BUILDING CAPACITY, CREATING SUSTAINABILITY, GROWING ACCESSIBILITY program. An IMLS CARES ACT GRANT designed and administered by the Museum Association of New York (MANY), this initiative includes teaching ninety-eight New York museums to respond to one of the biggest challenges created by the pandemic: how to reach audiences who cannot physically visit.
The Percy Grainger Home and Studio began to identify stories from its collection, then set about developing a virtual program. Anne Ocone, Museum Coordinator, and Matt McGarrell, Director of Bands, Brown University (Emeritus) have been receiving training and equipment to complete the two virtual programs over two years.
The first program, the Grainger Library of Sampled Sounds ("GLOSS") is a collection of recorded sounds from the Percy Grainger Home and Studio. The sounds include samples of instruments in the collection and ambient sounds from the house and neighborhood. Users will be invited to explore and use these music files to create their own musical compositions and soundscapes.
Join us for the September Members' Meeting to hear about this exciting project, review progress to date and learn about its future direction.
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The Percy Grainger Society's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.