Folk singer Ona Sorakienė is one of the most distinct folk singers of the Dzūkija region in southern Lithuania, notable for her unique, colourful vocal timbre and her substantial repertoire of old folklore genres. She was born in 1886 at the Lasavičiai manor in the district of Lazdijai, the county of Gudeliai. Her parents, Adomas and Katrė Grabauskas, were labourers on the manor, and she had four brothers and a sister. Read more
With his father as tutor, sound hunter Leon du Bois (1941) worked as a radio play sound recorder from 1962 until 1986. From 1985 on Leon studied to become audio technician and for the next three years hunted for new sounds for the sound archive. Since 2002 Leon retired from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision after working 44 years for this institute. Here follows the enthusiastic words of the charismatic former sound hunter Leon du Bois interviewed by Marloes Kunst in 2013. Read more
Dra. Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz shares her insight in the preservation challenges that Latin America sound archives are facing. Read more
On 23-24 October 2014, 32 representatives from 18 cultural institutions around Europe attended the first Europeana Sounds metadata ingestion training session hosted by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). This group of 18 cultural institutions comprise the data providers who are selecting content and providing metadata for that content to Europeana Sounds. The training was presented by representatives from NTUA, the Europeana Foundation and the British Library. Read more
The author of C’è troppa concorrenza “There is too much competition”, Rodolfo De Angelis, was born in Naples in 1893, and was a versatile artist: actor, poet, composer, pianist, and also painter. Read more
In Europeana Sounds, Net7 is working on Pundit, its open source tool for semantic annotation, to respond to the specific requirements of sounds-related resources and communities of users.
But what are annotations? And what is the added-value of being semantic? Read more