Intermission Music is an initiative from the Alaska Music Archives dedicated to presenting a Virtual Season of music. Intermission Music surveys recordings from the past decade and creates new content to suit the needs of our local performing arts groups.

The
Atwood Foundation has provided the seed money to start gathering 2010-2020 performance recordings to fill in the digital audio archive to be made available to the Performing Arts Groups in Southcentral Alaska who are currently offstage.  

Concurrently, The Alaska Music Archives is producing audio/visual content. In March, The Alaska Music Archives created and released several performances in The Virtual Concert Hall on Facebook at the beginning of the shutdown.

Groups that have benefited from the work of the Alaska Music Archive's asset creation through the shutown include - the Anchorage Concert Chorus, Anchorage Symphony, Alaska Chamber Singers, Mat-Su Concert Band, Anchorage Civic Orchestra, Anchorage  Community Concert Band and many individual performing artists.

Kurt Riemann is providing his decades of audio / video expertise and extensive Alaskan music library containing 70 years of recorded performances to keep the Alaskan performing arts in the public eye by supplementing the current efforts of our dedicated performing arts groups.

We had begun securing local and national grants for this organization when the events of 2020 halted funding. Nonetheless, even without funding we continued to create the structure for Intermission Music and created a pilot concept through The Virtual Concert Hall.

Now we are requesting CDs, cassettes and any version of musical recordings from the last decade (2010-2020) to digitize, title, and make available back to the organizations.

The initial work of digitizing is already being run continuously. We seeking these recordings initially to create digital copies, not to house the master recordings (unless the owners wish to permanently donate the musical materials.)

The Atwood grant is seed money to get the digitization project underway. We are then providing a high-visibility audio/visual platform of music videos for these performances to be seen with this project, and these videos need sponsorship to fund their creation, a sponsorship which will be appropriately and abundantly credited.

If you are interested in the Alaska Music Archives Intermission Music initiative, please contact us at alaskamusicarchives@gmail.com

Or contact Kurt Riemann directly at 907-632-0515

Thank you for your interest and support.