an evening of free music on Friday 17th July 2009 at the Star and Shadow featuring performances of covers, versions, remixes and interpretations of the 1920s and 30s out-of-copyright folk, blues, and jazz from the Open Music Archive

INVITATION: The invitation is now open for bands, musicians, DJs and producers to get involved and contribute to the night. We're inviting you to respond to the rare out-of-copyright music in the Open Music Archive - to make covers, versions or remixes of the archive recordings and to perform them live on the night. It's a unique opportunity to get to know and work with forgotten lyrics, chords, melodies and beats.

Download a selection of the recordings from:
and email to register your interest and find out about more tracks:

All live plugged and unplugged performances will be recorded and licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike, generating a new resource - free for use and reuse in the future.This event opens up a temporary channel for music, exchange and discussion that operates beyond individual proprietary and commercial interests.

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Organised by Polytechnic & Kate Sweeney.
Part of the Polytechnic ecologies programme.
The Star and Shadow Cinema