Joel Block - The Block House interview
Joel's experience adds another dimension to the Museum's capturing of magnetic audio recording. His experience comes from radio and in the area of commercials, audio books, industrials, jingles and spoken word projects. We believe you will find the information about Joel's dad, Martin Block, to be fascinating as well. We hope you enjoy this MOMSR interview with Joel Block.
Multiple perspectives of our Museum were developed by Prof. Tamie Glass' University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Interior Design class. View the museum designs. - more information
New resource page about the life of Oberlin Smith who is credited with the discovery of magnetic sound recording. Page includes an audio interview with researcher Arthur J. Cox.
John In Houston's press release on MOMSR
Tom Vernon releases profile of MOMSR on
The Telos Alliance blog
the Metzner family
We are saddened to learn about the passing of Robert G. Metzner on December 21, 2014. View his Son Richard's page about his Dad Stories section on Roberts Recorders
Space Rehearsal and Recording Studios
Dr. Eric J. Porter, MD. - vintage collector
Jon Neiss - Texas Music Magazine
Jim Swift - Austin radio/TV personality
Ed Helvey- Audio Producer & Audio Systems Designer and Integrator
Credits and sources
Created in 2012, the Museum was established to provide a permanent public non-profit museum that preserves the history of sound recording.
The Museum will include historical/educational displays that trace sound recording tech from the 1800's through acoustic, magnetic and modern digital recording technology. To provide perspective, there will be specific interactive displays to show how sound recording evolved and how it has impacted: broadcasting; education; film, games, music, science and video.
In addition to displaying and demonstrating recording devices from throughout the history of audio recording, MOMSR will profile significant inventors, manufacturers, engineers, producers and artists who created and benefitted from the technology.
This is especially important given Austin's being the "Live Music Capitol of the World." The Museum will have areas that can potentially celebrate the lives of iconic Austin & Texas folks including: Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Strait, Dan Rather, Cactus Pryor and others who folks recommend be included.
The Museum will be internationally inclusive with devices from around the world.
Our goal is to join with other Austin and Texas collections that will enhance the broad appeal of the Museum. We envision a world class museum that will become a major destination facility for Austin.