Taos Archaeological Society
Speaker: Jack Loeffler
Subject: Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte
Jack is a writer, oral historian and radio producer and sound collage artist who has hunted and gathered sound throughout the American West, Mexico and beyond for over forty years. He has interviewed traditional culture-bearers, scientists, writers, and salt and pepper-of-the-Earth, and has recorded the sounds of myriad habitats. From these recordings he has produced over 300 radio programs, many of which have been nationally and internationally distributed. He has also produced sound collages for museum exhibitions throughout the country. He has written a number of books including La Musica de Los Viejitos: The Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte and Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey. He is the proprietor of the Peregrine Arts Sound Archive in Santa Fe, and his extensive collection of recordings is currently being digitally duplicated, and thereafter donated to the Museum of New Mexico.
He and his wife have recently released through UNM Press a book, "La Musica de Los Viejitos: Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte". He will speak about the book. A lot of the musicians are from the Taos area. His presentation is made possible by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
PO Box 143
Taos, NM, 87571