Yaddocast Videos Now Available Online
From Yaddocast Video Episode 2: Aaron Copland
Saratoga Springs, NY (December 22, 2008) –
Yaddo is pleased to announce the release of Yaddocast Videos, a new visually-enhanced podcast series. These motion graphics podcasts might best be likened to short-format, PBS-style documentaries. Taken together as a series, they constitute a compelling chronicle of the life and work of Yaddo guest artists of yesterday and today.
Last September, Yaddo first unveiled Yaddocast, an audio podcast series exploring the history, culture, and artistic achievements of Yaddo and its guest residents. Each episode of Yaddocast is an audio essay spotlighting the life and work of one former Yaddo guest, including illustrious writers, composers, and visual artists from Yaddo's earlier years – such as Langston Hughes, Aaron Copland, and Philip Guston – as well as more recent residents whose work transcends traditional media labels, such as Stewart Wallace and Marianne Weems.
Now, those audio essays are being reproduced with visuals, and published under the title Yaddocast Videos. They will be released at a rate of one episode per week to coincide with The New York Public Library exhibition "Yaddo: Making American Culture," on display at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street through February 15, 2009. Utilizing many rare photographs from the private Yaddo collection, and other public archives, these enhanced podcasts provide the listener-viewer with an insider's experience of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of creative endeavor.
These complimentary audio and video podcast series evince the same embrace of cutting-edge technology that marked the career of Yaddo founder Spencer Trask. Yaddocast can justly be considered "the archive of the future."
To start enjoying Yaddocast and or Yaddocast Videos, click here. Even if you are new to podcasting, a straightforward set of questions and answers will have you enjoying these podcasts in no time.
Special thanks to Spencer Trask & Co. for making Yaddocast possible, and to Richard Edwards and Shannon Clute, the creators and writers of Yaddocast and Yaddocast Videos. For more on how Spencer Trask discovers and develops the ideas that will have a profound impact on the 21st century, visit www.spencertrask.com. For more information about the Yaddocast show creators, click here.