Recovering records is an archive space for record players with music therapy rooms for the local community to seek help and recovery.
Roberta Cross, head archivist at Recovering Records discovered her love for music and specifically record players as a young child when her father introduced them into her life. As she grew, so did her collection and her fascination for theses objects. Sadly, her father passed away suddenly in her teenage years, but comfort and recovery came from listening, playing, and creating music. Unlocking the therapy of music and the lifelong connection to her father’s memory which being surrounded by record players every day brings.
Recovering records is where record players will be displayed, maintained, and restored in hope of preserving their history and sound back to their original condition as closely as possible by her team of highly skilled technicians and staff.
A space for like-minded lovers of the record payer and their original analogy sound and those who appreciate the evolution of the technology over the many years.
The spaces within the building and materials chosen are influenced by the form and movement of record players.
Alongside the archive, music theory rooms provide a space for people to seek help and recover from a variety of disorders including depression, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Music theory is an evidence-based treatment that can help with trauma, memory, stress, self-esteem, and more—providing spaces for users to interact with record players and other forms of music-making and the ability to create, to trigger the therapeutic qualities of sound and music provide.
Recovering records. Recovering sound. Recovering memories. Recovering self.
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