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AF Audio/Visual Library

A comprehensive digitised audio/visual library of NZ work from the Audio Foundation collection. Many of these recordings are rare and now out of print.

Pay us a visit and browse our extensive digital A/V Library of NZ audio recordings and video footage of live performances. This library is hosted on a publicly accessible computer in the AF office / shop.

Audio – full track list (albums)

Video – full track list

Many of these audio tracks are streamed live on our radio station AFM – click the player at the bottom of this page to listen.

Clips of video footage of performances at the Audio Foundation from the library can be viewed on our Audio Foundation Youtube page (updated regularly).

 

The Musical Electronics Library (MEL) 

The Musical Electronics Library (MEL) is a lending library of homemade electronic musical devices in Auckland, New Zealand – an independent project organised by Pat Kraus and hosted by the Audio Foundation, launching as part of the Nowhere Festival 2014. The MEL collection is housed at the Audio Foundation, and includes many electronic effects and sound generators built into VHS cases by a team of volunteers. Membership of the library is free, and members will be able to borrow up to three items at a time for a lending period of one month. You can view the online catalogue here.

MEL is open on Saturdays from 12-4pm, when a volunteer will be present to assist patrons and issue items from the collection. Items can be returned to Audio Foundation staff during gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-4pm.

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Contact: kraus [AT] kraus [DOT] co [DOT] nz

Donations of money, electronic parts, and equipment are always welcome.

We would like to strongly encourage your own DIY electronics activities. If you’d like to help out by building something for the library, please get in touch. No prior experience with electronics is necessary. We can provide free tutoring, parts, tools and workshop space.

For more info please see here