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Dylan Basement Tapes Restoration
Peter J. Moore and Jan Haust




Tuesday, 31 March 2015


7:00 PM


Ryerson University
RCC 361, Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON

Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St (Dundas Subway)

Pre-Meeting "Dutch Treat" dinner 5:00 pm at the Pickle Barrel (corner of Edward and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)

For parking info and map, goto


Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes Complete, is a six CD Sony Legacy release, 138 takes of 115 songs recorded informally throughout 1967 by The Band’s Garth Hudson, mostly in the cramped Woodstock-area basement of the abode known as Big Pink, while Dylan was recovering from a motorcycle accident.  The tapes were restored and digitally re-mastered in Toronto at the E Room by Peter J. Moore and Jan Haust.

Our meeting will feature the story about how the restoration came to happen, and what challenges were overcome to bring the tapes alive for the world to hear.


Although he has a sizable reputation for his mastering skills and TV, film and production work, Peter J. Moore considers himself primarily a record producer. Since the late 80s, Toronto-based Moore has produced more than fifty albums. 

With mastering credits on albums by Neko Case, Oscar Peterson and others, his credits include Neil Young, Garth Hudson, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Finger Eleven, Sloan, and hundreds of others. He has won three Grammy awards, two Genie's and 2 Gemini's and been nominated twice for a Juno.

Jan Haust, ‎President of Toronto-based Other Peoples Music, is a Kingston born Canadian music promoter, archivist and television producer.  Jan is one of the producers and the on-camera host for the 3 hour documentary series Yonge Street: Toronto Rock & Roll Stories— commissioned to celebrate the Junos’ 40th anniversary. 

He is the owner of a huge archive of rock memorabilia that is a “goldmine” of Canadian history, and is working with Peter on a box set recordings for Levon and the Hawks -- the Band, and co-produced in collaboration with Garth Hudson and Peter, and wrote the box liner notes for the Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete, restored and released on Sony on November 4, 2014.




The Toronto AES is presenting a day-long presentation Network Audio Systems – A Primer on the State of the Art on April 25, 2015.

 The traditional paradigm of transmitting audio and video media content over point to point dedicated cabling is being supplanted by methods of moving media content over networks, in particular Ethernet, LANs and IP based WANs.

 This day-long event will provide a basis of understanding of data networking in general while exploring the latest developments in methods, protocols, standards, and applications of networked audio. 





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